Charles “Jack” Sheehan Distinguished Service Award-Service to the Profession
The purpose of the award is to recognize service to the financial aid profession.
Qualifications: An individual who exhibits the traits of intelligence, integrity, fairness, ingenuity, creativity, humor, involuntary insomnia, and endless patience.
Criteria: Important contribution to the financial aid profession because of a commitment in advancing the goals of the financial aid administrator.
MASFAA Presidential Award
The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding service and time to MASFAA during the past year(s).
Qualifications: An individual or organization
Criteria: Important contribution to MASFAA either by a single achievement or achievements accomplished over a period of time. Can be counted on to complete tasks for the Association often with little fanfare.
Charles E. Jones Achievement Award
The purpose of the award is to recognize achievements and development of a new financial aid administrator.
Qualifications: Has held an administrative position in financial aid for 3 years or less.
Criteria: Outstanding achievement in the areas of leadership ability, communication skills, professional development, decision making, service to students, or service to institution.
Edward M. Kennedy Public Service Award
The purpose of the award is to recognize sustained service as a champion for the needs and rights of underserved and disadvantaged groups and to promote student advocacy within the financial aid profession.
Qualifications: An individual or an organization
Criteria: Important contributions in the areas of public service, student advocacy, government policy or providing education on issues of student aid policy.