Faculty Awards

Hilda P. Barrow Out­stand­ing Devel­op­men­tal Edu­ca­tor of the Year

$300 cash award and plaque

This award rec­og­nizes the con­tri­bu­tions of a per­son who has helped stu­dents achieve their desired goals through their ser­vice and sup­port of stu­dent suc­cess pro­grams. The per­son rec­og­nized shows a life­time of ser­vice to stu­dents through pro­fes­sion­al excel­lence and per­son­al com­mit­ment. Evi­dence of achieve­ment would be clear from stu­dent let­ters, let­ters from col­leagues, and oth­er doc­u­men­ta­tion fol­low­ing the direc­tions for appli­ca­tion for the NOSS Gladys R. Shaw Out­stand­ing Ser­vice and Sup­port for Stu­dent Suc­cess.


  • More than ten years of ser­vice to stu­dent suc­cess-relat­ed pro­grams as an instruc­tor, staff mem­ber, or admin­is­tra­tor
  • Exten­sive record of ser­vice and sup­port in stu­dent suc­cess-relat­ed pro­grams
  • NCOSS mem­ber

Kel­logg Insti­tute Scholarship

$750 schol­ar­ship to the Kel­logg Insti­tute

NCOSS is pleased to offer a $750 schol­ar­ship for an NCOSS mem­ber who plans to attend the Kel­logg Insti­tute. The appli­cant must have been a mem­ber of NCOSS for two years and have had some lead­er­ship role in NCOSS. Pref­er­ence will be giv­en to a per­son who has par­tic­i­pat­ed in at least two NCOSS con­fer­ences and is a mem­ber of NOSS.  Please sub­mit a let­ter of intent, at least one ref­er­ence, and a NOSS Cov­er Sheet with your infor­ma­tion.

Shin­ing Star Award

The pur­pose of the “Shin­ing Star Award” is to acknowl­edge and rec­og­nize an indi­vid­ual or an insti­tu­tion who has demon­strat­ed a com­mit­ment to cel­e­brat­ing diver­si­ty.  The recip­i­ent of the “Shin­ing Star Award” will doc­u­ment com­mit­ment to diver­si­ty in one or more of the fol­low­ing ways:

  1. Devote time in class ses­sions and/or oth­er pub­lic forums dis­cussing the val­ues of diver­si­ty as it relates to rec­og­niz­ing, under­stand­ing, and appre­ci­at­ing dif­fer­ences.
  2. Ini­ti­ate or active­ly par­tic­i­pate in activ­i­ties at school or in the com­mu­ni­ty that are focused on elim­i­nat­ing prej­u­dice.
  3. Dis­play an atti­tude of hon­esty, open­ness, and har­mo­nious team build­ing.

Any cur­rent mem­ber of (NCOSS) may apply for or sub­mit the name of an insti­tu­tion to be con­sid­ered for the Cul­tur­al Diver­si­ty Shin­ing Star Award.  Sim­ply write a let­ter doc­u­ment­ing the rea­sons why the indi­vid­ual or insti­tu­tion should receive the award (please include events, accom­plish­ments, dates, times, places and peo­ple impact­ed).