2023 Distinguished Fellow and Emerging Leader Award Committee Application

About the Committee

The Distinguished Fellows and Emerging Leader Awards are two of the major awards the Society provides. Committee members evaluate nomination packages and discuss the top candidates for a final decision. Each year, one new member joins the committee as one rotates off. This committee is chaired by a member serving their third year on the committee.


Member Criteria

Committee membership is open to all BSA membership categories except students. Past winners of the Distinguished Fellow Award and the Emerging Leader Award are encouraged to apply, but winning this award is not a requirement to serve on this committee. Committee members are expected to participate and be engaged in committee activities and have a genuine interest in the mission of the committee.

Time Commitment

The bulk of the committee’s work is spent reviewing proposals in March and April, with final award decisions by end of April or early May. Most discussions occur via email, with the potential for one or two conference calls. Members serve three-year terms.


This committee does not accept student members.


Application open date
Dec 5, 2022, 00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Application close date
Feb 15, 2023, 23:59 PM America/Los_Angeles


Evaluation open date
Feb 16, 2023, 00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Evaluation close date
Mar 1, 2023, 23:59 PM America/Los_Angeles

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