Mosal Awards

Eligibility | Deadline | Application | Selection Criteria | Recognition | Final Report

The Mosal Awards encourage professional development by providing financial support to chapter advisors for the completion of projects that lead to personal professional growth. This is defined as the advancement, improvement, increase in knowledge, or general progress toward maturity in one's profession beyond earned degrees, pursued out of the desire for betterment or personal interest in the undertaking.

Each Award carries a stipend of $5,000 to complete the project described in the application with the number presented each year dependent upon quality of applications and availability of funds. Selection is based on the applicant's project proposal and the applicant's potential for personal leadership growth through completion of the project as evidenced by the application.

The award was established in 1984 and is named in honor of Dr. Margaret Mosal, the Society's first Executive Director. View a list of winners and their proposals.


Eligibility

All chapter advisors whose term as an advisor began on or before April 18, 2012, are eligible to apply (three years before the date of the Awards Ceremony at the 2015 NerdNation). Advisors who do not know their start date may contact Key Services at key.services@ptk.org to determine eligibility.

Advisors applying for the Mosal Award may not apply for its companion the Marshall Award in the same application year. Advisors who have been awarded the Mosal Award may apply for the Marshall Award beginning 10 years after receiving the Mosal Award.
 


Deadline

Applications must be received by Friday, February 20, 2015.

Applications (except letters of recommendation) may be submitted by email to honors.programs@ptk.org or mailed to the following address.

Attn: Mosal Award Applications/Key Services
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
1625 Eastover Drive
Jackson, MS 39211


Application

Download the 2015 Mosal Award Application


Selection Criteria

Applications are judged on the merits of the project proposal; the potential impact of the project on the applicant; the applicant's past accomplishments, past demonstration of scholarship, and general preparedness to complete the project; and the overall presentation. Review the Mosal Award Rubrics.


Recognition

Each Award carries a stipend of $5,000 to complete the project described in the application with the number presented each year dependent upon quality of applications and availability of funds. In addition, winners of the Mosal Award are recognized at the Association of Chapter Advisors Luncheon at Phi Theta Kappa’s Annual Convention, where they are presented the prestigious Mosal Award Medallion. Stipends will be mailed to award winners following the Convention.


Final Report

Mosal Award recipients are required to submit a Final Report to Phi Theta Kappa when they have completed their projects and collected all necessary data. This brief report will be a summary of the project, an expenditures list and an assessment of the project's value. Except in unusual circumstances, the report should be submitted within the three years allowed for the completion of the project. A report form will be sent to recipients after the stipend is awarded.

For more information concerning the Mosal Award program, contact Dean of Academic Affairs and Honors Programs Susan Edwards at 601.984.3541.