Awards & Scholarships
The Student Scholarship Program provides scholarships for high school graduates and college students who wish to continue their education at an accredited institution of higher learning. Affiliated associations may nominate a candidate for the award. A panel of judges makes the selections and awards are presented annually. The IAEOP scholarship recipient's name is submitted to NAEOP (National Association of Educational Office Professionals) for consideration in the Marion T. Wood Scholarship. The national scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Marion T. Wood who was an educational consultant to NAEOP's Board of Directors and a proponent for members' continuing education. The application must be postmarked no later than February 1st of each year.
The Member Educational Reimbursement Program was established to encourage IAEOP members to pursue continuing education to strengthen their office skills. The award is presented annually. The application must be postmarked no later than February 1st of each year.
Illinois Educational Administrator of the Year is your opportunity to nominate your building or district administrator for the Illinois Educational Administrator of the Year award. Affiliated associations make nominations for these awards. Applications must be postmarked by February 1st of each year.
IAEOP Educational Office Professional of the Year is an award presented annually for outstanding performance in their respective areas of responsibility. Affiliated associations make nominations for these awards. The application must be postmarked no later than February 1st of each year.
Award & Scholarship
(deadline is July 1 of each year)
The IAEOP Distinguished Service Award is to honor individual members who have demonstrated exceptional support to the Illinois Association of Educational Office Professionals through the following criteria: demonstrated exceptional abilities and leadership performance, advanced and/or enhanced the professional standing of educational office professionals, significantly improved or elevated the standards of any of the IAEOP programs, and demonstrated professionalism, courage, determination and achievement in the performance of the responsibilities assigned to them or volunteered by them.
This is an undergraduate program scholarship available for children or grandchildren of active, life, or retired members of the National Association of Educational Office Professionals residing or working in the Central Area. Deadline is March 15 of each year.
The NAREOP (National Association of Retired Educational Office Professionals) application is available to grandchildren and great-grandchildren of a retired NAEOP member. The NAEOP/NAREOP member must have been a NAREOP member for at least 5 years, and currently in good standing.
What Makes Us Different
Participation in this growing organization is open to all people employed in schools and related offices. The officers and the committees give freely and generously of their time outside of their regular duties. They deserve support and encouragement by active participation in the organization. As a group much can be done to support education and to give professional leadership to schools.
Commitment to the Position
We realize that our individual positions, though diverse, exist for the common purpose of service to others. We further realize the trust implied by that purpose and accept, with dignity and pride, the obligations it imposes. We shall therefore:
perform our duties with energy and enthusiasm ever striving to improve and extend our competencies;
be patient, fair, and helpful, using tact and restraint in dealing with others;
make a praiseworthy personal impression, being consistently careful about our appearance, manner, and speech;
use utmost discretion and sound judgment, acting only within the limits of our responsibility;
remain loyal to those under and with whom we work, observing highest ethical standards at all times.
Printed from IAEOP Reflections 1940--1995