Sigma Delta Pi Graduate Research Grant Recipients Named for 2017

Sigma Delta Pi congratulates its graduate research grant recipients for 2017:

Zachary Brandner, Texas Tech University
Joanne Britland, University of Virginia
Inés Corujo Martín, Georgetown University
Lucía Planchón, North Carolina State University

Undergraduate Study Abroad Stipend Recipients Named

Congratulations to the following recipients of Sigma Delta Pi’s 2017 study abroad stipends:

Emanuela Bruce, Western Illinois University
Elizabeth Edsell, Marquette University
J.T. Henderson, Translyvania University
Morgan Huenegarde, University of the Cumberlands
Nicole Lassiter, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Meredith Miles, University of Georgia
Madisan Miller, University of the Cumberlands
Bailey Mitchell, Eastern Illinois University
Shambhawi Thakur, University of Virginia
Emily Vidler, University of South Dakota

Upcoming March 2017 Deadlines for Sigma Delta Pi Opportunities

March 1, 2017
Submissions for Graduate Research Grants for summer 2017 and 2017-18 academic year: Click here for details.  

 March 2, 2017
Deadline for early bird registration for to attend the 15th Annual Sigma Delta Pi Informative Session on April 21, 2017 at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Click here to register.

St. John’s University and Western Illinois University Named Co-Recipients of the 2017 Frida Kahlo Award

Sigma Delta Pi is pleased to announce that the Epsilon Kappa Chapter of St. John’s University and the Alpha Alpha Lambda Chapter at Western Illinois University have been named co-recipients of the 2017 Frida Kahlo Award for their outstanding websites.

Sigma Delta Pi’s Gabriela Mistral Award for Outstanding Chapter Members

El Premio Gabriela Mistral

Any/every active chapter may nominate one (1) outstanding student per year for El Premio Gabriela Mistral.  The awardee, who may be either a graduate or undergraduate student, must be an active member of Sigma Delta Pi, as defined in Article XV of the National By-laws.  Nominations, together with supporting documentation, including several letters of recommendation and a current transcript, should be e-mailed to the Executive Director.  Winners will be given a handsome certificate and a book award courtesy of the Gabriela Mistral Foundation.  Nominations accepted year round.

Sigma Delta Pi is pleased to announce its partnership with the Gabriela Mistral Foundation,
which will provide all future winners of the Gabriela Mistral Award a copy of the Foundation’s book
From Chile to the World–70 Years of Gabriela Mistral’s Nobel Prize.

Sigma Delta Pi’s 6th Annual Facebook Photo Competition

Sigma Delta Pi is pleased to announce its 6th Annual Facebook Photo Contest for the 2016-17 academic year.

Rules for submissions:

1) Photos must be posted at www.facebook.com/sigmadeltapi by April 1, 2017.  Photos submitted any other way will NOT be considered.

2)  Facebook photo caption line must include “2017 SDP Photo Comp” and name of chapter.  Eg: “2017 SDP Photo Comp, Pi Theta”

3) Eligible entries must show name of “Sigma Delta Pi” and the Society’s logo within the picture.

4) Competitive entries will reflect mission of Sigma Delta Pi in creative, original, entertaining and coherent ways.

5) Person who posts/submits the photo must be a member (not alumni members) of an active chapter of Sigma Delta Pi; chapter Facebook group pages may also submit the photo.

6) Maximum of two photo entries per chapter.

Winning entry along with 2nd and 3rd place distinctions will be announced by April 15, 2017.

Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP’s Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Announce Joint Chapter Grant Program

Sigma Delta Pi and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese are proud to announce their inaugural chapter grant program for 2017.  A Sigma Delta Pi chapter and a SHH chapter, both of active status, may apply for a joint grant of up to $300 to support a collaborative project in spring 2017 that complements the missions of Sigma Delta Pi and the SHH .  This grant program aims to promote collaboration between chapters of Sigma Delta Pi and the SHH to help raise the visibility of Spanish honor societies in our communities and to incentivize high school honor society members to continue their Spanish education at the collegiate level.  Deadline for applications: February 15, 2017.  For the downloadable application and further details, please visit: http://www.sigmadeltapi.org/SDP-SHHchaptergrants.html