Truman State University Wins 6th Annual Facebook Photo Competition

Sigma Delta Pi congratulates the Rho Rho Chapter at Truman State University, the 1st Place Winner of the 6th Annual Facebook Photo Competition.

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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

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.

Sigma Delta Pi Graduate Research Grants: Call for Applications

Sigma Delta Pi is pleased to announce its graduate research grant program for the summer of 2017 and the 2017-18 academic year. An eligible graduate student who is an active member of Sigma Delta Pi may apply for one grant of up to $2000 to support travel ABROAD to Spain or Spanish America for the sole purpose of research related to Hispanic Studies.  No more than four total grants may be awarded in 2017 based upon the quality and depth of the pool of applications. March 1, 2017 submission deadline.

Click here for further details and downloadable application.

Sigma Delta Pi’s Newest Partner: Gabriela Mistral Foundation

In July 2016, Sigma Delta Pi formalized a new 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.

Lidia I. Martínez, Recipient of 6th Annual Mario Vargas Llosa Award

Lidia I. Martínez of Sigma Delta Pi’s Chi Gamma Chapter at Stockton University (Galloway, NJ), was selected as the 2016 recipient of the Mario Vargas Llosa Award, a joint recognition of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).  A Spanish major with a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Stockton University, Lidia distinguished herself not only through academic excellence as an undergraduate, but also through her impressive activities beyond the classroom that included a lead acting role in Spanish in a play at the Dante Hall Theatre in Atlantic City, and a Community Engagement Student Fellow with countless hours of service to the local Hispanic community, among other activities. A leader of Stockton’s local chapter of Sigma Delta Pi and a member of the Caribbean Students Association, she has also facilitated the organization of  student field-trips to New York City as well as various events for Hispanic Heritage Month.  Lidia will be formally recognized during  the 98th Annual Conference (July 8-11) of the AATSP in Miami, Florida during the conference’s awards banquet on Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 6:00-8:30pm.

In its 6th year, the Mario Vargas Llosa Award is granted annually to one undergraduate Spanish major or minor who is a member of Sigma Delta Pi and who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in all upper-division courses completed and exemplary involvement in extra-curricular activities as related to Spanish.

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 (only one awardee per chapter per year permitted).  Nominations accepted year round.