Chapter Excellence Awards

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The NOBCChE Chapter Award program recognizes student and professional chapters that successfully complete an annual Program of Activities (PoA), which includes a series of activities designed to encourage its members to grow as individuals, achieve academic and/or professional excellence, work as part of a team, and serve the community.

The Chapter Awards Committee selects student and professional chapters to receive special recognition on the basis of their programs and activities, as described in their chapter reports.

Eligibility & Instructions

In order to qualify for a NOBCChE chapter award, your chapter must:

  • Complete at least 1 activity in 4 of the 5 following chapter focus areas during a fiscal year (the NOBCChE fiscal year is July 1 to June 31.
  • Submit a chapter report for the fiscal year by August 1
  • Check the box (submit chapter for award consideration)

Visit our NOBCChE student chapter or professional chapter pages to learn more about joining or starting a NOBCChE chapter.


Chapter Focus Areas

1. Student / Professional Development:

  • Leadership
  • Career Success
  • Scholarship and Academic Excellence
  • Mentorship
  • Personal Development (Finance, healthy lifestyle, etc.)
  • Networking Event

 2. Chapter Development:

  • Chapter Recruitment
  • Fundraising
  • Public Relations
  • Collaboration with other NOBCChE chapters
  • Collaboration with other organizations (i.e. SHPE, NSBE, ACS, AIChE, SACNAS, etc.)
  • Social Activities and Entertainment

 3. Community Development:

  • Volunteering
  • Economic Development
  • Environmental

 4. K-12 Promotion of STEM

  • STEM Demonstrations
  • Program Participation
  • Science Bowl and Science Fair
  • Volunteer Activities

 5. Cultural Awareness, Citizenship, and Social Justice

  • Black History Programs
  • NOBCChE History Programs
  • Social Justice and Civil Rights Programs
  • Voter Registration Drives