SFT Student Chapter of the Year (SCOTY) Award
2017 SCOTY Award Criteria
Eligibility for Chapter
1) Officially registered with SFT
2) Has official adviser who is SFT Member
3) Minimum of five paid student members
4) Adviser or Chapter President submits completed application form by June 1, 2017
The Society for Theriogenology’ s fifth annual Student Chapter of the Year (SCOTY) Award will be presented in Fort Collins, Colorado at the annual Awards Dinner prior to the Theriogenology Foundation Live Auction. This award will recognize the student chapter that most exemplifies the SFT's Mission: …to promote standards of excellence in reproductive medicine, to provide outreach and education to veterinarians, and to foster continual improvements in theriogenology. The winning chapter will receive a traveling banner for display at their school for the following year, a plaque recognizing the award and a prize of $1,000 to be used to host a chapter event and/or speaker. Second place will receive a plaque and a prize of $500 to be used for chapter events.
Scoring (60 percent of points) will be based on chapter information garnered from the application form (below) and submitted to the SFT office by June 1. Additionally, 30 percent of points will be awarded for chapter participation at the annual meeting in Fort Collins in August 2017, including number of student attendees, paper submissions, T-shirt design competition, etc. Points are awarded for participation in each activity. Beginning this year each team will also receive an extra point for submitting a basket of their school items for the Silent Auction. Winning or placing in any of these activities (e.g. winning the T-shirt design competition, having a paper accepted for presentation or poster, etc.) results in additional points for each chapter. The final 10 percent of the award will be based on participation and placement in the Merck Student Quiz Bowl, which will be held at the Fort Collins conference. This exciting event will take place on Thursday, August 3 as a part of the extended Exhibit Hall Opening Reception kick off. This will be an exciting event for students, conference attendees and exhibitors. We look forward to seeing you all in Fort Collins!
Complete the form below to enter the 2017 SCOTY Award Competition
The application is a summary of the academic year August 2016 - May 2017 to be completed by Chapter President or Adviser; it must be submitted by June 1, 2017.
The following will also be taken into consideration, this information will be gathered from records from the SFT office:
• Number of members attending SFT/ACT Meeting (Fort Collins 2017)
• Number of members submitting student case reports (Fort Collins 2017)
• Participation in Quiz Bowl and T-Shirt Design competition (Fort Collins 2017)
• Donation of a CVM gift basket for fundraising as a part of the TF Silent Auction (Fort Collins 2017)