ACHE South will present a scholarship of up to $1000 to an ACHE South member engaged in graduate studies on either a full-time or part-time basis. Applicant must be a full-time or part-time student currently enrolled or accepted for admission in an accredited graduate degree program. The course of study must be applicable to the advancement of continuing education as a profession. Applicants must be adult students (25 years of age or older).
ACHE South will award a grant of up to $1000 to an ACHE South member engaged in research that will advance knowledge in the field of adult and continuing education. It is expected that the research will culminate in a publication or professional presentation. The Wayne Whelan Research Grant recipient will be required to prepare an abstract of findings for presentation at the next scheduled Regional Conference. While the Wayne Whelan Research Grant may be used in conjunction with advanced study, the same person cannot receive more than one monetary award (Joseph P. Goddard Scholarship, Mini-Grant, or Wayne Whelan Research Grant) in the same year.
ACHE South will recognize the outstanding credit and non-credit programs in ACHE South. Programs will be judged on innovation, creativity, success, impact, and adaptability. The goals, objectives, and evaluation methods will be reviewed.
ACHE South recognizes an individual for outstanding service in the field of continuing higher education. Individuals nominated for this award should have made extraordinary contributions that are widely recognized regionally or nationally over an extended period of time, provided significant leadership in the cause of continuing education – credit or non-credit, be a member or past member of ACHE, be a member or past member of ACHE South, and performed various service functions within the regional organization. The person cannot be a current ACHE South officer.
The purpose of the ACHE South mini-grants is to support development, implementation, expansion, and research of programs or projects in adult, continuing education, and lifelong learning in the region. ACHE South members or graduate students with sponsorship from ACHE South members are eligible to apply. The same person cannot receive more than one monetary award (Joseph P. Goddard Scholarship, Mini-Grant, or Wayne Whelan Research Grant) in the same year.
ACHE South recognizes outstanding faculty from ACHE South who models effective teaching behaviors, is systematic, motivates students, and cares about students.