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NYSAPLS Meritorious Service Award - Established in 1989, this is NYSAPLS highest honor.  It is awarded to a NYSAPLS member who has demonstrated exemplary service and dedication to the surveying profession and in particular, the association. 

The nominee shall generally:

  • Have exhibited outstanding service to NYSAPLS through active participation on committees and/or board of directors over an extended period of time.
  • Have played an active role in his/her local regional affiliate over an extended period of time and must document such volunteer involvement in their letter of nomination.
  • Have demonstrated service given to the surveying profession and/or the public that stands as a model of professionalism, dedication and commitment of moral conduct by a professional land surveyor.
  • Have demonstrated willingness to serve NYSAPLS in a leadership position.
  • Exhibited commitment to promoting membership in the association.
  • Recipients do not have to be licensed land surveyors, but must have served the association and the profession continuously over an extended period of time.
 

Surveyor of the Year - this NYSAPLS award was created in 2007 to recognize one professional land surveyor who has best supported and promoted the land surveying profession. 

The nominee shall generally:

  • Must be a licensed land surveyor.
  • Service given to the surveying profession and/or the public that stands as a model of professionalism, dedication and commitment of moral conduct by a professional land surveyor.
  • Demonstrated ability to enhance the land surveying profession by mentoring new surveyors, working with those in the profession who are pursuing a land surveying career, and/or emphasizing continuing education to upgrade the profession.
  • Major involvement in the completion of a short term project or task that resulted in a positive asset to the association and/or profession, or to the public perception thereof.
  • The committee has the right to review candidate‚Äôs records of current or pending disciplinary actions.
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Associate of the Year - NYSAPLS created this award to recognize and honor an associate member who has made significant contributions to the profession, their employer and/or the public.  This award will be presented to an outstanding leader who demonstrates a deep commitment to professionalism and career advancement in land surveying.

  • Nominee must be an active Associate or Student member of NYSAPLS and be nominated by a NYSAPLS member or committee.
  • The award is open to NYSAPLS student members currently enrolled in a land surveying curriculum,employed field crew, surveying office staff and employees of an educational institution.

NYSAPLS Lifetime Achievement - This is awarded to an individual whose achievements in his or her career contributed to the advancement and recognition of the land surveying profession.  Candidates are not required to be members of the association, but must be licensed. 

  • Candidates are not required to hold an active registration, but must be licensed.
  • Must be a current NYSAPLS member, or have been a member for at least 10 consecutive years.
  • Demonstrated service given to the surveying profession and/or the public that stands as a model of professionalism, dedication and commitment of moral conduct by a professional land surveyor.
 
 
 

Friend of the Association - this awarded is presented to an individual or business that supports the land surveying profession through active involvement/affiliation with NYSAPLS. Possible candidates may include:

  • Elected official who has helped shape the direction and future of the land surveying profession
  • Sustaining member firm who has provided exceptional support and service to the land surveying profession
  • Educator who has served as a role model, mentor, and industry leader to future generations of the profession
  • Public member who has helped shape the direction and future of the profession
 
Click here to print an awards nomination form or use our online nomination form
 

New York Surveying Scholarship Opportunities

Did you know there are over a dozen scholarship opportunities for students enrolled in a surveying program in New York State? The Arthur D. Shaw Memorial Fund along with several scholarship and grant programs award thousands of dollars to deserving students each year.

NEW! Now you can apply for several available scholarship opportunities throughout New York State on ONE application. Click here for more information.


National awards program - the National Society of Professional Surveyors offers numerous recognition programs for surveyors, students and others. Click here for more information.

 

Links to application forms - Here you will find all the application forms available for the Pillars of Excellence award program and scholarships.

 

Historical Listing of Past Award and Scholarship Recipients

 

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