About the Award of Merit
The Award of Merit was established in 1954 and is the highest award the association can bestow. This award recognizes lifetime achievement to the association and to the industry.
No more than one (1) such award will be made in any one year. The Award of Merit is not necessarily awarded annually.
To be eligible to receive the Award of Merit, each nominee must:
- Have been enrolled in the Company of Fellows for at least five (5) years prior to nomination;
- Have been an exemplary Fellow and have demonstrated exceptional leadership and contribution to the Association;
- Have made widely recognized contributions which have materially benefitted the growth of the information management industry, such as through new fields of applications, publications, education, or volunteerism;
- Have up to three letters of support from individuals other than the Fellow making the nomination. None of these individuals should be co-workers.
Nominations shall be made by a member of the Company of Fellows. Awards candidates cannot nominate themselves.
Recipients will be selected by the AIIM Awards Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. Members of the Board or the Awards Committee cannot make nominations for awards.
No member of the Board of Directors can receive an Association award during his/her tenure on the Board.
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