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ALUMNINEWS2013/08/29

Now Accepting Applications for the APU Alumni (former Student & Alumni) Association Achievement Award

Now Accepting Applications for the APU Alumni (former Student & Alumni) Association Achievement Award

1. What is the APU Alumni (formerly Student & Alumni)Association Achievement Award ?

The APU Alumni Association Achievement Award was established in order to recognize the achievements of APU alumni active around the world. The Achievement Award aims to support and encourage the activities of alumni who are contributing to society in respective fields and achieving success as they challenge themselves in a variety of ways.

A description of the application procedure is outlined below. We look forward to receiving applications from motivated and innovative individuals and groups.

2. Achievement Award Applications

Application requirements:

You must be an APU alumni (or alumni group) that is engaged in making contributions to society based on the fundamental principles laid out in the Declaration on the Occasion of the Opening of APU “freedom peace and humanity, international mutual understanding and the future shape of the Asia-Pacific region”.

N.B. Alumni/ alumni groups who have already received this award cannot reapply for a period of 3 years.

 Example of Relevant Activities

1. Alumni/ alumni groups that are actively making contributions to society

E.g. volunteer activities at a welfare facility in an alumni’s home country or in a developing country, etc.

2. Innovative alumni/ alumni groups.

E.g. Those that have started new businesses or ventures that contribute to innovation or the development of society.

3. Alumni/ alumni groups who have endeavored to contribute to world peace and/ or international exchange.  E.g. Those that have made significant achievements in an international NGO/ NPO or an international organization.

4. Alumni/ alumni groups who have made significant contribution to APU.

E.g. Those that have contributed to the advancement of APU’s reputation or social appraisal.

Application period: Applications must arrive between September 1st ,2013 (Sunday) and October 31th, 2013 (Thursday)

Number of Recipients:

*Individual Awards – Golden Award: 1x Alumni, Silver Award: up to 2x Alumni

*Group Awards – Golden Award: 1x Alumni group, Silver Award: up to 2x Alumni groups

Prize Money:

*Individual Awards (per recipient) – Golden Award: 100,000yen, Silver Award: 50,000yen

*Group Awards (per group) – Golden Award: 100,000yen, Silver Award: 50,000yen

How to apply

1. Self-nomination: Enter the required information and submit to the APU Alumni Association Office (apualumn@apu.ac.jp). Create a PDF that documents and provides proof of your activities and submit it by e-mail. If there is documentation that you are unable to submit in PDF format, mail it to the APU Alumni Association Office address. The costs of postage are the responsibility of the applicant.

2. Nominating Alumni: We are also waiting to hear recommendations from people who know alumni that are involved in outstanding activities. If you have information to share with us, send the alumni’s name, e-mail address, telephone number and a description of their activities to the Alumni Association Office (apualumn@apu.ac.jp). The APU Alumni Association will contact the alumni directly and request the necessary documents from them.

3. Any applications that are not suitable or not congruent with the aims of this award will not be accepted.

Required documents – please submit the following:

1. Required information

Please include in the email;

1. Name

2. Year of graduation

3. College: APS/APM

4. E-mail address

5. Telephone number

6. address

Also write a description of your reason for applying, an introduction to your activities, and a description of why you should be selected (in either English or Japanese) in a word processed document and send it along with any necessary files to: apualumn@apu.ac.jp

2. Documents that introduce and provide proof of the activities (Newspaper articles, magazines, homepages, etc.)

*Application materials will not be returned.

Incentive award: There is also an incentive award for those who are not selected for the Achievement Award.

*In addition to having your activities listed on the alumni homepage, you will also receive a certificate as well as some APU memorabilia.

 
   

Application deadline: All documents must arrive by (Thurs) October 31th, 2013.

3. Selection

Submitted documents will be made public (where possible/ applicable) on the APU Alumni Association webpage for a fixed period of time, during which the alumni will vote on them. In the case of a draw, the APU Alumni Association Board Team and regional leaders will vote to decide the winner. We will contact the winners and make an announcement on the APU Alumni Association webpage on the 22nd of April. Please note that the results may also be released through the mass media.

4. Announcement of the result

We will contact the winners and make an announcement on the APU Alumni Association webpage on the 2nd of December. Please note that the results may also be released through the mass media.

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5. Report for the Following Year

In the event that your activities are still continuing at the time of your submission, we will require you to submit a report in the following fiscal year. This report will be presented each chapter’s general meeting as well the APU Alumni Association’s general assembly.

6. Examples of Past Recipients’ Proposals

http://www.alumni.apu.ac.jp/en/newsreports/news/3229/

7. Contact: (Document Submission Address)

Address: APU Alumni Association Office,RitsumeikanAsiaPacificUniversity, 1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu,Oita874-8577,Japan

Tel: +81-977-78-1103 Fax: +81-977-78-1113

E-mail: apualumn@apu.ac.jp

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