Top Scholar Award
Presented to the graduating senior (and graduate student, where applicable) in each chapter with the highest GPA. Each chapter is entitled annually to one free framed certificate for the top senior and one for top graduate student. Additional awards are $35 each. Top Scholars also receive a KTA medallion. To order, you can include on the Report of Initiates form or send the Top Scholar's name and the date of presentation to the national office. Allow at least ten working days for processing and shipping.
Outstanding Service Award
The Keith P. Sanders Outstanding Service Award is presented by local chapters to persons of outstanding accomplishment, usually faculty or journalism/mass communication professionals. Recipient receives special certificate and KTA medallion. To order, provide name of recipient, date of presentation and wording for certificate (10-20 words) that denotes reason for the award, for example, "in recognition of extraordinary contributions to broadcast journalism." There is a $10 charge.
Designed to be worn at ceremonies in which the recognition of scholarship is the central focus (for example, honor awards programs, KTA initiations/banquets and any occasion at which academic regalia is worn). The medallions are 2" in diameter and come with 30" neck ribbons. To order, merely indicate on the Report of Initiates form how many medallions you want, or otherwise notify headquarters. Medallions do not replace, nor substitute for, membership keypins. Medallions cost $8, plus shipping ($3 if shipped individually; no charge if shipped with member certificates).
Custom color honor cords must be ordered directly from KTA national headquarters. The Report of Initiates form has a place to indicate how many cords you need, or simply contact national headquarters. The cost of the cords is $10 plus shipping ($3 if shipped individually; no charge if shipped with member certificates).
Initiates receive a keypin as part of their initiation fee. Replacement or additional keypins must be ordered through KTA headquarters for $10 each (plus shipping). 10K gold keypins and charms are available. Contact national headquarters for additional information.
More detailed explanation (including examples) of order items is contained in the Chapter Adviser's Handbook.