Special Service Award

The ILA Special Service Award is a nonmonetary award given to an individual who has demonstrated unusual and distinguished service to the International Literacy Association.


  • Admirable service to ILA in some specific capacity or capacities, requiring special skills, knowledge, and creative effort
  • Achievement of results that demonstrate support for ILA
  • Exceptionally generous and tireless giving of time and talents as committee member, local/state/provincial council or national affiliate officer

Submission deadline is January 15, 2017

Nominee Information

Nominator Information

Application Information

The application must include the following items: 

  • Description of and rationale for Nominee’s unusual and distinguished service to the Association
  • Educational background and career summary
  • Minimum of three (3) letters of support citing exceptionally generous and timeless giving of time and talent at the local, state, provincial, and/or affiliate level

To upload your files please click on 'browse' to locate your document in your files than click on 'upload' to attach to form.

If you are unable to upload, please send them via mail (regular or express) to International Literacy Association, ILA Special Service Award, 800 Barksdale Road, Newark DE 19711.






Additional Information

The nominee gives permission for the committee to contact people who have provided documentation should additional information be required.
Would you like this person to be considered for the ILA Special Service Award next year, if they do no receive the award this year?
Has the nominee/applicant been nominated for or applied for another ILA award this year?


Use this checklist to be sure you have completed and submitted all sections of your application correctly before clicking on 'Submit'.