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All Oregon Academic Team Overview & Process

The All-Oregon Community College Academic Team, a part of the national All-State Community College Academic Team program, recognizes high achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. Phi Theta Kappa, community college presidents and community college state associations sponsor All-State Community College Academic Team ceremonies in 38 participating states.

Students from the 38 participating states nominated to the All-USA Community College Academic Team are automatically named to the All-State Community College Academic Teams. Ranking on the All-State Community College Academic Teams is generally determined by the student's score in the national competition.

All-State Community College Academic Team recognition ceremonies vary by state, but are most often held in the state capital with legislators, education leaders and corporate leaders attending. All-State Community College Academic Team members receive special recognition at these ceremonies including medallions and certificates and may include scholarships. If applicable, Coca-Cola Gold, Silver and Bronze Scholars are also recognized.

Purpose

The All-State Community College Academic Team Program promotes statewide to legislators, corporate, community and education leaders our nation’s institutions, quality of instruction and outstanding students. The recognition ceremonies vary by state, but are most often held in the state capital with legislators, education leaders and corporate leaders attending.

History

The All-State Community College Academic Team program began in 1994 in Mississippi and Missouri.  To date, there are 38 states that host All-State Academic Team Programs each year to highlight two-year colleges and recognize exceptional students.

Benefits, Goals and Outcomes

  • Each college may nominate up to two students per campus.
  • The All-State Programs provide individual recognition for students, highlighting their achievements and obstacles.
  • Team members receive special recognition at these ceremonies including medallions and certificates and may include scholarships.
  • The All-State Programs spotlight the state’s two-year institutions that provide high-quality education.  This provides recognition for two-year institutions as a state system.
Visit the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship webpage for more information.

Process and Deadlines

  • Students must complete the Phi Theta Kappa Fall Scholarship Application that is open September 15December 6, 2016.
  • Each college has a designated “Nominator” for their college/campus.  The college determines their nominator each year.  Phi Theta Kappa provides nominators all materials needed to nominate their students. The nominations deadline is December 9, 2016.
  • Phi Theta Kappa provides the Oregon Community College Association (the All-Oregon Team Coordinator) with college nominator information, student data and materials for their program. 
  • The All Oregon Academic Team event will be held in April or May 2017 (date TBD)

Phi Theta Kappa Role 

  • Facilitate the Fall Scholarship Application & the 2016/17 All-USA Community College Academic Team Scholarship Programs (student & college/nominator access & participation).
  • Provide All-State Academic Team Program processes, information and materials to All-State Coordinators. 

Oregon Community College Association Role 

  • Facilitate participation in the 2016/17 All-USA Community College Academic Team Scholarship Programs to ensure college representation and student recognition at the All-Oregon Academic Team ceremony.   
  • Determine the All-Oregon Academic Team structure.
  • Plan & host the All-Oregon Academic Team program.
  • OCCA does not play a role in the scholarship process between the four-year institutions and the scholarship recipients:
    • Download the Contact List for Oregon Transfer Scholarships which lists the institutions providing scholarships to Oregon AOAT recipients. This list is for the 2016-17 academic year and will be updated in February 2017 for the 2017-18 academic year.
    • Please note: The scholarships are NOT automatic. Students are responsible for contacting the institution they plan to attend to facilitate the scholarship process prior to the beginning of the term (or as each institution has outlined in the document linked in the above bullet point.)

Timeline

  • Application opens in mid-September
  • Student Application Deadline - First of December
  • Recommender/Assessment Deadline – Second of December
  • Nominator Deadline (deadline for college nominators to submit names) - Several days later
  • Students names submitted to OCCA - January/February
  • OCCA plans AOAT event - February/March
  • AOAT event is held - April/May

2017 All Oregon Academic Team

The 2017 All Oregon Academic Team date will be announced in early 2017 and will be held at the Salem Convention Center in April or May 2017. 

COMING SOON:

  • 2017-18 Contact List for Oregon Transfer Scholarships
  • Memo to Four-Year Institutions Confirming AOAT Status
  • 2017 AOAT Program
All Oregon Academic Team