Since 1997, BSCAA, the Bank Street College Alumni Association, has celebrated excellence in education at the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony. Following the Awards Ceremony there is a Tar Beach all-class reunion on the outdoor play-deck at Bank Street’s campus.
The BSCAA leadership board gathers as a committee each year to review nominations made by alumni, faculty and other Bank Street constituents. The committee selects awardees for the following categories:
BSCAA Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to one or more Bank Street graduates honoring years of service to the College and its alumni, and demonstrated dedication and commitment to furthering the beliefs and practices of Bank Street College.
BSCAA Recognition Award is presented annually to one or more Bank Street graduates honoring outstanding career accomplishments in the field of education which exemplify the spirit and philosophy of Bank Street College.
BSCAA Ida Karp Award is presented when appropriate, not necessarily every year, to a graduate or non- graduate such as a faculty member or friend of the College to honor consistent and outstanding dedication to Bank Street College, its philosophy and its long term goals.
BSCAA Recent Graduate Award is presented when deemed appropriate, not necessarily every year, to a Bank Street recent graduate (graduated within the last 5 years) for outstanding contributions to the field of education.
The nomination timeline starts in late October, closes in mid-December and nominees are chosen in mid-January.