THE WILLIAM J. STEPHENSON AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE
The single annual recipient of the William J. Stephenson Outstanding Service Award shall be selected by the Board of Governors from candidates submitted by the Awards Committee, which shall be responsible for and limited to soliciting nominations and supporting material for the board’s consideration. As stated in the membership bylaws, the Outstanding Service Award is for contributions to speleology and the National Speleological Society in particular. For the Outstanding Service Award, the committee shall submit only candidates who have been members of the NSS for at least the past two years. If the recipient of the award is not already a life member, the Society will pay to the Life Membership Fund the current life membership fee to support the life membership privileges received by the recipient. The recipient will receive a certificate signed by the members of the Board of Governors.