Regional Structures and Competitions
The Quaqua Board may designate awards, committees, and activities for specific geographic realms. These realms may include nations, regions, states, provinces, territories, counties, municipalities, or local areas.
It is anticipated that, in time, assistance will be given to honor the top Merit Award applicant or applicants from each of the five regions of the United States (Southern, Northeastern, Midwestern, Western, and Pacific, as defined elsewhere in the By-Laws), and/or from each state in the United States. These awards would be supplemented with at-large awards for deserving applicants who reside in unusually successful regions, states, or territories.
Quaqua reserves the right to set and alter its scholarship distributions schemes
at any time, for any reason, and without prejudice, if there is proper
Board approval. However, Quaqua anticipates that when its resources are large enough to support
numerous awards, pooled funds for the Protege and Merit Awards
will be allocated within a pre-identified range of percentage deviation
for the results derived from the following formula:
Quaqua reserves the right to set and alter its scholarship distributions schemes at any time, for any reason, and without prejudice, if there is proper Board approval. However, Quaqua anticipates that when its resources are large enough to support numerous awards, pooled funds for the Protege and Merit Awards will be allocated within a pre-identified range of percentage deviation for the results derived from the following formula:
[(((% of Quaqua's Total Award-Fund Donations by Amount that Originated from the Geographic Region over the Past Five Years) + (% of Quaqua's Total Number of Different Award-Fund Donors who Gave $30 or More During the Past Five Years Who Originated from the Geographic Region))/2) + (% of the Total Pool of Qualified Award Applicants Who Were Considered by Quaqua over the Past Five Years that Originated from the Geographic Region)] / 2
Any selection committees for specific geographic regions will likely be composed by the General Selection Committee, with a simple majority of committee members from the pertinent geographic region, and a bare minority of committee members from other geographic regions.
Selection committees for specific geographic regions need not adhere to the rigorous diversity requirements governing membership of the General Selection Committee. However, committee members should be chosen in harmony with Quaqua's general philosophy of diversity. A similar approach applies to selection committees for geographic regions outside the United States, including selections for top applicants from a particular nation of the world.
The Quaqua Society
is committed to working in conjunction with existing local alternative-education
organizations, conventions, and events. Our goal is to make Quaqua awards,
ceremonies, and activities accessible in the most effective manner to various
alternative-education communities. The Society welcomes proposals from organizations
and individuals who would like to cooperate with Quaqua as its local affiliates
by supplying volunteers or incorporating Quaqua recognition ceremonies into
their own event programs.
Quaqua does not expect cooperating organizations or events to conform to Quaqua's own organizational principles, so long as the Society is convinced that cooperative Quaqua functions can be performed in a manner that is fair, supportive, and reputable with respect to Quaqua and all of its participants and applicants. Thus, for example, Quaqua would consider holding an awards ceremony as part of a well-attended annual Baptist home-education convention or annual African-American home-education convention, even though Quaqua does not restrict its participation or selections to a particular religious or racial group.