Chapter 78 provides a Special Forces Association award to a Senior ROTC cadet nominated by the Professor of Military Science. Criteria for the award varies from universities or colleges but is generally open to male and female cadets that maintain a high scholastic apptitude, high score on the military fitness test, excel at the institution’s military science program, and most importantly exhibit those aspects of good judgement and leadership skills.
Chapter 78 awards a framed certificate and the Special Forces Association service ribbon and medal. In addition, the awardee is presented a Chapter 78 coin. The presentations are made at the Cadet’s annual school awards program by a member of the Chapter.