Silver School of Social Work Students Awards
The Silver School of Social Work is proud of its more than 1200 students who are working and studying to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities. Each Spring, the Silver School of Social Work will recognize the accomplishments of its current students at a special recognition ceremony.
Silver Spirit Award for Outstanding Social Work Students
The Silver Spirit Award honors current members of the student body whose involvement throughout their careers at SSSW demonstrates exemplary pride and dedication through their personal commitment of time and energy, volunteerism, scholarship and leadership – thus reflecting positively on fellow students and the Silver Social Work community at-large.
Dean’s Award for Innovation in Social Work Practice
This award honors a current student who demonstrates creativity and innovation in social work practice through a project, proposal or paper. The project, proposal or paper should include an assessment to identify change or growth potential in an agency or community and a creative plan for implementation of that improvement. Students are encouraged to nominate themselves for this award by submitting a paper or written description of their own innovative service project.
Please note: The nomination procedure requires the submission of a POPS Project or similar proposal based on the student’s field learning experience completed in the Spring 2011, Summer 2011 or Fall 2011 semesters. In order to complete the application, the nominee must email the full paper, project description, or proposal to the selection committee at email@example.com. Nominations from faculty, field instructors and teachers are welcome.
Social Justice Award
The Social Justice Award recognizes the student that best exemplifies the values of the Silver School of Social Work: to advance the cause of social justice and promote the ideals of a humane society. This student has demonstrated a commitment and dedication to social justice by promoting knowledge about oppression and diversity, equality of opportunity, meaningful participation in civic life, and social change efforts.
Outstanding Student Program or Initiative
This award recognizes a program, event, or initiative by a student organization that has excelled in promoting the ideals of the Silver School of Social Work while enhancing the community. This program, event, or initiative has exemplified dedication to enhancement of student well¬being by successfully carrying out its purpose.