Silver Spirit Award honors current members of the student body whose involvement throughout their careers at NYU Silver 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.
Silver Citizenship Award honors current members of the student body who demonstrate exemplary dedication to a community, professional, and/or national organization through their personal commitment of time and energy, volunteerism, and leadership. Awardees are honored for their outstanding work on behalf of an organization or cause outside of academics or field placements.
Global Social Work Award honors current members of the student body who reflect the character, values, and ideals of the Global Network University. Awardees demonstrate a commitment to sharing knowledge, information, and understanding across borders; promoting diversity and social justice; and engaging in international scholarship and practice whether at home or abroad.
Dean’s Award for Innovation in Social Work Practice honors a current student who demonstrates creativity and innovation in social work practice through a project, proposal or paper that includes an assessment to identify needed change or growth potential in an agency or community, a plan for making the change, and a description of implementing the change.
Social Justice Award recognizes students that best exemplify the values of the Silver School of Social Work: to advance the cause of social justice and promote the ideals of a humane society. The awardees have 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 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.
Outstanding POPS Project Award honors the student who wrote the best POPS project of the current academic year. The recipient is selected by the NYU Silver Office of Field Learning and Community Partnerships.
Diane Greenstein Memorial Fellowship is a $5,000 cash award presented to a doctoral student who has completed an exemplary dissertation proposal. The Fellowship was established in 2001 by the family, friends, and colleagues of Diane S. Greenstein, a social work PhD candidate at New York University who died in 2000 before she was able to complete the doctoral program.
Robert Moore Award for Excellence in Scholarship is a $1,000 cash award presented to a doctoral student whose defended dissertation meets high standards of scholarship. The Award was established in 2009 in recognition of the many contributions to the PhD Program and the Silver School made by Dr. Robert Moore, a faculty member at the Silver School of Social Work who died in 2008.