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Student Awards

2018 Silver Student Award Nominations Now Open

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The Silver School of Social Work is pleased to announce that nominations for the 10th Annual Student Awards are now open! These awards honor those students in our community who have made exemplary and outstanding achievements during their time at NYU Silver. Award winners will be recognized at a ceremony and reception on Wednesday, April 18th.

All members of the Silver community - students, faculty, and staff, are invited to nominate students. Please note, strong nominations include examples and descriptions of how the student has worked to improve and help NYU Silver and the community at large. Nominations are due by Friday, March 2nd at 11:59 PM.

Click here to submit a nomination for the Silver Student Awards.

about the awards

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. To be considered for this award, projects must have been implemented or be in the process of being implemented. Students are encouraged to nominate themselves for this award by submitting a paper or written description of their own innovative service project. This award includes a $150 prize.

Students nominated for this award should be in good academic standing. Further qualifications include status as an undergraduate or a graduate student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Diane Greenstein Memorial Fellowship

Diane Greenstein Memorial Fellowship is a $5000 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.

Excellence in Homeless Services and Research Award

New for 2017, this award honors a current student who is devoted to advancing education and professional leadership in ending homelessness nationwide. This award is made possible by a grant from the New York Community Trust to the National Center for Excellence in Homeless Services (NCEHS) of which the Silver School is a participating partner.

Excellence in Leadership Award

The Excellence in Leadership Award honors students who have displayed outstanding leadership and whose work directly contributes to the Silver School’s academic, professional, and social community. The #SocialWorkersRock Award recognizes a group of students for their Excellence in Leadership.

Global Social Work Award

The Global Social Work award recipient demonstrates a strong commitment to enhancing social work practice within the context of global interdependence, social work engagement abroad, and/or practice with diverse globally connected populations in the United States.

Robert Moore Award for Excellence in Scholarship

Robert Moore Award for Excellence in Scholarship is a $1000 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.  

Silver Citizenship Award

The 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 will be honored for their outstanding work on behalf of an organization or cause outside of academics or field placements.

Students nominated for this award should be in good standing with the Silver School of Social Work. Further qualifications include status as an undergraduate or a graduate student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Silver Spirit Award

The Silver Spirit Award honors current members of the student body whose involvement throughout their careers at the NYU Silver School of Social Work demonstrates exemplary pride in and dedication to the School 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.

Students nominated for this award should be in good academic standing. Further qualifications include status as an undergraduate or a graduate student; a GPA of 3.0 or higher; leadership in co-curricular activities; and actions that embody the spirit of the Silver School as an active volunteer and leader.

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.

Students nominated for this award should be in good academic standing. Further qualifications include status as an undergraduate or a graduate student; a GPA of 3.0 or higher; and actions that embody the spirit of social justice.

Previous Student Honorees