PHD Awards

PHD School of Social Work Awards

There are five Ph.D. student awards available for the 2017-2018 academic year. The recipients of each of these awards will be determined by the Ph.D. Committee based on a review of applications submitted by students. The deadline for applying for each of these awards is Friday, February 16, 2018 at 5:00pm.  The Ph.D. Committee will then review all applications, and announcements of award winners will be made shortly thereafter.

Make sure to double check that your application includes all the necessary components. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

AwardRequirementsAmountProposal for Application
Ackerson Award for Excellence in Student TeachingAwarded to a student who has demonstrated excellence in teaching. TBAFaculty, peer doctoral students, or students being taught by the nominee wishing to nominate a PHD student for this award should submit a 1-2 page letter identifying the student and justifying the nomination. ICES scores will be taken into consideration.
Cynthia J. Bell, PhD Memorial ScholarshipAwarded to female students. Focus must be in child welfare or law.TBA
Ernie Gullerud Dissertation AwardAwarded to students working on their dissertation. Must have passed dissertation proposal hearing.TBA
Daniel Sanders Fellowship in International Social DevelopmentAwarded to students with a research focus on international social development.TBA
International Studies Dissertation AwardAwarded to international students working on their dissertation. Must have passed dissertation proposal hearing. Focus must be: 1) social work or social development issues in a developing country (1st priority); or 2) international or domestic poverty issues (2nd priority).TBA
John Poertner PhD Award in Child WelfareAwarded to students specializing in child welfare.$4,000