Edith Abbott Award 

Click on this link to fill out the nomination form and upload required and supporting documentation.

Nominations Due: Monday, May 4, 2015

Requirements and Criteria

The SSA Alumni Association Nominations Committee will select the person to be recognized based on the following:

Required supporting documentation
• Nominee’s resume or CV
• Statement of nomination (2000 words or less)

Additional supporting documentation
Optional, but highly encouraged (please provide no more than 15 pages of additional documentation)
• Letter(s) of reference (max: 3)
• Newspaper, journal, or other articles about nominee
• Information about previous awards received by nominee

Criteria
• Extraordinary success in career and consistent, long-term, high-level achievement
• Stellar advances in the field of social work which have enhanced the profession overall
• Success of total enterprise, agency, division, or initiative which can be directly attributed to the direction or efforts of the individual nominee
• Clinical innovation, policy innovation, or research advances which can be directly attributed to the work/direction of the individual nominee
• Use of influence and effectiveness with public and in the social work profession (or a related profession) to support advances in the field of social work
• Recognition by colleagues, peers, public, and clients for outstanding contributions towards social welfare
• Use of influence and effectiveness in the SSA community to help support SSA and current students
• Always practicing, modeling, and espousing exemplary ethics

Elizabeth Butler Award Requirements (This will be awarded again in 2016. Deadline is: April 30, 2016)

The SSA Alumni Association Nominations Committee will select the person to be recognized based on the following:

Required supporting documentation
• Nominee’s resume or CV
• Statement of nomination (2000 words or less)

Additional supporting documentation
Optional, but highly encouraged (please provide no more than 15 pages of additional documentation)
• Letter(s) of reference (max: 3)
• Newspaper, journal, or other articles about nominee
• Information about previous awards received by nominee

Criteria
• Extraordinary success in career relative to number of years since graduating from SSA
• Recognition by colleagues, peers, public or clients for outstanding contributions towards social welfare
• Enlisting public support for improved social welfare at the clinical, policy, management or administrative level
• Demonstrating leadership through example by bringing a host of critical and valuable skills to the profession or related field(s)
• Always practicing, modeling and espousing exemplary ethics
• Using influence and effectiveness in the SSA community to help support SSA and current students
• And, in the words of Elizabeth Butler, “its not what they’ve done, its what they bring to the profession”
• Successful candidates for the award will have met one or more of these criteria: a strong commitment to social change; exceptional leadership in an agency or within a community; creativity in non-traditional or innovative approaches to practice; contributions to the field through research and publications; demonstrated professional skills.

Social Impact Award Requirements (This will be awarded again in 2016. Deadline is: April 30, 2016)

The SSA Alumni Association Nominations Committee will select the person to be recognized based on the following:

Required Supporting Documents
• Nominee’s resume or CV
• Statement of nomination (2000 words or less)

Additional Supporting Documents
Optional, but highly encouraged (please provide no more than 15 pages of additional documentation)
• Letter(s) of reference (max: 3)
• Newspaper, journal, or other articles about nominee
• Information about previous awards received by nominee

Criteria
• Excelled beyond the norm early in his/her career.
• Distinguished themselves as leaders (formal or informal), or catalysts for change in either the clinical or administrative setting.
• Making a meaningful difference to individuals/ organizations/communities within the social service field.
• Highly respected by their peers and clients.
• Developed or promoted innovative solutions to social problems.
• Committed to furthering the social work field through, volunteerism, teaching or mentorship.