Field Awards

Nominations open February 1st.

BSW Field Awards

Eligibility Criteria

This annual award is open to any senior BSW student who is completing field placement and is in good standing.

The student must have exemplified what it means to be an outstanding student practitioner acting professionally, performing ethically, thinking critically, and responding to clients and the agency in a manner conducive with the NASW Code of Ethics and the Indiana University School of Social Work. The student must have above average demonstrated skill set, excellent performance in the field practicum, and evaluation ratings from staff, faculty, and agency field and task instructors who value the student as superior to other students in their conduct and work. They must do so while maintaining a 3.0 or above GPA.

Nomination Process

Field Instructor or Liaison will submit nominations and a subcommittee of Field faculty will make decisions.

Selection Process

The judging committee will be identified by the Field Coordinator (campus specific).

  1. Nominations will be reviewed and a selection made by the committee.
  2. Field Coordinator will notify the BSW Program Director of the award winner.

Eligibility Criteria

The System-wide winner will be selected from the pool of winners from the campus-specific BSW Field Education Award.

Nomination Process

Winners of the Field Award from the individual campuses will all be considered.

Selection Process

An awards subcommittee of Systemwide Field Faculty will make the final decision.

MSW Field Awards

Eligibility Criteria

This annual award is open to a final year MSW student who is completing field placement and is in good standing. The student must have exemplified what it means to be an outstanding student practitioner acting professionally, performing ethically, thinking critically, and responding to clients and the agency in a manner conducive with the NASW Code of Ethics and the Indiana University School of Social Work. The student must have above average demonstrated skill set, excellent performance in the field practicum, and evaluation ratings from staff, faculty, and agency field and task instructors who value the student as superior to other students in their conduct and work. They must do so while maintaining a 3.0 or above GPA.

Nomination Process

Field Instructor or Liaison will submit nominations and a subcommittee of Field faculty will make decisions.

Selection Process

The judging committee will be identified by the Field Coordinator (campus specific).

  1. Nominations will be reviewed, and a selection made by the Committee.
  2. Field Coordinator will notify the MSW Program Director of the award winner.

Eligibility Criteria

The System-wide winner will be selected from the pool of winners from the campus-specific MSW Field Education Award.

Nomination Process

Winners of the Field Award from the individual campuses will all be considered.

Selection Process

An awards subcommittee of Systemwide Field Faculty will make the final decision.

Community Partner Awards

Eligibility Criteria

The Community Partner of the Year Award honors an individual, agency, or team who is doing great work for their community and is also undertaking additional effort to serve as partners in education to IUSSW, demonstrating outstanding commitment to fostering student development.

Nomination Process

Nominations may be submitted by a student, staff or faculty member, or community partner organization. The nominee will provide evidence of how the community partner helped its student(s) make connections between course content, the experience, and the broader community context.

Selection Process

The judging committee will be identified by the Field Coordinator (campus specific).

  1. Nominations will be reviewed and a selection made by the committee.
  2. Field Coordinator will notify the BSW Program Director of the award winner.

Eligibility Criteria

The System-wide winner will be selected from the pool of winners from the campus-specific BSW Community Partner Award.

Nomination Process

Winners of the Field Award from the individual campuses will all be considered.

Selection Process

An awards subcommittee of Systemwide Field Faculty will make the final decision.

Eligibility Criteria

The Community Partner of the Year Award honors an individual, agency, or team who is doing great work for their community and is also undertaking additional effort to serve as partners in education to IUSSW, demonstrating outstanding commitment to fostering student development.

Nomination Process

Nominations may be submitted by a student, staff or faculty member, or community partner organization. The nominee will provide evidence of how the community partner helped its student(s) make connections between course content, the experience, and the broader community context.

Selection Process

The judging committee will be identified by the Field Coordinator (campus specific).

  1. Nominations will be reviewed, and a selection made by the Committee.
  2. Field Coordinator will notify the MSW Program Director of the award winner.

Eligibility Criteria

The System-wide winner will be selected from the pool of winners from the campus-specific MSW Community Partner Award.

Nomination Process

Winners of the Field Award from the individual campuses will all be considered.

Selection Process

An awards subcommittee of Systemwide Field Faculty will make the final decision.