Friend of School
The Friend of School Social Work Award recognizes one person in the state that strives to advance our professional organization’s mission. The recipient of the Friend of School Social Work Award must have demonstrated, over the past school year, dedication to the promotion of social work services in schools combined with a strong desire to help, not only our organization advance, but also advance our member’s professional knowledge base and foster a sense of community among our members.
How to Nominate
1. Complete the online nomination form found below.
2. Provide a one page summary describing how the nominee meets the requirements outlined in the Award Overview found above (Tip: Use Word to create your summary, then cut/paste into form below.)
3. Hit Submit and you are done!
Who is Eligible?
The friend of school social work is typically not a school social worker and does not have to be a member of SSWAM. Past recipients have worked closely with SSWAM or with members and have included superintendents of school districts, university faculty, and directors of student services, just to name a few.
Nomination Period is Always Open
April 30th - Nomination Period Closes
May 30th - Board of Directors Selects and Contacts Recipient for Upcoming Academic School Year
Fall - Recognition Ceremony at Regional Fall Conference