Dean Catherine F. Alter Merit Award
This prize is awarded to a student from GSSW’s off-campus MSW programs who most closely epitomizes the best of professional social work—a keen intellect, a passionate dedication to empowering underserved populations and a commitment to continuously improving practice.
Criteria for the award: This award will be made to a graduating MSW student who, in the opinion of the faculty, best exemplifies the qualities of a social worker. Recipients of the Dean Catherine F. Alter Merit Award demonstrate outstanding performance in the classroom, as well as the ability to conceptualize, articulate and communicate knowledge. Recipients also demonstrate the capacity for outstanding practice in their field internship and in the application of their knowledge of social work.