Department of Social Work
Senior social work majors are eligible for several annual academic awards. Recipients must possess at least a 2.25 overall grade point average and are recognized at the Social Work Senior Awards Ceremony held in the spring of each year.
The National Association of Social Workers, Mississippi Chapter, presents a Social Work Student Merit Award, an engraved plaque to the student who best demonstrates professionalism and commitment to social work principles and values. The DSU BSW Program presents the Rebie Hamilton Powell Award, a cash prize, to the student enrolled in the senior field experience course who, in the opinion of the social work faculty, best demonstrates the qualities of a professional social worker and exhibits improved professionalism in the program. The student with the highest GPA in the program is also recognized.
Other awards may recognize students for their participation in departmental research/scholarship or service activities, excellence in Capstone Project/Presentation as recommended by the faculty, the student’s receipt of major awards within the university or profession of social work, and/or leadership in social work clubs.