Award Nominations

Nominations being accepted for 2018 Awards

  • Do you know someone who is a credit to the profession of social work?

  • Is there a student who should earn recognition for their efforts in your program?

  • What agency makes a difference in your community?


Why not nominate them for an award from their professional organization!  Each year the Missouri Chapter presents awards in five different categories to recognize outstanding professionals, students, and agencies.  These awards will be presented at the 2019 Show-Me Annual Symposium, March 14-16, 2019.  Take the time to fill out a form to honor that person or agency that has earned such recognition!  Nominations are now being accepted for the following awards:

Social Worker of the Year Awardhonors a member of the NASW Missouri Chapter who exemplifies the best of the Chapter's mission through extraordinary and specific professional accomplishments in areas such as leadership, advocacy, adherence to the Code of Ethics and promotion of the profession.  Click here to submit nomination.

BSW and MSW Student of the Year Awardshonor two social work student members (1 BSW and 1 MSW) who are enrolled in an accredited social work program in Missouri, creates a positive influence on classmates for the profession, and maintains a high academic achievement level.  Click here to submit nomination.

Public Citizen of the Year Award recognizes a non-social worker who exemplifies the best of the Chapter's mission through outstanding leadership, promotion of improved social services, and contribution to the public's knowledge of social work and social problems.  Click here to submit nomination.

Jane Bierdeman-Fike Lifetime Achievement Award  honors a member of the NASW Missouri Chapter who exemplifies the best of the Chapter's mission through specific professional accomplishments.  Click here to submit nomination.

Legislator of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding elected Representative or Senator who exemplifies the best of the Chapter's mission through commitment to the promotion of social justice and social work issues.  Click here to submit nomination.

Agency of the Year Awardis given to an agency or department in the social service realm that exemplifies social justice and advocacy while recognizing the profession of social work and promoting involvement of social workers in their professional organization.  Click here to submit nomination.

These awards are given for outstanding work and service during 2018. Award Nominations must be received by January 31, 2019, by 11:59 pm.  For a further information regarding the awards contact the Chapter office at 573-635-6965.