Rhoda G. Sarnat Award Guidelines
The International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award recognizes significant contributions to the public image of professional social work by a living individual, a group, or an organization. This award includes, but is not limited to, social workers or social work agencies. One $3,000 cash prize will be awarded.
Summarize the nominee's accomplishments by using the criteria listed below. The following must be submitted online.
- Completed nomination form.
- One page summary with clear, concise examples of activities and accomplishments that describe nominee's contributions to a positive image of professional social work, to include: five year history of actions, national or international in scope, evidence to support contribution(s), significant impact on the profession of social work.
- Professional summary: curriculum vitae or resume for individuals, profile of organization to include mission, scope, structure, size and legal status.
- Three (3) letters of confirmation of nominee's contributions.
An award panel will review applications and select the award recipient. Nominations are considered for two consecutive years. Members of the NASW national and chapter board of directors with unexpired terms and all national and chapter staff, while employed by NASW, are ineligible. For questions, please email the NASW Foundation at: firstname.lastname@example.org.