Nomination for CHHS Awards

In the spring of each academic year, the College of Health and Human Services has the opportunity to acknowledge excellence among our students.

Please submit nominations using the online form/submission below. Nominations for awards are due Monday, March 22, 2021, unless noted otherwise in the award description.

Student Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

Anne Catherine Clark Memorial Scholarship

This Anna Catherine Clark scholarship is awarded to an outstanding CHHS student enrolled in a discipline focused on services for children (past award winners from HDFS and SW).

  • Prior year award: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Continuing, full-time status (cannot be awarded to a graduating senior)
  • Who may nominate? Faculty or Staff Member; Students may self-nominate
  • Type of scholarship: Merit-based
  • Awarded based on:
    • Meritorious academic performance (3.2 GPA or higher)
    • Strong commitment to/active involvement in community service
    • Letter of recommendation from faculty or staff member

Daniel and Beatrice Rogers Scholarship

The Rogers Fund provides a scholarship and/or research fellowship assistance to a CHHS student pursuing service or research in the field of mental illness.

  • Prior year award: $1,500
  • Eligibility:
    • New Hampshire resident
    • Undergraduate preferred, though graduate student will be considered if no qualified undergraduate students are nominated
    • Continuing, full-time status (may not be graduating student)
  • Who may nominate: Faculty or Staff Member; Students may self-nominate
  • Type of scholarship: Merit-based
  • Awarded based on:
    • Meritorious academic performance (3.2 GPA or higher)
    • Intention to pursue a career in the field of mental illness
    • Letter of recommendation from faculty member supervising the research project

Hamilton S. Putnam Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student intending to pursue a career in a health-related field. The nominee for this scholarship should have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. Cannot be awarded to a current senior.

  • Prior year award: $1,500
  • Eligibility: Rising sophomore or junior student (cannot be awarded to graduating senior)
  • Who may nominate: Faculty or Staff Member; Students may self-nominate
  • Type of scholarship: Merit-based
  • Awarded based on:
    • Meritorious academic performance (3.2 GPA or higher)
    • Intention to pursue a career in medicine or a health-related field
    • Letter of recommendation from faculty member

Ned Helms Scholarship

The Ned Helms Scholarship is need based scholarship support to students enrolled in the College of Health and Human Services or School of Law with the potential to be future leaders in health and health policy.

  • Prior year award: $2,000
  • Eligibility: Continuing, full-time status (cannot be awarded to a graduating senior)
  • Who may nominate? Faculty or Staff Member; Students may self-nominate
  • Type of scholarship: Need-based
  • Preference is given to:
    • Students with a demonstrated interest in leadership and engagement in health system reform, health law, population and public health or long-term care and aging.
    • Students who are enrolled in the College of Health and Human Services and/or have been involved with the activities and work of the Institute for Health Policy and Practice or the Institute on Disability
    • Students in the School of Law who are pursuing a concentration in health law.

Theo-Steelman Public Service Fellowship

The Theo-Steelman Public Service Fellowship was established to create opportunities for CHHS undergraduate and graduate students gaining practical experience or conducting research in the public service sector. Preference will be given to students who are first-generation college students and/or to those with financial need.

  • Amount: Up to $6,000
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students
  • Who may nominate? Faculty or staff member; Students may self-nominate
  • Type of scholarship: Merit-based
  • Awarded based on:  
    • Meritorious academic performance (3.2 GPA or higher)
    • Practical experience or research being conducted in a public service setting
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty or staff member

Student-Faculty Awards

Roger A. Ritvo Award

This award is given jointly to a faculty member and an undergraduate or graduate student to work collaboratively on a research or community service project outside the classroom that will promote awareness or enhance knowledge in health education, student health issues, public policy and/or human services needs of the wider University community.

  • Prior year award: $2,400 split equally between faculty member and student
  • Eligibility: CHHS student who will continue as a student during the next academic year
  • Who may nominate? A CHHS faculty member/student team
  • Type of scholarship: Merit-based
  • Awarded based on:
    • Merit of proposal to promote awareness or enhance knowledge in health education, student health issues, public policy and/or human services needs of the wider University community.

Student Awards for Summer 2021 or Fall 2021 Funding

Grimes II Award

Since 1999 the Grimes Undergraduate Research Competition has encouraged and rewarded outstanding research and scholarship among CHHS students and faculty. The original Grimes award supports an oral presentation competition among undergraduate students that takes place during the URC every spring. For the Grimes II Award, faculty-student teams are invited to submit a competitive proposal to undertake a more intensive mentor-research partnership. One award will be available. For the selected team, a summer 2021 or fall 2021 stipend will be provided to the student and faculty member. Nomination Due Date: March 11, 2021.

  • Maximum amount available: $5,000
  • Eligibility: Rising senior or first year/continuing graduate student in CHHS major
  • Who may nominate? A member of the CHHS faculty who has selected a student to conduct intensive research under the faculty member’s direction and the faculty member and student submit the nomination proposal as a team.
  • Student/faculty teams interested in this award should submit a proposal that addresses the following:
    • Team proposal that contains a detailed description of the research project and student’s role in project
    • Project budget
    • Letter from faculty member that outlines how the inclusion of the student will contribute to the faculty member’s research program and to the student’s academic interests
    • Deliverables to be produced: manuscript submissions, conference presentations, etc.
    • Student commitment to serve as the keynote presenter at the Grimes Research Competition on Friday, April 23, 2021 (approximate date; actual date not determined yet).
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