2017-2018 Application deadline is March 15, 2018

Awards and Scholarship Application

  • Strattner-Gregory Graduate Child Advocacy Award

Awarded to a graduate student with advanced standing in Human Development and Family Studies who, by reason of scholarship ability, professional orientation, communication skills, and personal commitment shows promise of becoming a strong advocate for children. Students may apply, or be nominated for this award.

HDFS Faculty may nominate students for the following honors:

  • Alice P. Eyman Professional Development Award

A monetary award ($200) presented to a junior, senior or graduate student in Early Childhood Education. The award recipient demonstrates a strong commitment and passion for building effective partnerships with children and their families and exemplifies, through their work with children and families, the philosophy of the Laboratory Preschool. Exceptional qualities of professionalism including advocating for the needs of children and families, participating in professional growth experiences and ability to use reflection as learning tool will be considered. Criteria: Minimum index of 3.0. Student must have participated in a placement at The Laboratory Preschool at some time in his/her college career.

  • Jane I. Davidson Laboratory Preschool Award

A monetary award ($200) given to a junior, senior, or Master’s student in Early Childhood Education to honor the memory of Jane I. Davidson for her extraordinary ability to teach young children and families. The student exemplifies the philosophy of the Laboratory Preschool and has demonstrated unusual desire and skill in teaching children with special needs and/or extraordinary ability to create and implement curriculum through play.

  • Marvin B. Sussman Dissertation Prize

A monetary award presented for the best doctoral dissertation completed by a student in the Human Development and Family Studies Ph.D. program. Each awardee will present a seminar in the calendar year in which the prize is given.

  • Amy Rextrew Graduate Student Award

A monetary award presented to Masters and/or Ph.D. candidate(s) who are working toward graduate degrees in human development and family studies, hotel, restaurant and institutional management, or nutrition and dietetics. In addition to outstanding scholarship, the students should demonstrate potential leadership to the profession.

  • Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Preprofessional/Graduate Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize and promote commitment and leadership in the preprofessional/graduate student section of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.