Awards

CDS 2017 Awards & Scholarships

It’s that time again! CDS Scholarships and Awards are back. It’s time for you to encourage students and members alike to apply for this year’s CDS scholarships. 

Scholarships

Apply by February 24th

CDS Scholarships 2017 Summary and Eligiblity Criteria

To submit your nomination, access the online scholarship application forms (link here) and take 15 to 20 minutes to complete the required information. The forms are tailored to each award or scholarship you select making it easier for us to track and ensure form completion.

For your convenience, scholarship committee will do the work of soliciting the resumes, CVs, or biosketches and letters of support. All you have to do is provide us with emails to help you complete your application or nomination. This way we can ensure that all applications are completed in full before our reviews.

CDS awards and scholarships are amazing ways to showcase our new and seasoned community development researchers, practitioners, students, and friends alike. It is a must that we receive as many applications and nominations as possible. Self-nominations are welcome in many areas.

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CDS Scholarships Committee

Awards

Apply by March 31st

Awards Summary and Eligibility Criteria

It is now time for you to nominate the outstanding peers, mentors, and students in your midst for their amazing work in community development.

CDS awards are and amazing way to showcase our new and seasoned community development researchers, practitioners, students and friends alike. It is a must that we receive as many applications and nominations as possible. These include honors for research, programming, and community development achievement, as well as service to the profession and the Society and student recognition.

This year there are new awards for work in international community development and community development education. There is also a special, one-time joint award to honor work doe by a team that includes NACDEP and CDS members or an individual that belongs to both organizations.

The deadline for awards submission is March 31, 2017.

To submit your nomination, access the online awards application forms (https://goo.gl/forms/bwUO7QMYmn6AtOL72) and take 15 to 20 minutes to complete the required information. The forms are tailored to each award you select making it easier for us to track and ensure form completion. For the special joint award, please apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/59l6tKMwwtOVkcsB2.

For your convenience, the awards committee can assist in soliciting the resumes, CVs, or biosketches and letters of support - although you may include those with the application if you wish. Please alert those sending support letters prior to us sending them a reminder to send in their letters. All that is required is for you to provide us with emails to help you complete your nomination. This way we can ensure that all applications are completed in full before our reviews.

Please direct any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you!

CDS Awards and Recognition Committee

CDS Awards History

The CDS Awards were established in 1984 to recognize the outstanding and innovative achievements of our members and friends. Their work, programs and research advances the field of community development and reflects the CDS Principles of Good Practice. Each year up to nine awards, listed below, are presented during the Annual International Conference held in July. 

Learn more about the CDS Awards and past recipients by following the links below.

Community Development Achievement Award

Current Research Award

Donald W. Littrell New Professional Award

Duane L. Gibson Distinguished Service Award

Friend of Community Development Award

Innovative Program Award

Outstanding Program Award

Ted K. Bradshaw Outstanding Research Award

Student Recognition Award 

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