Dr. Alexandra Crampton in her office




Application deadline:

first Monday in March of each year


For more information please contact Dr. Meghan Stroshine


Jane Addams was responsible for co-founding one of the largest and most influential settlement houses in the United States, the Hull House.  Addams’ advocacy for the poor and marginalized transcended the inner-city Chicago neighborhood where the Hull House was located; Addams was among the leaders of the Progressive movement and is widely recognized as responsible for introducing the tenets of social justice and reform to the field of social work.  Later in life, Addams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her lifelong contributions to the social work field


The prestigious Jane Addams Award is offered each year to one outstanding senior who has excelled in the areas of academics, service, and leadership. This award is competitive and is bestowed upon the one graduating senior who has acquired at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA, demonstrates leadership qualities, and has dedicated significant time and effort to service of the University and community.


To be minimally qualified, the nominee must meet these standards:


In judging the nominees, the Committee will take into consideration the following factors:

The recipient of the Outstanding Student Award will be honored at the Annual Arts and Sciences Commencement.


Past Awardees: 
2017 Jenna Frazier
2016 Jackson Stone
2015 Brittany White

Kara Stephens

2013 Mary Rose Gietl
2012 Melissa May
2011 Jaclyn Pryor
2010 Amanda Wolfe


Contact the Department of
Social and Cultural Sciences

Lalumiere Language Hall, Room 340
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-6838 | Fax: (414) 288-6444