Student of the Year Award

This award honors an undergraduate of graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance, counseling practice or research pertaining to boys, adolescent males, men or masculinity.

Sponsor: Division 51


Nominees should be a student member of SPSMM, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be involved counseling practice or research pertaining to masculinity.  Nomination materials should be accompanied by two letters of recommendation from two professors within the nominee's academic department.

How to Apply

Any member of SPSMM may make a nomination. All nomination materials must be submitted in one complete packet by the nominator to the Awards Committee Chair. This packet should include four copies of the following: 

  • A cover letter detailing the award and the person being nominated.
  • Two letters of support from individuals other than the nominator.
  • The nominee's vita (if available).
  • A phone number where the nominated person can be reached (can be included in the cover letter).
  • Researcher of the Year nominations should indicate publications for which the nominee is being honored. 
This information can be detailed in the cover letter or in a separate document. Please send applications to Mark Stevens, PhD at: 

Mark Stevens, PhD
University Counseling Services
Bayramian Hall 520
California State University Northridge
18111 Nordhof St.
Northridge, CA 91330

Past Recipients

David Scheinfeld


Ari M. Lowell