According to William Elliot, Director of the Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Science, “the Henry J. Meyer scholarship award was established by alumni and friends to honor the original and long-time director of the Doctoral Program, Henry J. Meyer, under whose leadership the program was the first doctoral program in social work to integrate fully the intensive study of social work and a social science discipline. The major purposes of this award are (a) to help support and honor students in the Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Science whose written work exemplifies the goals of the Program in relation to the integration of social work and social science, and (b) to encourage students to prepare such work for possible publication or conference presentation.”