The North American Network of Field Educators and Directors recognizes excellence in social work field education through two awards.  Since 1995, the Heart of Social Work Award has recognized and acknowledged excellence in our partners in social work field education, agency based field instructors.  Launched in 2014, the The Dean Schneck Memorial Award for Distinction in Social Work Field Education recognizes field educators for long-term, significant contributions to field education practice, leadership, and scholarship.

Recipients are celebrated during the Heart of Social Work Award Reception hosted by NANFED each year at the CSWE APM.