Home > Membership > Student Section > Student Awards Student Awards The ISTSS Student Section recognizes the hard work and dedication of students and mentors. In this spirit, the Student Section leadership presents three annual awards: The ISTSS Outstanding Student Achievement Award recognizes a graduate student member of ISTSS who has made a significant contribution to the field of traumatic stress through research, clinical activity or advocacy. The ISTSS Outstanding Student Advocacy and Service Award recognizes a student member of ISTSS who has made significant contributions in the field of public advocacy, clinical work, and traumatic stress at a local, national, and/or international level. The ISTSS Distinguished Mentorship Award honors and promotes the efforts and accomplishments of an individual who consistently serves as an effective mentor for students in the field of traumatic stress. The award recognizes one who effectively guides students throughout their professional training in a multi-faceted partnership sustained by mutual respect and concern.