Authorization and Accountability
To develop and implement a program for awarding the Verne Lamarr Lyons scholarship(s).
The Verne LaMarr Lyons Scholarship Panel continues to the extent there are funds available
Members, Terms and Criteria
The Panel shall have up to seven (7) members with at least one representative from: the NASW Board of Directors, the NASW Development Committee, the NASW national staff, the Black Caucus, a university representative and a representative from the private sector if possible. The term of members shall be three (3) years with terms staggered.
The program will establish criteria for eligibility, will consider applicants and will recommend a candidate to the Board for receipt of the award.
Social Work Research & Education Fund Board
Revised February 1999
The Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarships are awarded to master's degree candidate in social work who demonstrates an interest in or has experience with health/mental health practice and has a commitment to working in African American communities.
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