NASW Foundation Director Robert Carter Arnold recently announced the recipients of the 2011-12 Foundation scholarships and fellowships. Following are a description of each award and the recipients.
Jane B. Aron Doctoral Fellowship
The Jane Baerwald Aron Doctoral Fellowship Program provides partial support to social work doctoral students who are engaged in dissertation research in health care policy and practice. In 2011, the program supported the following dissertation research topic with a $3,000 fellowship: Charu Stokes, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. “Complex Lives: Resiliency of Midlife African American Women Living with HIV/AIDS Serving as Informal Kinship Care Providers.
Eileen Blackey Doctoral Fellowship
The Eileen Blackey Doctoral Fellowship Program provides partial support to social work doctoral students who are engaged in dissertation research in welfare policy and practice. In 2011, the program supported the following dissertation research topic with a $3,000 fellowship: “Immigrant Integration in Two Chicago Suburbs.” Benjamin Roth, The School of Social Service Administration, The University of Chicago.
Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship
The Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a 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 the African American community. The 2011 Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship recipients, each receiving up to $2,000, are:
- Jacquelyn Coats, Washington University, George Warren Brown School of Social Work
- Angela Whitenhill, University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work
Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarship
The Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship is awarded to master degree candidates in social work who have demonstrated a commitment to working with, or who have a special affinity with American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations, or in public and voluntary nonprofit agency settings. Ten scholarships of up to $2,000 each were awarded for the 2011-2012 academic year to the following students:
- Faviola Augustin, Arizona State University
- Megan Fisher, Washington University, St. Louis
- Esbeide Garcia Chavez, University of Southern California
- Hannah Kane, George Mason University
- Jessica Lambert-Ward, University of North Carolina/ Chapel Hill
- Allison Lee, University of Texas-Austin
- Sulamita Mora, University of Texas-Austin
- Kaylin Padovano, Columbia University
- Laura Pinion, Indiana University
- Angelee Russ, Boston University
Get more information about the NASW Foundation’s scholarship and fellowship program.