Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

The NASW Foundation is committed to enriching the social work profession and empowering social workers to be leaders in social policy and practice. At the heart of this commitment are national educational, research, and awards programs, which provide: doctoral fellowships, graduate school scholarships, chapter research grants, national recognition awards, lectures, symposiums, and special projects.

Some of these programs have been in existence for more than 20 years – formerly, as part of The Social Workers’ National Research and Education Fund. Today they operate within the NASW Foundation.

NASW National Awards

The NASW National Awards recognize leaders in the profession and in our communities who fully embody social work values and ethics. Our past award recipients have accomplished the extraordinary and we have been honored to recognize them. Read More >>

NASW Foundation / NASW Chapter Partnership

The NASW Foundation, as the tax-exempt subsidiary of NASW, is available to all NASW Chapters to house funds that are to be used for scientific, educational, and charitable purposes, and for which tax deductibility by the donor is desired. Learn More

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NASW Foundation Scholars

Meet the 2022-23 NASW Foundation MSW Scholars


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A Virtual Night at the Awards 2020

A Night To Remember was held on October 29, 2020. Watch the event recording