NASW Foundation fellowships help provide the financial resources to support students pursuing a variety of social work specialties.  The Foundation offers two scholarships, the Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship and the Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship.  The Lyons Scholarship currently is supplemented by, and is part of, the Social Work HEALS program, which was funded in 2014 by a generous five-year grant from the New York Community Trust Robert and Ellen Popper Scholarship Fund.  

The Foundation is pleased to administer this five-year collaborative endeavor of NASW and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). A total of five Social Work HEALS Doctoral Fellowships will be awarded each year during the anticipated five year funding period along with one Jane B. Aron Doctoral Fellowship and up to four Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarships, which are also currently supplemented and administered through Social Work HEALS.

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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Online applications were accepted for Scholarship and Fellowship Awards January 22 through March 11, 2020.  


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To read bios of current NASW Foundation Scholars and Fellows follow this link >>