Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship

The Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship is awarded to master's 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. Candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to working with public or voluntary nonprofit agencies or with local grassroots groups in the United States are also eligible. 

About The Scholarship And Its Namesake

Consuelo W. Gosnell was a champion of civil and human rights and worked diligently to improve conditions for critically under served American Indians and Latinos in the Southwest.  She practiced for many years in federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Consuelo W. Gosnell Scholarship Guidelines

The Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship is awarded based on the projected annual earnings to the fund and contributions. A panel reviews applicants and selects the award recipient. Up to 10 scholarships of up to $4,000 each will be awarded. In 2023-2024, 10 scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each were awarded.  

To apply, students must be a member of NASW and have applied to, or have been accepted into, an accredited MSW program (payment of the award will be contingent on the full admission of the candidate into the program).  In addition, students must have the potential for completing an MSW program and have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or above. Students enrolled in a master of social work (MSW) program for more than one year may reapply to the Foundation for part or all of a second year. 

Application Requirements For The Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship

  • NASW membership, in good standing, is a mandatory requirement to receive an NASW Foundation Scholarship Award. Awardees must maintain active membership throughout the award period. 
  • Applicants who are current members in good standing can apply for a scholarship using their current membership ID number.
  • To apply for NASW membership visit the NASW website (Online Join) or download and complete NASW‘s “Membership Application" found at "Online Join." New members will receive email confirmation of membership, which will include a member ID and password.  Applicants awaiting acceptance into a CSWE-accredited program must include, with the membership form, their application to the MSW program with a letter from the college/university verifying the application has been received
  • Non-members interested in applying can join NASW:  1) if they have a social work degree (BSW/MSW) or are matriculating in a CSWE-accredited social work program; or 2) are enrolled in or awaiting acceptance into a CSWE-accredited program. 
  • Applicants either must be or plan to be enrolled in a social work degree program to maintain eligibility.  Award is disbursed in two installments, at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.  Applicants graduating before the 1st installment are not eligible.  
  • Application form.
  • Biographical essay (two typed, double-spaced pages). Essay must address career goals, interests, and work, volunteer, and school/field experience relevant to the guidelines of the award.
  • Statement of merit and financial need for the award (up to one page, why is financial assistance needed). 
  • Two letters of support from professional references (you will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of two professional references).  Letters can be written by a candidate's professors; individuals or leaders of groups with whom the candidate has worked in a helping capacity; an employer/supervisor; and so on.  Character references or references from clients or family members will not be accepted. If the applicant is applying for renewed funding from the NASW Foundation, one of the two references must be obtained from the applicant’s academic advisor. 
  • Official copy of a transcript from the most recent academic work (undergraduate or graduate). Transcript may opened to make photocopies. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.  
  • Signed release of information.

Only completed applications will be considered. Questions should be directed to:

Consuelo W. Gosnell Scholarship Recipients


  • Jary Barrios, Salem State University
  • Waldo Gonzalez, University of California, Los Angeles 
  • Josue Velasquez Higueros, Boston College School of Social Work
  • Nona Main, University of Montana
  • Erika E. Mora Villegas, Northeastern Illinois University
  • Adela Ramos,  Florida Atlantic University
  • Jorge Saldaña, University of Missouri
  • Jocylynn “Leigh” Smith, University of Kentucky 
  • Mónica Unzueta, University of Texas at Austin
  • Andrea Vallejo, University of Illinois Chicago


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  • Theresa Estela Aguirre, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Miranda Best Campos, University of Texas at Austin
  • Chamese Dempsey, San Diego State University
  • Nataly Del Cid, University of California, Berkeley
  • Elaine Metzker, Boston University
  • Viviana Najera, Columbia University
  • Katherine Ordonez, The University of Chicago
  • Yaquelin (Jackie) Perez-Albanil, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Emilio Rivera, Columbia University
  • Ben Warner, Metropolitan State University of Denver 


  • Nicole Balbuena,University of California, Berkeley 
  • Amanda Burgin, University of Nebraska-Omaha 
  • Christina Fuller, Simmons University 
  • Margaux Herrera, Florida State University 
  • Samantha Getz, University of Illinois 
  • Oliver Nicholson, Rutgers University 
  • Hector Ramirez, University of California, Los Angeles 
  • Ariana Schneider, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Natalie Villalobos, California State University Northridge 
  • Edith Zarco, University of Chicago 




  • Fabiola Cuevas Flores, University of Chicago
  • Nubia Paulina Grijalva, Arizona State University
  • Télyse Masaoay, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Adriana Reyes, Simmons University
  • Daliana Reyes, University of California, Berkeley
  • Teresa Rivera, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Jonathan Ramos Santiago, University of California, Berkeley
  • Ángela Vela, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Liliana Ventura, West Chester University
  • Victoria Wynecoop-Abrahamson, University of Chicago


  • Guillermo Armenta, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Julian Batista, University of California, Berkeley
  • Elisabetta Giomo-James, University of Houston 
  • Jesalyn Keziah, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Gloria Kimbulu, University of Nebraska Omaha  
  • Austin Lowes, Michigan State University  
  • Stacey Millington, College of Staten Island 
  • Kevin Montiel, Columbia University 
  • Emely Tobar, University of Southern California
  • Sara Brenda, University of California Los Angeles



  • Danny Carroll, Indiana University
  • Turquoise Devereaux, Arizona State University
  • Maybeth Gomez, University of Illinois 
  • Cindy Hernandez, University of California, Berkeley 
  • Stephany Mejia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
  • Hector Miramontes, California State University San Marcos 
  • Nancy Ramirez Hernandez, California State University Los Angeles
  • Lillian Saldana, California State University Los Angeles
  • Samantha Steinmetz, University of Chicago
  • Sara Zavaleta, University of Texas at Austin 



  • Gabriela Amel Peralta, California State University - Los Angeles
  • Moravia de la O, University of Texas at Austin
  • Mario Espinoza, New York University
  • Shay Gonzales, University of Chicago
  • Evelyn Larios, University of California -Los Angeles
  • Jacqueline Lozano, University of California - Los Angeles
  • Kayla Mulholland, San Diego State University
  • Erica Ontiveros, University of California - Los Angeles
  • Diana Perez, California State University - East Bay
  • Kaitlin Wheeler, Illinois State University




  • Lauren Andreu, University of South Carolina
  • Adriana Flores, Michigan State University
  • Maria Garcia, Widener University
  • James McKay Glasgow, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • Ambar Guzman, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Samantha Martinez, Rutgers University
  • Dean Rivera, California State University, East Bay
  • Virginia Rivera, Loyola University Chicago
  • Victoria Rodriguez, University of Southern California
  • Melissa Yazzie, Washington University




  • Xochilt Alamillo, University of Denver
  • Emma Elliott, University of Washington
  • James Glasgow, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Kelly Harrington, University of Kansas
  • Adrianna Hernandez, University of Denver
  • Elizabeth Kronk, Columbia University
  • Anna Martin, New Mexico State University
  • Hannah Riley, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Eva Rizzo, California State University, San Bernardino
  • Dana Underwood, University of Denver




  • Zachary Alti, Fordham University 
  • Alexis Dominique Reyes Ball, Portland State University
  • Cynthia Gutierrez Bernstein, Rutgers University
  • Chenoa Marie Crowshoe-Patterson, University of Denver
  • Catherine Ann Faulkner, University of Chicago
  • Elisa Meza, University of California, Berkeley
  • Rebeca Ozuna Barge, The Catholic University of America
  • Morgan Vera Pardue, University of Maryland
  • Alina Perez, Touro College
  • Nalleli Yadira Sandoval, University of California, Berkeley




  • Faviola Augustin – Arizona State University
  • Megan Fisher– Washington University – St. Louis
  • Esbeide Garcia Chavez– University of Southern California
  • Hannah Kane– George Mason University
  • Alison Lee– University of Texas / Austin
  • Sulamita Mora-  University of Texas / Austin
  • Kaylin Padovano– Columbia University
  • Laura Pinion– Indiana University
  • Angelee Russ– Boston University
  • Jessica Lambert Ward– University of North Carolina/ Chapel Hill




  • Beatriz Aguirre, Arizona State University.
  • Suzanne Lino Camacho, Washington University in Saint Louis. 
  • Gabrielle Mohr, University of Denver.
  • Amber Price Murphy, University of Southern California.
  • Lacina Onco, Boston College.
  • Alina Perez, Long Island University.
  • Louise Reina, University of Southern California.
  • Rebecca Roepke, University of Buffalo
  • Lisa Sciarani, Columbia University.
  • Linda Sookhoo, Stony Brook University.







  • Yesenia Aguilar, University of Southern California
  • Rosa Delmy Alvayero, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Martha M. Andrade, California State University, Chico
  • Kathryn Brown, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Alicia Bunch, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Nadia G. Kalinchuk, University of Houston
  • Elizabeth Kampf, University of St. Thomas/College of St. Catherine, Minnesota
  • Jessica Hope LePak, University of California, Berkeley
  • Roshanna Lucero, New Mexico State University
  • Gloria Teresa Montes, Portland State University
  • Marisol Naranjo, University of Southern California




  • Olivia Abeyta-Gonzalez, Colorado State University 
  • Aldrin Ceballos, University of Maryland 
  • Lisa Humphrey, University of Minnesota 
  • Juan Ortiz, North Carolina State University 
  • Monica Paz, University of Southern California 
  • Britt Urban, University of Texas at Austin












  • Rachel Bennett, Hunter College, New York, NY
  • Laurel Phillips, Barry University, Miami, FL
  • Eugene Cameron, Newman University, Wichita, KS
  • Rick Smith, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Jose Luis Velasco, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  • Coya Walker, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


2018-2019 Consuelo W. Gosnell Scholar Turquoise Devereaux

2018-2019 Consuelo W. Gosnell Scholar, Turquoise Devereaux said, about her award, "This scholarship will help funding my MSW in Policy, Administration and Community Practice so I can give back to my community by creating safe spaces where Native American populations have equal access to education."

2018-2019 Consuealo W. Gosnell Scholar Hector Miramontes

2018-2019 Consuealo W. Gosnell Scholar Hector Miramontes said, about his award, "Pursuing my masters degree, while working two part time jobs and doing my internship has strained the amount of time I can dedicate to my studies. By receiving this scholarship it will allow me to meet my basic needs and devote myself to my education."

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