NASW Foundation News

2020 Scholarship, Fellowship and NASW Social Work Pioneers® Deadlines Approaching

Important deadlines are fast approaching for several NASW Foundation programs, including scholarships, fellowships, and the NASW Social Work Pioneers®. The NASW Foundation offers scholarships and fellowships to assist students pursuing a variety of social work specialties. Apply now for fellowships in health care and scholarships involving work with African American communities and with American Indian and Latino populations. Applications will be accepted through March 11, 2020.  To learn more, please follow this link >>


The NASW Social Work Pioneers® nomination submission deadline is approaching on March 31, 2020. The Pioneer Steering Committee will consider completed packages received by March 31 at the June Pioneer Steering Committee Meeting.  To learn more about submitting a Pioneer nomination, please follow this link >>


The Pioneer program honors members of the social work profession who have contributed to the evolution and enrichment of the profession. The program identifies and recognizes individuals whose unique dedication, commitment, and determination have improved social and human conditions. Since its launch in 1994, the Pioneer Program has inducted nearly 800 accomplished individuals to its rolls.  A comprehensive collection of their stories can be found within the NASW Pioneer Biography Index.