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.