Gosnell Memorial Scholarship

$1,000-$4,000 to students working with American Indian/Alaska Native or Hispanic/Latino populations in the US.

Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarships are awarded for one academic year to master's degree candidates in social work who are members of the National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASW Foundation) and who have demonstrated a commitment to working with, or who have a special affinity with American Indian/Alaska Native or Hispanic/Latino Populations in the United States.

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.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

Students must be an NASW member 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 Process

The application consists of the following materials:

  • Application form
  • Biographical essay
  • Statement of merit and financial need
  • Two letters of support
  • Official copy of transcript showing good academic standing
  • Signed release of information form

Questions should be directed to the Scholarships & Awards Hotline (naswfoundation@naswdc.org)