Welcome to the SOAR database
SOAR, Scholarships and Other Award Resources, is a searchable online database of funding opportunities for current students at all levels as well as recent graduates. Please review the recommendations below for conducting a search based on your needs, interests and eligibility.
NASW Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship
The Lyons Scholarship is awarded to a master's degree candidate in social work who demonstrates an interest in, or has experience with, health/mental health practice and has a commitment to working with the African American community. Scholarship recipients now work in hospitals, medical clinics, and social services agencies that provide treatment and specialized services to African American patients.
The scholarship amount is $5,500. A total of $4,000 will be disbursed directly to the recipient’s university. An additional $1,500 will be earmarked for each recipient for conference attendance and leadership development.
Applicants must be a NASW (National Association of Social Work Foundation) member.
Student applies directly
Eligible to Apply:
Graduate: First year graduate student
Scholarship / Fellowship
Academic Year (Graduate)
Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Social work/public service/government
GPA of 3.0 or higher; NASW member
June 13, 2017