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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.


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Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Senior

Graduate: First year graduate student

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Social work/public service/government

Additional Qualifications:
GPA of 3.0 or higher; NASW member

Last Updated:
July 18, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17