Scholarships

Education can be expensive, we understand that.  We believe in giving forward and supporting the next generation of social workers and agents of change.  We do so through our statewide scholarship fund which awards two $500 scholarships each academic year.   Recipients must be a Senior BSW or MSW student enrolled in an a CSWE accredited program.  

Applications are typically open in February of each year, with recipients notified in early May.  Announcements are made public via our online newsletter and through social media and a link will be live below when the application period is open.  

Frequently Asked Questions 


Each recipient must be a member of NASW-DE in good standing, enrolled in a CSWE accredited program and in either their Senior year of their BSW program or an MSW student. The average GPA must be 3.0 for a BSW and 3.5 for MSW students. .

You'll be asked to submit your application online and release form, two letters of support from professional references, complete a two-page essay, an unofficial copy of your transcript and your NASW membership card.

Nope. That was easy, right? You do need to be a member of NASW-DE; but we understand that students travel and you may be enrolled in an online program as well. As long as the program is accredited by the CSWE; you are eligible to apply.

We'll work with you and your university, as well as our foundation to have the check cut directly to your college. Each educational institution handles this a bit differently, so we'll work out the details together.

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Give Back

Some of the greatest gifts social work students receive are made possible by generous members like you. Please consider making a donation to our Scholarship Fund to support the education of future social workers.

Making your contribution is easy to do online, through the NASW Foundation.