NASW AL-Chapter Torchbearer Scholarship




NASW - Alabama Presents : The Torchbearer Scholarship Program 

The NASW-AL Torchbearer Scholarship is awarded to students in a Social Work degree program who have demonstrated leadership, commitment to the field of social work, and the propensity to bear the torch to continue the legacy of our Alabama Social Work Pioneers.

The intent of this scholarship is to make it easier for students to participate in experiential learning and career exploration and supporting preparation for the job market.

Scholarship Information

The Alabama Chapter of NASW will award two (2) scholarships a year, one to a BSW student and one to a MSW student. The amount of the scholarship will be $500.00. The scholarship recipients will attend Advocacy Day and be recognized at the NASW-AL Conference Reception.

Scholarship Eligibility

1)      Students must be a current member of NASW.

2)      Students must be in a CSWE accredited BSW or MSW program within the state of Alabama.
*BSW applicants must have completed 30 hours in the BSW program.

3)      BSW applicants must have a 3.0 overall & a 3.25 Major GPA
MSW applicants must have a 3.5 overall GPA

Scholarship Essay

“How has your experience helped you to become a torchbearer?”

Applicant must submit an essay (between 750 words and 3 pages, 12 point, double spaced). In your essay, discuss how your interest in Social Work developed and describe your experience in the field- such as volunteer work or internship and what you gained from this involvement?

Scholarship Application Submission

Applications can be found online at or download now: PDF.docx

The following items must be submitted in order to be considered for the scholarship:

1)      Scholarship application.

2)      Proof of current NASW membership

3)      Unofficial Transcript

4)      Scholarship Essay

5)      Two Letters of Recommendation

Application packets can be submitted to:

NASW-AL Chapter
ATTN: Torchbearer Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 231366

Montgomery, AL 36123


Application deadline: October 14, 2016

Applications can be found online at or download now: PDF.docx


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