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ALLSWE Scholarship Instructions
Association of Latina and Latino Social Work Educators ALLSWE, 501(c)(3)
Please note: Past recipients are not allowed to submit applications.
The Association of Latina and Latino Social Work Educators (ALLSWE, 501(c)(3)) is an organization dedicated to recruiting, developing, supporting, and promoting Latinas and Latinos in social work education and research.
The ALLSWE will grant several $500.00 Scholarships to: a Latina/Latino who has been accepted to or is enrolled in a social work doctoral program, graduate (MSW) Program, or undergraduate (BSW) program. The number of awards will depend on the number of applicants and availability of funds. Awardees are those Latina/Latino doctoral, graduate, or undergraduate students who demonstrate leadership in the social work context and aspire to a career of excellence. In order to compete for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be accepted or enrolled at an institution of higher education as a full-time student pursuing a doctoral degree, a graduate (MSW), or undergraduate (BSW) degree in a program in the United States or Puerto Rico.
- Be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
- Has financial need. International students who are studying in the U.S. or Puerto Rico are eligible to apply.
- Prior recipients are not eligible to apply.
How to apply:
Step 1: Application
Complete the online application for the ALLSWE Scholarship (you can find the application here).
Step 2: Student’s Essay
Upload an essay explaining:
Your future plans in social work education
How the scholarship will be used to further your career goals, and
How your pursuit of a BSW, MSW, or PhD in social work will enhance social work education.
Provide a brief description of financial need.
The essay should be double spaced, font size 12, 1 inch margins, and no more than 2 pages.
Step 3: Letter of Recommendation
One letter of recommendation must be submitted using the online application form. Choose a recommender who knows you well, can attest to your accomplishments in the classroom, and can describe related activities in which you engage that will advance or enhance your BSW, MSW, or doctoral education.
Submit all documents online. We do not accept emailed applications, please upload to the online application form.
Documents submitted after the deadline will not be processed, and will be permanently deleted.
Notification of Awards
Notification of Award Recipients of the ALLSWE Scholarship will be notified no later than October 31st. Recipients will be awarded the scholarship at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council of Social Work Education during the ALLSWE Meeting. Recipients do not need to be present to receive the awards.
Questions: Dr. Pilar Horner, email@example.com