To qualify for the Laurel House Social Work Racial Equity Scholarship, applicants must be a Black or Hispanic Connecticut resident who has enrolled in a Master’s of Social Work program in CT or NY in the coming academic year. Applicants must demonstrate need for financial assistance and show they are dedicated to improving access to mental health care for underserved individuals in Connecticut’s communities of color. Applicants must also include a letter of recommendation from a college or university they attended.
The Laurel House Social Work Racial Equity Scholarship was established to improve access to mental health care in communities of color by supporting the advancement of Black and Hispanic social workers committed to social change. The $10,000 scholarship will be awarded on a one-time basis to a qualifying student. The winner will be decided by Laurel House’s Award Selection Committee and the funds will be paid directly to the school of social work where the student is enrolled to cover the cost of tuition, books, and related fees.