The Latino Social Work Coalition provides scholarships to Latino/x/e and bilingual students with significant economic need who are entering their 2nd or 3rd year pursuing a master’s degree in social work (this includes advanced standing, OYR, extended students). Eligible applicants must: be attending an accredited social work school or program in New York State; have a 3.0 GPA; agree to participation in the CORE Mentorship Program; and demonstrate commitment to working with the Latino and underserved communities upon completion of their graduate studies and sign a letter of acknowledgment.
In addition to completing the application, applicants must also submit: a transcript; two letters of recommendation; a resume, bio and recent headshot or photo (not selfies); and a personal statement (a 1,000-word [maximum] essay describing future career aspirations and interests in the social work field, particularly your desire work in Latino or traditionally under-resourced communities). Participation in LSWC ancillary programs and events, recruiting and fundraising events, etc. is highly encouraged to support your professional development.