Thank you for your interest in the NASW-HI Student Scholarships. Please review the scholarship description and objectives in preparing your personal statement. Remember that this award highlights your views, values and experiences as an evolving social work professional. Tell the review committee about yourself, and how your contributions to public and community service have influenced you in becoming a future social worker.
Your letter should address the following points and be no longer than 1500 words:
1. Describe any relevant information about your background that influenced your decision to study social work and to become a professional social worker.
2. The NASW-HI Student Scholarship were established to acknowledge the need to recruit more compassionate and dedicated individuals into professional social work. It focuses on the strengths and potential inherent in every person, family, group or community, and the ways social workers view those with whom they work and serve. How do your views, values and experiences exemplify these objectives?
3. What are your plans after graduating with your current social work degree?
4. Is there anything else that you want your social work program’s review committee and NASW Hawai’i Chapter Board to know about your “fit” for this scholarship?