Family Living Today (FLT) is excited to announce the 2017-2018 Child Welfare and Development Scholarship Award, which is open to students pursing a bachelor’s degree in social work at an accredited university, and will be awarded annually in the amount of $1,000.
One of our goals at FLT is to help build a world where every child can grow up healthy, protected from harm or trauma and educated so they can reach their full potential, no matter who they are or where they were born. The CWD Scholarship is one way we can advance this mission, while also helping the next generation of child welfare professionals reach their academic goals.
We’re looking for promising young students in good academic standing, with extracurricular experience working with children who have experienced neglect or abuse, which might put them at risk to successfully transition into adulthood. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear your story.
To qualify, applicants must demonstrate both academic distinction in either sociology, psychology, social sciences or a related field, as well as a financial need. This scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students studying social work with an academic emphasis in child welfare who plan to pursue a career in the field of child welfare.
In addition to the academic requirements, applicants must also demonstrate a personal history of working with or on behalf of traumatized, neglected or abused children, which can include research efforts or community work centered on the health, well-being and protection of children.
Through the CWD scholarship award, FLT will identify applicants who have above interests and criteria, and those who have demonstrated efforts aimed at protecting the well-being of children.
One applicant will be chosen to receive the scholarship award in the amount of $1,000 each calendar year. This scholarship award program is an equal-opportunity award open to all qualified applicants who meet the eligibility requirements.
The application period for the CWD Scholarship Award begins on November 1, 2017, and eligible students may submit applications through January 31, 2018. Only applicants who submit completed applications in full by January 31, 2018 are eligible for consideration. The recipient of the award will be announced on our site on February 28, 2018; the recipient will be notified via email.
To apply, please submit the following:
Also, applicants must submit a 1-2 page essay that explains:
Finally, please include any pictures you have that might demonstrate your extracurricular efforts.
Submit the information and essay by email to cwdscholarship [at] familylivingtoday.com no later than January 31, 2018. You will receive an email reply within 3 business days to confirm receipt of your application materials.
All applications will be reviewed by our CWD Scholarship Award committee members, who will score each submission and essay on a scale of 1 to 20 based on merit and need factors. The highest scored submission will receive the CWD Scholarship Award of $1,000. All applicants will be notified by email and the social work scholarship funds will be disbursed (by check from RKT Publishing, LLC, the FLT parent company) on March 1, 2018.