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NASW-NC Conference Scholarship Award


About the Award

The Conference Scholarship award was envisioned by former NASW-NC staff and board member, Myrna Miller Wellons. She felt strongly that new social work graduates who were starting their professional careers deserved financial support in order to attend continuing education events.


Executive Director of NASW-NC from 1986-2018, Kathy Boyd, ACSW, CMSW kept this scholarship award fund available and has provided free NASW-NC Conference registration for over 75 recently graduated NASW-NC members. As of March 28, 2018, the NASW-NC Conference Scholarship has been renamed the NASW-NC Kathy Boyd Conference Scholarship.


New career professionals may have school debt, be working at entry level salaries, and if they are attempting to obtain licensure, have all the fees and continuing education expenses that come with the licensure process.  The conference scholarship award will cover the registration fee and provide a small travel stipend for up to two members at each of our NASW-NC conferences.



Applicants who wish to apply for the conference scholarship award MUST:

  1. Be a current NASW-NC member
  2. Have a BSW or MSW degree from a CSWE accredited social work program
  3. Have graduated from the CSWE accredited social work program within the past 3 years.  Current students are NOT eligible as this award is for new career social workers only.
  4. You must NOT already be registered for the conference in which you are appling for a scholarship. If you have already registered and paid, we unfortunately cannot accept your application.
  5. Fill out a scholarship application below. Please call 919-828-9650 with questions.

Selection and Recognition

Up to two awards will be provided for each of NASW-NC’s annual conferences.   The selection of award winners is competitive, applying in no way guarantees selection.
Award winners will be notified by email prior to the conference that they have applied for.  Recipients will follow normal registration procedures the day of the conference. 

Recipients may be recognized in some or all of the following way:

  1. Quotes from the award winners may be used to promote this award in the future.
  2. Award winners may have their names announced at the conference, for public recognition.
  3. Award winners may list receipt of this award on their resumes for career promotion.

To Apply

Please fill out the form below.

This application must be submitted no later than 3 weeks prior to the conference that is being applied for.


For More Information

Additional information about the Conference Scholarship is available from:

Telephone: (919) 828-9650

Fax: (919) 828-1341

Make A Donation

If you would like to make a donation to the Conference Scholarship Fund, thus supporting our entry level and next generation social workers, please click here.  Your donation is 100% tax deductible and 100% of your donation goes towards awards.


Conference Scholarship Application

 *** 2019 Fall Conference Scholarships CLOSED ***

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