We are pleased to announce our annual Latino Social Work Coalition and Scholarship Fund, Inc. (LSWCSF).  Program for 2020-2021. Please click here to download the scholarship application, and return to your mentor listed in below.  All scholarship applications are sent to us by your mentor at your Graduate School. Do no send us the scholarship application.


This page is to clarify many of the questions you have had regarding our scholarship. Here are the scholarship guidelines:

1.  The LSWCSF program provides scholarships to Latinx students with significant financial need residing in the New York metropolitan area that have been accepted or are enrolled in a master’s level program at one of the following accredited schools of social work:

Adelphi University School of Social Work - Mentor: Dr. Rani Varghese 

Columbia University School of Social Work- Mentor: Dr. Carmela Alacantra  

Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service - Mentor:  Dr. Elaine Congress

Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work- Mentor: Dr. Aixa Rodriguez 

Lehman College Department of Social Work- Mentor: Dr. Jessica Kahn

Long Island University – Social Work Program/Brentwood

New York University Silver School of Social Work- Mentor:  Dr. Virge Luce

Touro College Graduate School of Social Work- Mentor:   Dr. Annecy Baez

Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work- Mentor: Dr. Gary Stein

All applications must be submitted to your school's mentor; DO NOT submit the application to us. There is a financial aid component to the application that only your financial aid department can do.


Applicants must be accepted or currently enrolled in a full time or part-time master’s level program at one of the following accredited graduate schools of social work.

2. All applicants must be residents of either New York City or the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester. Please note that returning students not originally residents of the New York Metropolitan Area who have registered to vote in the New York Metropolitan Area are deemed to be New York Metropolitan Area residents for purposes of applying for these scholarships.


3. Each student selected for a Latinx Social Work Council Scholarship Fund may receive from $500 to $1500 depending on availability and their part-time or full-time status and they will be matched accordingly by their school, however, this depends on the program you are enrolled, and their financial availability for funding.

4. Students must be in good standing to receive subsequent scholarship awards as a continuing student.

5. Applicants must have an overall undergraduate/graduate academic GPA of 3.0 or better.

6. Prior work and/or volunteer experience or internships/field placement in human services and working with communities of color is desirable but not required.

7. Bilingual students are strongly encouraged to apply..

8. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working with the Latinx community upon completion of graduate studies and sign a letter of acknowledgment.

9. All scholarship decisions are final


To apply you must meet the specified criteria. You must call your school mentor listed on our “Partner” tab or call the financial aid department. Usually, the schools send out a mass email to all students, so please check your emails.


In addition, if the mentor listed has changed, you may not receive a call from them, so call someone at your school, an advisor or Dean who may assist you. 


Once you complete the application you must return it to the assigned school of social work department or individual. 


Do not send the application to the Latino School Social Work Coalition and Scholarship Fund, Inc.