Diversity and Inclusion Resources

By Suzanne Lazar ’16, SUNY Empire State College; student, the School for Graduate Studies; editor, The Student Connection

January 5, 2017

Upcoming Diversity and Inclusion events and resources:

Council on Social Work Education

The CSWE 2017-2018 Carl A. Scott Book Scholarship Application Cycle is now open.  Application Deadline: July 18, 2017 - https://cswe.fluidreview.com – Several recent graduates from SUNY Empire State College will be entering MSW programs in the fall, and several ESC alums will be entering their second year in graduate social work programs. 

At the time of the award (fall 2017), a student must be in the last year of study for a social work degree in a BSW or MSW degree program accredited by CSWE.  Applications will be accepted via the online application system until July 18, 2017, 11:59 pm Eastern Time.  Two $500 Carl A. Scott (CAS) Book Scholarships are awarded annually to fulfill the initial programmatic objective that the Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund embraced shortly after it was set up by the CSWE Board of Directors in 1986.

Fund honors the memory of the late Carl A. Scott, a longtime staff member of CSWE and a pioneer in obtaining scholarships for students from ethnic groups of color. Specifically, the Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund was developed to continue Scott’s legacy of promoting equity and social justice in social work. In this regard, it is intended that the book scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to work for equity and social justice in social work.  More information is posted on the Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund webpage at: https://cswe.org/Centers-Initiatives/Initiatives/Scholarships-and-Fellowships/Carl-A-Scott-Memorial

Let’s Get Ready, Inc. is looking for dedicated college students committed to educational equity and looking to make a big difference this summer!

Let's Get Ready provides high school students from low-income backgrounds with free SAT preparation, admissions counseling, and other support services needed to gain admission to and graduate from college. Services are provided by volunteer college students who also serve as role models and mentors.  Let’s Get Ready operates programs throughout the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Volunteer Coaches commit to:

Serving as a mentor and role model to a group of 5-6 high school students

Facilitating either math or verbal SAT prep curriculum

Three hours one evening per week from June 19th - August 17th

Following up with high school students throughout the program

Interested college students can visit the Let’s Get Ready, Inc. website atwww.letsgetready.org/coach/ and click on "Learn More" to find the Access Coach position.  For more information, please contact Let’s Get Ready, Inc. at:info@letsgetready.org  

Other News

Excelsior Scholarship – Message to Currently Enrolled Students, By Suzanne Lazar ’16; student, School for Graduate Studies SUNY Empire State College, editor, The Student Connection

Diversity and Inclusion Resources, By Suzanne Lazar ’16, SUNY Empire State College; student, the School for Graduate Studies; editor, The Student Connection

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