Student Resources

Three institutions within the State of Vermont maintain accredited social work programs.

Online MSW programs

The NASW-VT Gilman Scholarship

The NASW-VT Gilman Scholarship was established in 2002 to honor former Executive Director Michael Gilman. Each year the Chapter contributes $1000 to provide two $500 scholarships to individuals enrolled in accredited social work programs. The Gilman Scholarship is administered by the Vermont Scholarship Fund, a 501©(3) affiliate of the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC). To apply for this or other financial aid programs offered in Vermont, follow the links below:

If you are interested in making a tax deductible donation to the NASW-VT Gilman Scholarship, please contact our office.

The Lara Sobel Scholarship

Lara Sobel, a Vermont Department for Children and Families social worker killed outside of her office in 2015.
How to Apply

NASW-VT Chapter The Lara Sobel Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a rising junior Vermont BSW student who reflects Lara’s ability to:

  • seek out the good no matter how overwhelming and negative the circumstances
  • never allow the misfortune of individuals or their level of despair to become routine or acceptable
  • strengthen the cause of child welfare, social justice, and health and wellness of child welfare staff

The scholarship consists of a $1,000 award, free membership to NASW-VT, free admission to all NASW-VT events, including the annual conference for the scholarship year, and the appointment of a mentor for one year.

For applications please email

Students will be asked to fill out an application, write an essay on how they fit the scholarship criteria listed above, submit a recommendation from a social work professor. Finalists will be asked to participate in an interview.

Learn more about Lara Sobel.

How To Donate to The Lara Sobel Scholarship

Donate securely through paypal online:

To make a gift by check, contact the NASW-VT office at  802-223-1713.