Author: Lisa Berman, Pat Callahan Scholarship Committee Chair
KSCSW is now accepting applications for the Pat Callahan Scholarships, which will be awarded to two KSCSW members at the 2018 Winter Conference. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a KSCSW member to assist with the cost of LCSW supervision, and one $750 scholarship will be awarded to a KSCSW member working toward advanced training in a specific clinical area.
Scholarship recipients will be selected based on need and their expressed commitment to a career in clinical social work. Applications must be accompanied by a personal statement no more than four pages in length. The personal statement should explain the applicant's present and past work as a clinical social worker, reasons for choosing clinical social work as a career, and the contribution to society that the applicant hopes to make through this career. Applicants for the LCSW supervision scholarship must also include a one-page statement of need.
Pat Callahan was a long-time member of KSCSW and a former board member. She dedicated herself as a clinician to working with populations of great need and risk throughout her long career. Pat believed strongly in the importance of continuing education and training for clinical social workers, and she was known for giving back to the profession by volunteering to mentor MSW students and new social workers.
The application deadline is Friday, November 16, 2018. Applicants must be current KSCSW members, and incomplete or late applications will bot be considered. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the KSCSW Winter Conference on Friday December 7, 2018. The conference will held at the Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, in Lexington.
For more details, or to apply for a Callahan Scholarship, download a scholarship application packet below.
Author: Mia Perry, KSCSW Board Member
On September 27. 2018, KSCSW presented the first Arvil Reeb Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence and Advocacy in Social Work. The recipient was Arvil Reeb himself. The award presentation and dinner took place at the Boone Faculty Club on the University of Kentucky campus.