Congratulations to Kelly Harrington on receiving the 2015-2016 Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarship from the NASW Foundation. Harrington is in her second year of the KU School of Social Welfare MSW program with a concentration in Social Work Administrative and Advocacy Practice (SWAAP).
Harrington was one among many outstanding applicants competing for this award. The Gosnell Panel was extremely impressed with Harrington's ongoing desire and commitment to work with American Indian and/or Latino populations and her academic record.
The Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarships are awarded to master's degree candidates in social work who have demonstrated a commitment to working with, or who have a special affinity with, American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations. Candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to working with public or voluntary nonprofit agencies or with local grassroots groups in the United States are also eligible.
The Gosnell Scholarships were established through a bequest of Consuelo Gosnell, a social work practitioner who was born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and died in Texas in 1987. Gosnell was a champion of civil and human rights and worked diligently to ameliorate conditions for critically under served American Indians and Latinos in the Southwest. Gosnell practiced for many years in federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.