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Alan Ingram Legacy Scholarship


About the Legacy Scholarship

The Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers announces the Alan Ingram Legacy Scholarship. This scholarship, is named after Alan Ingram who was an exemplarily

social worker and executive director for 37 years.   funded by members of the Minnesota Chapter of NASW, represents the commitment on the part chapter members to encourage new social workers to make a commitment to the professional association, and to build a chapter that reflects the diversity of persons engaged in social work. Through this scholarship, the chapter recognizes the potential of new social workers, particularly those from historically oppressed populations, to continue building a profession that is responsive to the needs of a diverse society. Further, the chapter supports the efforts by those new professionals to respond to persons in need through the practice of professional social work.


Donating to the Scholarship Fund

We greatly appreciate any and all contributions to the Legacy Scholarship fund, regardless of size, and have instituted a check-off on all workshop registrations in the amount of $3. If you would like to make an online donation in any amout, click here. If you would like to make a donation by check, please mail it to the NASW-MN Chapter office (address below), writing "Legacy Scholarship" on the memo line.  If you are considering a large donation of funds, please call the office and speak with Alan Ingram to discuss options.


2015 Application Deadline

The 2015 Application Deadline will be announced in late 2014. Please check back, or call the NASW office with questions (see below).


Terms of Award

Each year, two scholarships of $1,000.00 (one thousand dollars) will be awarded to social work students enrolled in a social work program in a college or university located in Minnesota. One scholarship will go to a graduate student and one to an undergraduate student.


Nominee must be an admitted and actively enrolled student in good standing in an accredited social work program in Minnesota.

Self-nominations are not accepted; a nominee must be nominated by a faculty member from his/her academic social work program.

Nominating faculty members must be current members of NASW.

Students can be nominated without being members of NASW, but awarding the scholarship will be contingent upon the student becoming a member of NASW.  (MCSWE has graciously offered to pay the membership dues for recipients.)


To Submit a Nomination

Submit complete nomination packets only, directly from the nominating faculty member to the Minnesota Chapter of NASW, by the yearly deadline established by NASW-MN. (Please call the NASW-MN Office if this date is not known.)

Complete nomination packets should include originals and four copies of the following required nomination materials. Electronic copies will not be considered. Packets must include:

  • Completed nomination form.  Click here to download.
  • Nomination letter from a faculty member addressing the nominee’s fit with the purpose of the scholarship (described above) along with a statement verifying that the student is in good standing in her/his academic program.
  • Statement from nominee about how the nominee’s background, experiences and achievements will contribute to the chapter’s goal of building membership that reflects the diversity within the profession; a discussion of career goals and professional practice interests; and a statement reflecting commitment to the Minnesota Chapter of NASW and to the goals of professional social work.
  • Nominee’s most recent academic transcript.


Selection considerations

  • Strength of the nominee’s fit with the scholarship goals, as outlined by the nomination letter.
  • Strength of the nominee’s goals/career statement.
  • Evidence that the nominee is committed to the goals of professional social work and NASW.
  • Evidence that the nominee is willing to be a full member of the MN Chapter.
  • Strength of the nominee’s academic record to-date, including, for graduate students, the undergraduate record.



Please call the NASW-MN office at 651-293-1935 or 888-293-NASW (6279).

Award Winners

2011: Jennifer Hanel, MSW Student, St. Catherine Univeristy/University of St. Thomas

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