Cenie “Jojo” Williams Tuition Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$5,000

Awarded
Awarded By:

National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW)

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Each year the NABSW awards two Cenie “Jojo” Williams Tuition Scholarships.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be have a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Must be a current member of NABSW.
  3. Must be an African American and demonstrate community service within the African American community.
  4. Must express interest in the black community.
  5. Must be a full-time Undergraduate, Graduate, or Doctoral level student during the academic school year for which they are applying for the scholarship.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) serves as both an advocate and agent of social change, humanism, and African liberation. Their goal is to enhance the quality of life and empower people of African ancestry through advocacy, human services delivery, and research. One of the annual scholarships available is the Cenie “Jojo” Williams Tuition Scholarship.

Application requirements for the Cenie “Jojo” Williams Tuition Scholarship are:

  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
  • be a current member of NABSW.
Additional Information: The scholarship is in memory of Cenie “Jomo” Williams, Jr. He was the first elected President of the National Association of Black Social Workers. Elected in 1969 as the President of the New York City Association of Black Social Workers he developed many community programs. These programs brought positive changes in the New York community. They helped to build the New York City Chapter into the organization’s largest chapter. When elected to the Presidency of the National Association of Black Social Workers in 1970, Williams’ put forth tremendous efforts to develop and organize new chapters, both nationally and internationally. In 1974, Cenie was appointed the first Executive Director of the National Association of Black Social Workers. As director, the continued his work with the international affiliates which resulted in the development of the National Association of Black Social Workers’ International Education Conference. Until the time of departure in 1983, Cenie never gave up fighting for justice. His passion to serve can only be surpassed by this love for African people everywhere. Each year the NABSW awards (2) Cenie “Jojo” Williams Tuition Scholarships of $2,500 each. Applicants may be eligible for both a tuition scholarship and a book scholarship.

Award Amount: Scholarships are $2,500, each. Applicants may be eligible for both a tuition scholarship and a book scholarship.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

Contact: Cenie “Jojo” Williams Tuition Scholarship
Address: 2305 Martin Luther Kind Ave., S.E. Washington, District of Columbia 20020

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