Scholarships

The Trust manages funds bequeathed or subscribed in memory of colleagues. These funds provide more substantial scholarships which are awarded annually through competition.

This scholarship is in memory of Elizabeth O’Dell, a long-term BASW member and SWET Trustee, who was involved in practice education and who was a dedicated social worker, deeply committed to social justice and maintaining the dignity and rights of older people.

This annual award of £3,000 is to enable practitioners, working within an established project, engaged in innovative practice that is designed and informed by principles intended to uphold the dignity and respect of older people, to share their knowledge and experiences with others.

The award should be used by the successful applicant(s) to contribute to the training and development of practitioners, or the dissemination of best practice through the publication of a practice paper or article, running of a workshop, or a particular training event.

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    Completed applications must reach us by Monday 22 October 2018

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This annual scholarship is for £3,000 towards a study/research project on health related social work.

Applicants should complete the Trust’s scholarship application form and include a proposal of not more than 500 words, setting out the aims, estimated costs, time-scale and intended outcomes/benefits of the research project.

Anne Cummins was one of the earliest hospital almoners – what we would now call a medical social worker. She was appointed to St Thomas’s Hospital in London in 1905. She was able to build up a team of almoners and was Head Almoner on her retirement in 1929. Her reports documented social needs that caused and exacerbated ill health and established innovative services to meet those needs. She was a major force in development of the Association of Hospital Almoners which championed the importance of training. The Association became the Institute of Medical Social Workers in 1964.

The Anne Cummins Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in November 1958 (Charity number 228379) and is managed and administered by the Social Workers’ Educational Trust.

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  • Application Form
    Completed applications must reach us by Monday 22 October 2018

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    This annual award of £3,000 is for research in relation to developing and improving social work practice.

    Applicants should complete the Trust’s scholarship application form and include a proposal of not more than 500 words, setting out the aims, estimated costs, time-scale and intended outcomes/benefits of the research project.

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