Mervin Brandy receives 2020-2021 NASW Foundation Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship!

Mervin Brandy receives 2020-2021 NASW Foundation Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship!

Joint Master of Social Work student Mervin Brandy has received the 2020-2021 NASW Foundation Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship! This scholarship is awarded to master's degree candidates in social work who demonstrate an interest in or has experience with health/mental health practice and have a commitment to working in African American communities.

The scholarship program is a memorial to Verne LaMarr Lyons, a social worker and NASW national staff member who died in 1989, while waiting for a heart transplant. Lyons committed his life to increasing awareness of pernicious health concerns affecting African Americans such as insufficient prenatal care, infant mortality, AIDS, cirrhosis, and general life expectancy. To read more about the scholarship, please visit the Verne LaMarr Lyons Scholarship page on the NASW Foundation's website.

Congratulations, Mervin!

GRE Waived for 2020-2021 JPhD Applications!

Due to the impact of the novel coronavirus, applicants to the Joint PhD in Social Work program for the 2020-2021 cycle will not need to submit GRE scores. Instead, a second writing sample will be required.

The application portal opens August 15th, 2020 and applications must be completed by January 15th, 2021. Apply by visiting the Graduate School at UNCG and clicking the apply now button!

Surviving a doctoral program: 10 Tips

Dr. Danielle Swick and her colleague Dr. Joelle Powers wrote the following article offering practical tips on how to survive a doctoral program. Dr. Swick adds:

Completing a doctoral program can be a strenuous and difficult process. While there are numerous benefits gained from a doctoral program, there are also roadblocks that students may encounter that can inhibit progress. The following is an article I co-authored that outlines 10 practical tips on how to survive your doctoral program. My co-author and I believe these strategies greatly promoted our successful completion of a doctoral program and attainment of the degree.

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