Recent Graduate of JSU Social Work BSW Program Awarded the NASW Alabama Torchbearer Scholarship

Jacy SmithMs. Jacy Smith graduated with her BSW from JSU in August 2015.  She is a member of NASW, Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society, and Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society.

The Torchbearer Scholarships are competitive scholarships based on academic excellence, a written essay and application, and commitment to excellence in social work’s values and skills, recognizing the legacy of Alabama’s Social Work Pioneers over the last century in developing leadership within the profession and doing life-changing work to enhance individuals and communities.  The National Association of Social Workers is the largest professional organization in the nation and the world  devoted to social work practice. Developed in 2013 by the chapter Board of Directors in conjunction with the national organization, the NASW Alabama Torchbearer Scholarships recognize one MSW student and one BSW student attending accredited social work programs within Alabama to encourage their ongoing professional development. The BSW scholarship is the first of its kind in the nation by a chapter to support undergraduate social work students pursue their careers.  "

Provided by: Nancy Francisco Stewart, PhD