Student Resource Guide
Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship
The 2023 Application Period is NOW OPEN.
Applications must be received by May 1, 2023 to be considered for the 2023-24 School Year.
Are you a social work student in either a BSW or MSW program? Did you know that student members have an exclusive opportunity to apply for the Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship? You do—read on to learn more about this exclusive opportunity.
About the Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship:
The Harriet Bloomfield Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to the memory of Social Worker Harriet Bloomfield. Harriet was a charter member of NASW. She worked for the Elizabeth Board of Education before retiring in 1984. She served as director of social services at Bonnie Brae Farm for Boys, Millington from 1956 to 1960 and was with DYFS from 1944 to 1956. She taught at Kean College and Rutgers University and organized the Center for Infant Development and teen-parent program in conjunction with the Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work and the Elizabeth Board of Education.
Harriet served the New Jersey Chapter in a variety of positions. She was first vice-president, chair of the PACE committee, a delegate to the Delegate Assembly and a member of the annual conference committee. In 1989 the chapter honored her as Social Worker of the Year. She also served on the board of Jewish Family Services of Central New Jersey, the Mayor’s Advisory Committee for Community Development Funds in Elizabeth and the Clark Juvenile Conference Committee.
Each year, up to four scholarships (2 BSW students and 2 MSW students) will be awarded in honor of the legacy that Harriet built.
Be an NASW-NJ member in good standing (you’ll be required to submit your membership number in the application)
Enrolled in an accredited BSW or MSW program.
Complete the online application, including short essay
The 2023 Application Period is NOW OPEN. Applications must be received by May 31, 2023 to be considered for the 2023-24 School Year.