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Harriet Bloomfield Scholarship – Application Deadline: April 13, 2019



About the Scholarship

One (1) $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a BSW or MSW student for the 2019-2020 academic year. The student must be an NASW member and have applied to or have been accepted into an accredited BSW or MSW program. Payment of the award will be contingent on the full admission of the candidate to the program, and a check will be written by NASW to the school.

Scholarship applications and essays must be received by the NASW-NJ office no later than midnight on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The scholarship will be awarded by the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship winner must be available for an interview, and the winning essay may be published in NASW-NJ FOCUS newsletter. 


About Harriet Bloomfield

The Harriet Bloomfield Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to the memory of a pioneer in Social Work. 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 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.

Harriet earned a bachelor of arts in Social Studies from Montclair State College in 1943, a master of arts in social work from Columbia University in 1950 and a supervisor’s certificate from Kean College in 1976.  She was a Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics from 1952 to 1953.

Scholarship Details:

Amount of award:  $1000

Number of awards:  1

Award period: 2019-2020 academic year.

Student must have applied and been accepted into an accredited BSW or MSW program prior to application.


  • Applicant must be a member of NASW-NJ in good standing
  • Complete online application form available HERE
  • Biographical essay that addresses career goals and interests
  • Two letters of support from professional references. (Can be professors, groups with whom candidate has worked/volunteered with, etc.)
  • Copy of transcript from most recent academic program. 


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