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The Lara Sobel Scholarship

Lara Sobel

Lara Sobel was a Vermont Department for Children and Families social worker killed outside of her office in 2015.

NASW-VT Chapter The Lara Sobel Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a rising junior Vermont BSW student who reflects Lara’s ability to:

  • seek out the good no matter how overwhelming and negative the circumstances
  • never allow the misfortune of individuals or their level of despair to become routine or acceptable
  • strengthen the cause of child welfare, social justice, and health and wellness of child welfare staff

The scholarship consists of a $1,000 award, free membership to NASW-VT, free admission to all NASW-VT events, including the annual conference for the scholarship year, and the appointment of a mentor for one year.

Interested applicants, please email naswvt@naswvt.org. Students will be asked to fill out an application, write an essay about how they fit the scholarship criteria listed above, submit a recommendation from a social work professor. Finalists will be asked to participate in an interview.

How To Donate to The Lara Sobel Scholarship


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To make a gift by check, contact the NASW-VT office at 802-223-1713.