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.