ASSOCIATION OF HEALTHCARE SOCIAL WORKERS, METRO DC, INC

(Formerly SOCIETY FOR SOCIAL WORK LEADERSHIP IN HEALTHCARE--Greater WDC Chapter)

TRACIE R. HARRIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Tracie Renee Harris was born in Baltimore, MD, the oldest child of a career military officer. She was educated in Europe and the United States, attending Howard University where she received a Bachelors degree in Political Science and an MSW in Social Work. Her 25-year social work career was officially recognized at Medstar Washington Hospital Center. At one time she was also an officer of the National Association of Social Workers.

    

In addition to her passion for social work, Tracie loved to travel (U.S., Europe, Africa, Canada and the Caribbean), read, plan and participate in various activities with friends, and was active in her neighborhood civic organization in Burtonsville, MD. Of special mention is her love for her family, especially her niece and nephews. She put all of herself into all she did—unselfishly and caringly. She lived her life to the fullest.

Tracie was a long-time member of the DC Chapter of the Society of Social Work Leadership in Healthcare. At the time of her death on May 8, 2008, she was our chapter Vice President. Tracie worked hard to tell others about the Society and encouraged them to attend our meetings and conferences. As was her style, she was always in the forefront of assuring everyone had fun while working and learning. It was almost impossible to be around Tracie without smiling.

In Tracie’s memory—and spirit—the DC Chapter of the Society of Social Work Leadership in Healthcare has established a scholarship for our annual Retreat at the Beach.

 

SCHOLARSHIP INCLUDES:    

●Conference Registration for the Retreat at the Beach (October 25, 26 & 27, 2019)

●Two Nights at the Dunes Manor Hotel, Ocean City, MD

●$50 Gasoline Card

 

APPLICATION CRITERIA:

●Must have an MSW or be a student in an accredited MSW program

●Must work in a medical setting or have a current field placement in a medical setting

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

●In keeping with the fun and exuberant spirit of Tracie, concisely describe what medical social work means to you, why you have a passion for your work and how your work and enthusiasm can be shared with new social workers. You may use any format (ie: essay, poem, haiku, song, etc). All are encouraged to apply, especially those who are new to the profession.

●Email your application to foxna@holycrosshealth.org by September 25, 2019

●In subject line, write Scholarship Application

●Colleagues may nominate a co-worker or peer that displays energy and a passion for healthcare social work. In such cases, nominator AND Nominee must separately complete the demographic portion of the application form.

●If no applications are received one month prior to conference, a name will be picked from a hat of all AHSWDC current members registered for this year’s conference.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE September 25, 2019

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER NOTIFICATION DATE:    October 5, 2019

Application:

●Email your application to foxna@holycrosshealth.org by September 25, 2019

    (Submissions  by email Only)

●In subject line, write Scholarship Application

Include in the email:

 

Part 1: Your name, Home Address, Business Address, Place of Employment, Position, Degree and Licensure, Number of Years in Social Work, If Applicable who you were Nominated by.

Part 2:

●In keeping with the fun and exuberant spirit of Tracie, concisely describe what medical social work means to you, why you have a passion for your work and how your work and enthusiasm can be shared with new social workers. You may use any format (ie: essay, poem, haiku, song, etc).

 

●Colleagues may nominate a co-worker or peer who displays energy and a passion for healthcare social work. Nominator AND Nominee must separately complete part one of application process