Association of Black Social Workers Bursary


ABSW is a volunteer charitable organization consisting of Black Social Workers and Human Service Workers throughout the Province. ABSW was originally formed in Montreal in 1977 with a group starting in Nova Scotia in 1979 consisting of only four participants. Since then, ABSW was reactivated in 1987, and now has a growing membership. ABSW is connected to the National Association of Black Social Workers Inc., which was formed in 1968 where its' head office is in Washington, D.C.


This bursary is provided to assist full and part time African Canadian students who are attending the Dalhousie School of Social Work and who are studying towards a social work degree.

Funded by:

Association of Black Social Workers 

Application Procedure:

Submit your curriculum vitae, two letters of reference and a cover letter demonstrating the need for the bursary to:

Director, C/O Linda Power
School of Social Work
Dalhousie University
Suite 3201-1459 LeMarchant Street
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS   B3H 4R2 


October 15th annually.

Amount of Scholarship:

To Be Determined

Awarding Body:

The Association of Black Social Workers Selection Committee