Two SSSW students awarded Latino Social Work Coalition Scholarships

untitled_hdr2_webThe Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (SSSW) warmly congratulates Stephanie Ruiz and Lucille Sandoval, who have both received the prestigious and impactful Latino Social Work Coalition Scholarship for 2016-17. Administered by the National Association of Social Workers-NYC Chapter and the Puerto Rican Families Institute, Inc., LSWC Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding Latinx MSW students with financial need based in metro New York.

Stephanie Ruiz is a first-year Community Organizing, Planning & Development (COP&D) student in the two-year full-time MSW program. She plans to work with Latinx families in the areas of education and mental health, particularly helping Latinx parents to participate in their children’s education.

Lucille Sandoval is a second-year Clinical Practice student in the two-year full-time MSW program, who also won the LSWC Scholarship in 2015-16. Lucille intends to help decrease the number of Latinas in abusive households by increasing awareness and educating Latinas about services that can help them leave abusive homes.

Silberman congratulates Stephanie and Lucille on their achievement.