BIPOC Student Leadership Program 

Program Purpose:

To provide an opportunity for BIPOC social work students to become members of NASW-WI, learn leadership skills, have a mentor, and begin taking leadership roles within NASW-WI. To increase diversity in NASW-WI’s membership, up to ten BIPOC students will have their NASW membership paid for one year. NASW-WI is the state chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.


  • BSW or MSW BIPOC student at a Wisconsin CSWE-accredited social work program
  • Interest in NASW-WI
  • Motivation and interest in the social work field
  • Leadership experience or potential

Benefits of Being a Student Leader:

  • Develop leadership and communication skills by participating in a monthly virtual gathering with speakers and discussions on topics selected by the students.
  • Participation in a four-hour leadership training program.
  • Meet with a mentor provided by NASW-WI.
  • Learn about leadership opportunities within NASW-WI.
  • Participate in a minimum of three NASW-WI Committee meetings.
  • Participate in the annual state conference and other NASW-WI events for free or at a reduced rate.

Application Process: 

Send an application, resume, and two reference forms to NASW-WI Membership and Communications Coordinator Nadir Carlson at by December 15th, 2023. Scholarship recipients will be chosen in the new year.

Applications can be found below.  Please reach out to Nadir Carlson at if you have any questions.