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What is the Amy Watkins Scholarship?

The Amy Watkins Scholarship was established in 1999 by Amy’s fellow Community Organizing students at the Hunter College School of Social Work.  While Amy’s death is the kind of tragedy we can never make sense of, as organizers, we knew we had to do something.  We decided to put memory into action.

The Scholarship was created as a tribute to Amy’s life and to the ideas she dedicated herself to as a social worker.

Each year, the Amy Watkins Scholarship helps make it possible  for a student in financial need to realize her/his own commitment to social justice through a Master’s degree in Social Work and Community Organizing.

Over the last ten years the Scholarship Committee has awarded ten (10) partial scholarships to incoming community organizing students at Hunter School of Social Work.  We feel pride and inspiration as we watch our recipients continue to grow and develop into strong leaders and agents of hope and justice.

Our goal is to award full scholarships to students in financial need each year.  We invite you to join in our fundraising efforts to make this a reality.  To donate, click here.

Check out our Amy Watkins Scholarship Newsletter

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