2014 Scholarship Recipients

2014 BSW Scholarship Recipient

Stephanie Rodriguez is set to graduate from Delaware State University (DSU) in May of 2014 with her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree. Stephanie transferred to DSU from Delaware Technical Community College where she obtained Associate Degrees in Human Services and Alcohol Counseling with honors. At DSU Stephanie continued to excel academically, achieving a 4.0 Cumulative-GPA and receiving high recommendations from her professors.

Ms. Rodriguez has participated in volunteer activities as well as completed a 200 hour internship under Maggie Liester, CADC, LCPP, CPS for her Drug and Alcohol Certification. As a result of her many volunteer hours, Contact Lifeline recognized Stephanie’s leadership ability by asking her to facilitate trainings for incoming staff, volunteers and interns for the Sexual Assault Specialist program. To date, Stephanie has provided three 40 hour trainings over the past year and a half. In the fall of 2013 she began her field placement with People’s Place in the domestic violence shelter for women and children.

In December 2013, Stephanie was selected as the BSW representative to the NASW-Delaware Board of Directors.

As a result of her exemplary academic achievement and leadership skills at Delaware State University, NASW-DE is pleased to select Ms. Stephanie Rodriguez as one of the two recipients of the Chapter’s annual scholarship in the 2014 program year.


2014 MSW Scholarship Recipient

Jennifer Daniels started her pursuit of working in the social services field at the University of Delaware. She eventually transferred to Goldey-Beacom College to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Ms. Daniels was distinguished with the Academic Achievement Award as she graduated from Goldey- Beacom College with a 3.93 GPA. Ms. Daniels furthered her academic career and is currently a 1st year Master of Social Work student at Delaware State University. As a full-time student, she will graduate in May of 2015.

Ms. Daniels currently works as an intern at the University of Delaware in the Faculty Staff Assistance Program. There, she is able to provide mental health and counseling services to the employees and staff of the University of Delaware. She assists in creating and co-facilitating various support groups that are accessible to the university’s employees. Ms. Daniels is an eager learner and worker who serves with enthusiasm and compassion when providing services to the University of Delaware community. Ms. Daniels currently interns under Ms. Linda Everrado-Spotts, MSW, who also obtained her Master of Social Work from Delaware State University.

In December of 2013, Ms. Daniels was delegated the position of MSW Graduate Representative for the Delaware NASW Board of Directors. Ms. Daniels received the 2014 NASW Delaware Chapter Scholarship for her outstanding academic excellence and leadership skills.