Carl A. Scott (1928-1986)

Scott3.jpgCarl Anderson Scott joined CSWE in 1968, a turbulent time in our country’s history, as a senior consultant on minority groups. Mr. Scott championed CSWE’s early efforts to promote human diversity in social work education by securing funding to recruit minority group students and faculty. With initial funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, Mr. Scott single-handedly developed CSWE’s minority fellowship programs, which are among CSWE’s most vibrant and highly regarded activities. Numerous former fellows now serve as deans, directors, and faculty members in schools and departments of social work.

In recognition of Mr. Scott’s ground-breaking contributions to both CSWE and the profession, the Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund was established to continue the legacy of equity and social justice in social work through building knowledge and furthering the well-being of individuals and their communities. The fund sponsors the Carl A. Scott Memorial Lecture that is given during the Annual Program Meeting and the Carl A. Scott Book Scholarship that is given annually.

About the photo: Carl Anderson Scott, left, meets with First Lady Rosalynn Carter, far right, and Hattie Bessent (American Nurses Assn) in August 1980 to discuss the mental health needs of underserved U.S. populations.