The Houston Tyler Rothschild Scholarship

The APOSW Board of Directors is happy to announce that we will be offering the Houston Tyler Rothschild Scholarship for our 2021 virtual conference. The HTR grant will be awarded based on financial need with preference to applicants who are first-time conference attendees and those members who have demonstrated a commitment to the pediatric oncology social work field and APOSW as evidenced in the application, CV or resume, and letter of support from their institution. Individuals must be full members or student members of APOSW at the time of application. The HTR fund recognizes new social worker’s commitment to their development of skills and professional growth in the field of pediatric oncology; therefore, a limited number of grants will be awarded to new members each year.

Applications are currently being accepted for the HTR Scholarship! Download application

Application deadline March 14, 2022

About the Houston Tyler Rothschild Scholarship
Joyce Rothschild established the Houston Tyler Rothschild Scholarship in honor of her four-year-old grandson, Houston who died of Neuroblastoma in 1986.

After Houston’s death Joyce decided to finish the college degree she started at Penn State in 1949. She completed an internship with Lynda Walker LCSW, who had been Houston’s social worker. Through Lynda, Joyce learned about APOSW. She attended her first conference as a “friend of APOSW” in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1989. There she learned that many social workers are not able to attend the conference due to lack of funding. She established the Houston Tyler Rothschild Scholarship Fund to help social workers attend our annual conference. Joyce was recognized as an honorary member of APOSW in 1994 at the APOSW Conference in Santa Fe.

The scholarship continues to provide support for social workers to attend our annual conference. The amount of money in the fund determines the number of scholarships awarded each year. Forty- five social workers have received the scholarship since 2005. The silent auction and raffle at the conference are the primary source of funding for scholarship. Frequently conference presenters also donate their honorariums. Members have an opportunity to donate to the scholarship when they renew their membership each year. To make a donation by check, email

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