Maya Williams Refugees of Central Texas
Maya Williams

Master’s student Maya Williams is one of two recipients of the 2016–2017 Carl A. Scott Book Scholarship.

This award was established by the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Board of Directors in recognition of Carl A. Scott’s contributions to CSWE and the social work profession, and to continue his legacy of equity and social justice in social work through building knowledge and furthering the well being of individuals and their communities.

Williams did her field internship at Refugee Services of Texas, where she assisted clients with their applications to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Medicaid. Next spring, for her final field experience, Williams will intern at the Activist Lab of Boston University’s School of Public Health.

Williams’s primary interests in social work include community engagement, education, mass incarceration, and serving African American and Latino clients. She hopes to obtain a PhD in social work and become the director of a nonprofit organization.

Before enrolling at the UT Austin School of Social Work, Williams volunteered in the Dominican Republic, where she worked in an orphanage of abandoned children as a Spanish and Mathematics tutor, mentor, and event coordinator.