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School of Social Work Graduate Scholarships

Anita L. Hoffman Graduate Fellowship Fund in Social Work

This scholarship will provide fellowship awards to students pursuing a graduate degree in the School of Social Work.


Bettyann Dubansky Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship will provide awards to undergraduate (preference) or graduate (MSW) students in the School of Social Work; preference will be given to students with disabilities who are pursuing a Social Work career working with individuals with disabilities.


Charles and Wilba Cowger Peace Scholarship

Established by Charles Cowger, former faculty member and former director of the School of Social Work. Awarded to students enrolled in the Masters of Social Work Program. Recipients must have demonstrated commitment to peacemaking in all aspects of life from interpersonal to international and invested in developing and maintaining alternatives to violence in civil society in the 21st Century.


Dr. Colleen Galambos Scholarship Fund

This scholarship will provide assistance to single mothers who are pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degrees in the School of Social Work.


Eleanor J. and John W. Watt Scholarship for Social Work

This scholarship provides for one or more annual awards to a gay or lesbian student in the Social Work doctoral program who is interested in conducting research on gay/lesbian issues. If there are no gay or lesbian students in the doctoral program, the award shall be given to a gay or lesbian student in the masters program.


Elizabeth M. Hiestand Scholarship in Social Work

One or more annual scholarship awards shall be made to graduate students enrolled in the School of Social Work in the College of Human Environmental Sciences. Preference shall be given to students with an interest in health care and behavioral health.


Francis Johnson Memorial Scholarship in Social Work

Established by Betty Simon and Chris Simon in memory of mother and grandmother, Francis Shields Johnson. This is awarded to graduate students in social work with preference given to non-traditional students who have shown dedication to working with children and helping families.


Jane Bierdeman Fike Doctoral Fellowship in Social Work

Awards are for graduate students in the School of Social Work. Preference is given to doctoral students whose research focuses on public mental health services for the chronically mentally ill and/or mentally ill offenders.


Joanne Mermelstein Scholarship in Social Work

This fund will provide graduate scholarship awards to students in the School of Social Work.


Joseph and Judith Davenport Scholarship in Rural Social Work

Established by Dr. Davenport in honor of the School’s 75th anniversary of professional accreditation. Student shall be preferably from small towns (less than 20,000) or rural areas. This does not preclude students with an interest in practice, policy or research in rural area from receiving. Recipient shall exhibit academic excellence and shall be a motivated student.


Dr. Judith A. Davenport Millennium Scholarship Fund in Social Work

Established by Dr. Davenport’s husband, Joseph Davenport, and daughter, Jennifer Kemper, in honor of her eight years as director and continuing service to the School. Awarded to social work undergraduate or graduate students with an interest in mental health. Academic performance, community service, extracurricular activities, financial need and potential for significant contribution to the field of social work should be taken into consideration.


Mable Rumburg-Meites Endowment in Social Work

To fund one or more annual scholarship awards to be given to students enrolled in the School of Social Work. To fund seminars for students, faculty, and interested individuals. To fund travel assistance for current students to attend important social work conferences. To fund degree completing assistance for students that apply, but do not receive such funds from the College of Human Environmental Sciences.


Mariana Paull Johns Fellowship in Social Work

This fellowship is awarded to graduate students in the School of Social Work who have a demonstrated financial need. Preference shall be given to the non-traditional student.


Marilyn Maddux Enhancement Fund in Social Work

To provide support for the School of Social Work under the following terms and conditions: Approved expenditures from the fund shall include, but not be limited to, scholarship and/or student awards, lecture series, faculty awards, and general enhancement of the School of Social Work.


Marjorie Sable Scholarship in Public Health Social Work

Established by Marjorie Sable, Professor and Director of the School of Social Work. Awarded to social work students who demonstrate an interest in public health social work. This includes, but is not limited to, students who are enrolled in the dual MSW/MPH program, or who are enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Public Health, or who are doing their practicum in a public health setting.


Military Social Work Scholarship

One or more annual scholarship awards shall be given to graduate students pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work with an interest in the area of military social work. Preference shall be given to graduate students interested in obtaining the graduate Certificate in Military Social Work and/or doing their practicum in a setting that serves veterans, active military and their families. Selection of the recipient(s) and pertinent details, including number and amount of award(s) shall be made by the Director of the School of Social Work, or by a committee or persons authorized to act on behalf of the Chair. Give to Scholarship Fund


Military Social Work Scholarship in Honor of Joe and Fran Scallorns (renewable)

To be awarded annually and the recipient(s) will be formally recognized during the Awards and Honors Convocation held in the fall. The recipient(s) will be enrolled as a full time graduate student. The scholarship may be renewed. Selection of the recipient(s) and pertinent details, including number and amount of award(s) shall be made by the Director of the School of Social Work, or by a committee or persons authorized to act on behalf of the Chair.


Norman Gerald Barrier and Catherine Sherrill Broyhill Memorial Scholarship

One or more annual scholarship awards shall be given to students enrolled in the School of Social Work. Preference shall be given to students with interest in International studies.


Dr. Paul Sundet Scholarship for Policy Planning and Administration

Established by Dr. Sundet, a former faculty member and researcher for the School of Social Work. This award is for graduate students in Social Work with an interest in pursuing positions within Policy, Planning and Administration related to Social Welfare and Social Services.


Rintha Mary Carter Social Work Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a student majoring in Social Work.


Robert G Silvers Scholarship in Social Work

Preference shall be given to students with a demonstrated financial need.


Stemmons Family Scholarship in Social Work

Awarded to students pursuing a degree in social work and who have a demonstrated financial need.


Stanley G. and Sondra S. Remer Scholarship Fund

Established by the Remers to provide awards to students in the School of Social Work who exemplify the goals of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work in integrating Christian faith and professional social work. The donors may wish to be involved in the selection process of the candidates in the ranking of the final recipient.


Veterans United Scholarship

This fund will provide scholarship awards to students in the School of Social Work in the College of Human Environmental Sciences.


William Bryan Myers, II, Memorial Scholarship in Social Work

This scholarship is awarded to Social Work graduate students who have demonstrated unusual potential for the field of Social Work both through academic performance and who have demonstrated financial need.


NOTE: Requirements and deadlines may vary. For inquiries regarding particular scholarships on this page, please contact your director of graduate studies.

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