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Quick Facts

  • 6 - Number of graduate programs in the college ranked in the top 100 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report in March 2016
  • Fall 2015 - Launch of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice
  • Spring 2016 - Launch of the completely online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program
  • 2015-16 - Academic year in which the college recognized 25 years since its founding in 1990-91
  • > 1,700 - Number of children and adults with speech, language and hearing problems served by the Communication Disorders Clinic

Social Work

Scholarships that appear on this page are specific to the School of Social Work. Visit the collegewide page to view more scholarships.

CHARLOTTE WILLIS MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student in the School of Social Work
  • Must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA and an average 3.2 GPA in social work course work
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Preference shall be given to applicants who focus on aging, dementia or Alzheimer's 

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • GPS Report (Graduate)
  • Resume

Award: $500

 

CHERYL EVANS GREEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in the School of Social Work
  • Must have a minimum overall 2.5 GPA
  • Preference shall be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Preference shall be given to applicants who show evidence of caring, mentoring and involvement in community service to others
  • Must provide a brief essay (one page, double-spaced, 12-point font) on involvement in clubs, organizations, volunteer leadership positions and community service

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit (Undergraduate) or GPS Report (Graduate)
  • Resume
  • Essay

Award: $500

JUDITH G. THAMES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in social work
  • Must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA
  • Must provide a brief essay (one page, double spaced, 12 point font) on involvement in clubs, organizations, volunteer leadership positions and community service

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit (Undergraduate) or GPS Report (Graduate)
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: 3 awards at $1,000 each

LIGHT THE WAY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student in the College of Nursing or majoring in social work in the College of Health and Public Affairs
  • Must be enrolled as a junior or senior
  • Must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Must provide a brief essay (not to exceed 2 pages) on how planning to help "light the way" for others as progressing through life
  • Preference, in order of priority, is given to:

    - A student who, based on the selection committee's evaluation of the essay and knowledge of the candidate, best exemplifies the practice of Lighting the Way for others through selfless service

    - A student who is involved with community outreach in underserved populations

    - A first-generation student

    - A student with a disability

 Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit (Undergraduate) or GPS Report (Graduate)
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: $1,000 (Awarded annually and paid on a semester basis for a maximum of four semesters)

 

MARLENE RICHMOND MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in social work
  • Must be at least a junior
  • Must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA
  • Preference shall be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Must provide a brief essay (one page, double spaced, 12 point font) describing how the scholarship will aid in the achievement of personal and professional goals

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit (Undergraduate) or GPS Report (Graduate)
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: $500

PATRICIA T. BARNES MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in the School of Social Work
  • Must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA
  • Preference will be given to applicants specializing in Alzheimer's or Dementia
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have taken at least one course in the Aging Studies Certificate or Minor programs
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Must provide a brief essay (one page, double spaced, 12 point font) outlining career and educational goals

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit or GPS Report
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: $500


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