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Social Work Scholarships

Here are some of the Social Work scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)

Eligible Applicants You are eligible to apply for this scholarship at a school that participates in the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program if you are From a disadvantaged background as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: An individual from a disadvantaged background is defined as one who comes from an environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skill, and abilities required to enroll in and graduate from a health professions school, or from a program providing education or training in an allied health profession; or comes from a family with an annual income below a level based on low income thresholds according to family size published by the U.S. Bureau of Census, adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index, and adjusted by the Secretary, HHS, for use in health professions and nursing programs. A citizen, national, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico or the Marianas Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the American Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated State of Micronesia. Eligible Disciplines Under this program, funds are awarded to accredited schools of medicine osteopathic medicine dentistry optometry pharmacy podiatric medicine veterinary medicine nursing (associate, diploma, baccalaureate and graduate degree) public health chiropractic allied health (baccalaureate or graduate degree programs of dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, radiologic technology, speech pathology, audiology, and registered dietitians) graduate programs in behavioral and mental health practice (includes clinical psychology, clinical social work, professional counseling, or marriage and family therapy) programs providing training of physician assistants

AFSCME Scholarship

To be eligible you must: Be a college sophomore or junior during the application and interview process. Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Be a college student of color, including: African American, American Indian/ Alaskan Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, Latino/a. Demonstrate interest in working for social and economic justice through the labor movement. Have a valid driver’s license. Reference Letter You Will Receive: 10-week summer field placement to participate in a union organizing campaign in one of several locations across the United States. A stipend of up to $4,000 for the summer. On-site housing at your location. A week-long orientation and training. An academic scholarship of up to $6,300 for the school year, based on successful performance.

Jerry Voorhis Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: Open to: Cal Poly Pomona Students Class standing: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Teacher Credential Major: See Other criteria Minimum GPA: 3.00 Unit load requirement: Full-Time (undergraduate 12 units, graduate 8 units) Required activities or participation: None Limited to students with calculated financial need: Yes Other criteria: Preference given to student(s) enrolled in human services, behavioral science, humanities, social science, social work, teaching, medical services, or counseling. Award varies from $450 to $1000.

The Sono Osato Scholarship Fund for Graduate Studies

We will be offering a limited number of competitive scholarships based on academic merit and financial need for current and former dancers who have received the maximum amount from the Caroline H. Newhouse Scholarship Fund and are pursuing graduate degrees in fields other than performance dance. The Osato Scholarship will be limited to a one-time grant of up to $5,000 to any one individual, paying for tuition and fees only. It is anticipated that the endowment will generate funds sufficient to award a grant to a minimum of two applicants annually. Award checks will be made out to the institution. Awards will not be granted retroactively (e.g. not be used to reimburse dancers for tuition already paid, for loans or other credit debt.) To be eligible to apply for a Sono Osato Scholarship applicants must: Have received the maximum allowed amount from the Newhouse Scholarship Fund. Have achieved a minimum 3.5 GPA for an undergraduate or graduate degree, or recent pre-requisite coursework. Be studying or planning to study at the graduate level for a degree in one of the approved areas, such as professional degrees (law and medicine), the medical arts (nursing, physicians assistant, physical therapy, etc.), the helping professions (social work, counseling, psychology, creative arts therapies, etc.), physical and social sciences, education, business and the humanities. Previous recipients of a Gasparinetti Scholarship award are not eligible to apply for an Osato Scholarship.

Camp Roy-El Scholarship Endowment

Available to college-level juniors and seniors currently completing undergraduate degrees at Michigan-based colleges and universities. Applicants must be pursuing a profession dedicated to working with persons with disabilities and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. Possible fields may include allied health, nursing, medicine, occupational therapy and physical therapy or students in social work and special education. Previous applicants are eligible to apply.

Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program (LARP)

Who may apply: Maryland residents who provide public service in Maryland State or local government or nonprofit agencies in Maryland to low income or underserved residents.How to apply: Complete and file a LARP General application. Third-year law students must file a Pre-Graduation Law Application and LARP General application.When to apply: LARP General applications become available in June. The application deadline is September 30. Pre-Graduation Law Applications become available in September of your third year of law school. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTSYou must have earned a degree from a college in Maryland, or from any law school, or a resident teacher certificate from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). You must be employed full-time (35+ hours per week) in state or local government or in a nonprofit organization in Maryland. Your employer must help low income, underserved residents or underserved areas in the state. You must have educational loans from a university, government, or commercial source that you used to pay college expenses. You may not be in default on a loan. Your annual gross salary cannot exceed $60,000. If married, your annual gross salary cannot exceed $60,000, and your combined salaries cannot exceed $130,000. If employed as a nurse faculty member, your annual gross salary cannot exceed $75,000. If married, your annual gross salary cannot exceed $75,000, and your combined salaries cannot exceed $160,000. This is a service-based program. Prior service obligations from other State of Maryland scholarships must be completed by July 1. One position cannot fulfill two service obligations simultaneously.PRE-GRADUATION LAW STUDENT REQUIREMENTSYou must be a law student attending University of Maryland, Baltimore or University of Baltimore and in your third and final year of school. You must submit a Pre-Graduation Law Application before graduation in May, together with verification of an employment offer. You must submit a LARP General application by September 30 and meet all eligibility requirements listed above.

The Ben and Dorothy Lewis Scholarship

Established by the Federation Board of Directors in memory of Ben and Dorothy Lewis, two outstanding leaders of the Jewish community. Scholarships are available for Jewish students pursuing a career as a Jewish community professional (rabbinate, Jewish teacher, community worker, etc). Financial need and academic merit will both be considered. One $400.00 scholarship will be awarded. Education level: Jewish undergraduate and graduate students GPA: 3.0 Undergraduate Test Scores: SAT 1000 or ACT 24 Graduate Test Scores: GRE v 540 q 640 a 600 or GMAT v 32 q 35 or equivalent Area of study: Jewish Community Professional Areas of involvement: Jewish studies, camps, trips, retreats and organizations. Community/civic activities. School-related activities. Hours enrolled/semester: 12/undergraduate, 9/graduate. Giving primarily in Texas.

Derivative Duo Scholarship

For residents of Washington studying mental health or human services.

Angelina Aliberti Ruggie and Lawrence L. Ruggie Endowed Scholarship

Applicants must be satisfactorily pursuing a course of study in the humanities, including law and the field of social work, but excluding military sciences. Scholarships are awarded on a rotational basis to all 23 campuses. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded, one each from the following campuses: CSU San Marcos and Sonoma State University. Applications are available in the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office in January of each year.

Margaret Schumb Memorial Scholarship

College of Social Work - Urban & Regional Planning For urban & regional planning majors, based on recommendations from department; prefer most promising graduate student.

Helen S. Hansen M.S.W. Scholarship Fund

College of Social Work For graduate students in the College of Social Work. Preference to students who have demonstrated a need for financial aid.

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