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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

Helen Walsh Soderstrom Scholarship

College of Social Work For a student in the MSW program, full or part-time with demonstrated financial need. Applicants will be evaluated based on classroom and field work. Awards will support student(s) whose intent is to work in a public institution, and/or with families and children.

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.

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.

AAC’s Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program

In an effort to help those who are helping others, AAC is excited to offer 3 scholarships for those studying in the fields of behavioral health, counseling, psychology, social work, nursing or related sciences. With facilities across the United States, AAC provides comprehensive, compassionate treatment for those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction along with co–occurring mental/behavioral health issues. Our CARF–accredited treatment facilities support individualized treatment plans with research–based therapies and well–appointed amenities. AAC established these scholarship awards to provide financial assistance to college and graduate students pursuing careers in behavioral health and addiction–related studies. Students eligible for scholarships are those enrolled or will be enrolled in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/ family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Eligibility High school graduate as of Summer Open to full or part-time undergraduate or college graduate students Must be entering or enrolled in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/ family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Requirements Essay (800 words max.) – Why are you interested in pursuing a career in behavioral sciences?

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

Forensic Mental Health Association of California Scholarship

College/Department: General - Nursing, Social Work, Psychology and Criminal Justice Award is for a graduate student, majoring in nursing, social work, psychology, or majors related to criminal justice, who has shown a demonstrated interest in the field of forensic mental health and has a commitment to employment in an associated area of forensics.

Marion T. Burr Scholarship

Native American students enrolled full-time in college or seminary who are pursuing a career in human services are eligible for this scholarship. National Ministries Ministries of Financial Aid and Continuing Education National Ministries administers an American Baptist Financial Aid Program that supports college students, seminarians, and ministerial leaders with grants and scholarships. Request application forms for the scholarships and grants listed below from the Financial Aid Office, National Ministries, American Baptist Churches USA, P.O. Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851 (phone 1-800-ABC-3USA, ext. 2067; Fax 610-768-2453). Please specify which scholarship or grant you wish to apply for.

Randy Wayne Ahuna Scholarship

 Minimum GPA 3.0  Major in social work, social sciences or the ministry  Demonstrate financial need  Preference given to applicants not residing on O`ahu  Two letters of recommendation; one from a teacher and one from a community or religious organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community  Essay describing your reasons for pursuing a degree in social work, social sciences or ministry vocation and how you have already applied these character traits into your own life: faith, friendship, sense of humor, sincerity and willingness to assist others with time, talent and servant’s heart.  Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Applications are open to the general public. However, it is the policy of the Pauahi Foundation to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

Social Work Scholarship

For gay, lesbian or transgender students enrolled or admitted to a Council on Social Work Education baccalaureate or masters program in social work. Students in a doctoral program in Social Work can also apply. Preference given to students of color.

The JFGD Jewish Communal Service Studies Scholarship

Established by the Federation Board of Directors. Scholarships are available for graduate students pursuing a degree in Jewish Communal Service (other than the rabbinate or cantorate). Financial need (35%), academic merit (40%) and Jewish involvement (25%) will be considered. One scholarship will be awarded. Candidates must be enrolled in or applying for full-time graduate degree program or certification program in Jewish Communal Service, or a related graduate program such as social work, public administration, etc. at an accredited college or university. The program must include a supervised internship in a Jewish communal setting. Award Amount: $950.00 Education level: Jewish Graduate students GPA: 3.0 Test Scores: GRE v 540 q 640 a 600 or GMAT v 32 q 35 or equivalent Area of study: Jewish Communal Service Areas of involvement: Jewish studies, camps, trips, retreats and organizations. Community/civic activities. School-related activities. Giving primarily in Texas.

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