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

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.

Edith Schwab Memorial Scholarship

The Edith Schwab Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Edith Schwab, Deputy Director of the Legislative Research Commission. This scholarship provides a non-renewable award of at least $1,000 to a graduate student pursuing a degree and career in government service (i.e. public service). This includes, but is not limited to fields of study such as public administration, teaching, public health, or social work.

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.

McNeal, Dorothy N. Scholarship

Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: This scholarship targets students pursuing careers in the areas of community service. Donor/Sponsor Name: NBD Bank-Dorothy N. McNeal Trust

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.

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.

Byron and Bessie Wightman Memorial Scholarship

There will be two Scholarships for $1,500.00 each. These scholarships shall be $1,000.00 scholarships for the sophomore or junior year with an additional $500.00 to be available for said recipient in the following year, in the event the student has met the following criteria:Must have completed at least 30 hours of college without less than a 3.2 grade point average while attending any accredited four-year college within or outside the State of Nebraska.The scholarship shall be based upon both need and scholastic achievement, with factors to be considered as set forth below.At least one scholarship shall be awarded to a minority student.Preference shall be given to any student with (1) a demonstrated interest in teaching in Lexington's dual-language elementary program; (2) an interest in a career in public service with a demonstrated history of volunteerism; or (3) students who have received freshman Foundation ScholarshipsThe scholarship application deadline is June 30th each year and shall be awarded by July 20 for disbursement in the fall of that year and each subsequent year.Applications may be made after completion of freshman or sophomore year, the application to include the student's college transcript from all prior years, and to include at least two recommendations from college instructors that have had the student in class.Criterion and consideration shall be as follows:Scholarship 45%Need 40%Preference (1) above 10%Preference (2) above 5%Preference (3) above 5%

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.

Other Majors Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must demonstrate financial need•Must be studying a major that falls under the Other Majors Application

Associates in Behavioral Health Scholarship

For LGBTQ students pursuing graduate education in psychology, psychiatry, social work, or psychiatric nursing. Preference given to individuals with demonstrated financial needs and to those entering or already enrolled in an accredited graduate program.

Bill Bendiner and Doug Morgenson Scholarship

For students pursuing a career in human services, health sciences or visual arts.

Derivative Duo Scholarship

For residents of Washington studying mental health or human services.

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