Scholarships available to Social Work students

(There are a limited number of awards. Applicants may apply for up to two scholarships but, if awarded, receive only one.)

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Download the scholarship application to apply for 2017-2018 scholarships. The deadline is April 15, 2017 for all but the Advocacy Scholars program which is January 10, 2017. The scholarships are awarded in the fall of each year.

The following scholarships are made possible through special endowments to the School of Social Work, open to undergraduate, master and doctoral students.

  • Gordon & Gladys Aldridge Memorial Fellowship
    Open to MSW and PhD candidates to achieve educational and professional goals.
  • Dr. Mary Bremer Barron Scholarship
    Open to students enrolled in the Flint MSW program.
  • Future Leaders Endowed Scholarship in SW
    Open to students enrolled in the MSW program.
  • Richard D. Gardner Memorial Scholarship
    Open to students enrolled in the MSW program with at least a 3.0 gpa with a preference to those interested in the area of substance abuse.
  • Henry-Lane Scholarship
    Open to PhD candidates.
  • Robert Little Scholarship
    Open to students enrolled in the MSW program with an interest in child welfare and preference for kinship care.
  • Janet Sisson Tift Scholarship
    Open to BASW or MSW students pursuing an MSW Advanced Standing accelerated degree.
  • Marcella Gast Schalon Scholarship
    Open to undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Social Work with a preference for students in good academic standing and from Berrien County.

The following scholarships are made possible through special endowments and grants to the School of Social Work for master students in specialized placements.

  • Advocacy Scholars Program
    Open to MSW students accepted to the Advocacy Scholars Program. (Note deadline to apply is January 10, 2017.)
  • Chance at Childhood Scholarship
    Open to MSW students with placements at Chance at Childhood.
  • Levande Scholarship
    Open to MSW students with placements working with older adults.
  • HEALS Scholarship
    Open to those in the HEALS Certificate Program; applications go directly to Dr. Marcia Lampen.