BSW Awards

BSW School of Social Work Awards

The recipients of each award will be determined by the Financial Aid Committee based on a review of applications submitted by students. The deadline for applying for each award is Friday, February 24, 2017 by 5:00 PM.  The Committee will review all applications and the announcements of the award winners will be made shortly thereafter. Following is a brief description of the awards, their requirements and amount, and the procedures for applying.

Make sure to double check that your application includes all the necessary components. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Students may apply for more than one award. When applying for multiple awards, you need only attach one personal statement and one resume along with your application.

BSW Award Description and Requirements

AwardRequirementsAmountApplication
Gary Shaffer BSW Memorial AwardAwarded to a full-time BSW student committed to social work.$500Submit an updated resume and a 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement.
John K. Gibson Award in Social WorkAwarded to a full-time BSW student who has demonstrated commitment to any of the following: social justice, restorative justice, civil rights, and/or experience working with marginalized persons.$500Submit an updated resume, a 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement, and at least one letter of support from a person familiar with your interests and experience, including faculty and staff of the School, and social work professionals.
Mark P. Hale AwardAwarded to an outstanding BSW student who demonstrates potential for making a significant contribution to the profession of social work.$325N/A. The student is faculty nominated.
Patricia L. Morey AwardAwarded to a BSW student who has a demonstrated interest in working with survivors of interpersonal violence, through advocacy, counseling, or education. This may be demonstrated through leadership, research, class work, or work experience. TBASubmit an updated resume and a 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement.
School of Social Work Alumni Association AwardAwarded to a full-time BSW student who has received no other financial support.. This award is made possible by the work of the School of Social Work Alumni Association.$500Submit an updated resume and a 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement.
Susan & Michael Haney Social Work AwardAwarded to a part- or full-time BSW student in their junior or senior year who meets the following criteria: academic achievement, financial need, volunteer service, leadership, work history, and passion for social justice. TBASubmit an updated resume and a 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement.