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 16, 2018 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. 

BSW Award Description and Requirements

AwardRequirementsAmountApplications
Gary Shaffer BSW Memorial AwardAwarded to a full-time BSW student committed to social work. Preference may be given to students with an interest in school social work or public child welfare.TBA
Jennifer Lynn Fry Memorial BSW Award
Awarded to a full-time BSW student who has a demonstrated commitment in working with people who are survivors of sexual crimes by means of advocacy, leadership, experience, research, or career plans.TBA
John K. Gibson Award in Social Work
Awarded 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.
**this award requires a letter of support from a person familiar with your interests and experience including, but not limited to, faculty and staff of the School, and social work professionals
TBA
Mark P. Hale Award (nominated by faculty member)Awarded to an outstanding BSW student who demonstrates potential for making a significant contribution to the profession of social work.TBAn/a
Patricia L Morey Award
Awarded 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. TBA
Susan & Michael Haney Social Work Award
Awarded 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. TBA