Fund for Field

In 2011, the School of Social Work launched the Fund for Field initiative to support students during their internship, a critical phase of their education. The School of Social Work invited alumni and friends to invest in the future of the social work profession.

Students are eligible to apply for the Fund for Field Award the semester prior to beginning their internship. This is a competitive award, and students who are selected to receive this award will have it directly applied to their financial package prior to the awarding of Financial Aid funds, thus helping to reduce educational debt.

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If you have questions about Fund for Field, please contact:

Mary Maurer
MSW Field Education Director
(217) 244-7230
maurer@illinois.edu

Fund for Field Award Information and Requirements

 Eligibility CriteriaSelection CriteriaRequired Documents
MSWStudent will be entering field the following semester.Students must fill out the Fund for Field application and submit it with supporting documents by the deadline. This is a competitive selection process. Not all who meet eligibility requirements will receive an award. In order to be eligible to be considered for this award, students must submit the Fund for Field application, as well as a 500 to 1000 word, double-spaced statement that describes how you plan to make an impact with your social work degree upon graduation.
BSWStudent is currently in SOCW 461 and will be entering field the following semester.Students must fill out the Fund for Field application and submit it with supporting documents by the deadline. This is a competitive selection process. Not all who meet eligibility requirements will receive an award. In order to be eligible to be considered for this award, students must submit the Fund for Field application, as well as a 500 to 1000 word, double-spaced statement that describes how you plan to make an impact with your social work degree upon graduation.