Fund for Field

In 2011, the School of Social Work launched the  Fund for Field initiative to support students and the agencies and clients they serve during their internship, a critical phase of their education. The School of Social Work invited alumni and friends, to invest in the future of social services in Illinois.  The fund creates opportunities for agency partners and individuals to provide students with a scholarship during their internship.

There are awards available for both BSW and MSW students and the amounts are to be determined. The recipients of each of these awards 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 at 5:00 PM.  Following is a brief description of the award, its 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. 

Applications close at 5:00pm on February 24, 2017. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact:

Advancement Coordinator
Amy Frederick
aeweber2@illinois.edu

Fund for Field Award Information and Requirements

 Eligibility CriteriaSelection CriteriaRequired Documents
MSWStudent is currently participating in an internship, is not receiving a stipend from his/her internship or any other type of payment (this includes returning for employment), and has a GPA of 3.33 or higher.Students must meet all eligibility criteria and demonstrate a need for financial funding. Students completing two semester internships will be given priority. This is a competitive selection process. Not all who meet eligibility requirements will receive an award.Submit an updated resume and a 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement justifying financial need.
BSWStudent is currently participating in an internship and is enrolled in SOCW 470, is not receiving a stipend from his/her internship or any other type of payment (this includes returning for employment), and has a GPA of 3.0 or higher.Students meet all eligibility criteria and demonstrate a need for financial funding. This is a competitive selection process. Not all who meet eligibility requirements will receive an award.Submit an updated resume and a 1-2 page personal statement justifying financial need.