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 for Field initiative has a direct impact on a student’s financial well-being, and it also benefits the communities throughout Illinois supported by students’ work.

The Fund for Field awards scholarships to qualified BSW currently in their internships and MSW students currently in the first semester of their internships.

Below is the application for the Fund for Field Awards. The application is closed . Please double check your application and the requirements. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact:

Advancement Coordinator
Amy Frederick
217-244-1064
aeweber2@illinois.edu

Fund for Field Award Information and Requirements

 Eligibility CriteriaSelection CriteriaRequired Documents
MSWStudent is currently participating in the first semester of their 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.A current resume and a 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement that describes your financial need, as well as how you have demonstrated your commitment to the field of social work
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.A current resume and a 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement that describes your financial need, as well as how you have demonstrated your commitment to the field of social work