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 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.

The application is currently closed. Please double check your application and the requirements. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

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

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

Sherrie Faulkner
BSW Field Education Director
(217) 244-9649
sfaulkne@illinois.edu

Fund for Field Award Information and Requirements

 Eligibility CriteriaSelection CriteriaRequired Documents
MSWStudent is currently participating in the first semester of their internship.Students must meet all eligibility criteria and demonstrate how this award will support/impact your internship experience. 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 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement that describes how this award will support/impact your internship experience, 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.Students meet all eligibility criteria and demonstrate how this award will support/impact your internship experience. This is a competitive selection process. Not all who meet eligibility requirements will receive an award.A 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement that describes how this award will support/impact your internship experience, as well as how you have demonstrated your commitment to the field of social work.