MSW Awards

MSW School of Social Work Awards

There are fourteen MSW student awards available for current MSW students. 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.

Students may apply for more than one award. When applying for multiple awards, you need only attach one copy of your application materials.

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

MSW Award Description and Requirements

AwardRequirementsAmountApplication
Adah Hopkins Aime AwardAwarded to a current MSW student who is balancing many obligations while attending graduate school, who is handling these obligations in a positive, professional manner, and for whom the award would assist them in meeting the educational demands of graduate school. A student may be nominated by a peer, faculty, and/or staff but cannot self-nominate. $1500N/A. Nominated by a peer, faculty, and/or staff.
Becca Nimmer Marcus AwardAwarded to a full-time MSW student who has identified the field of mental health as an area of professional interest and intends to practice in this area upon graduation. $1,200Submit an updated resume and a 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement.
Samuel and Ruth Blinick Memorial Award in GeriatricsAwarded to a full-time MSW student who plans to work with the elderly population upon graduation.$450Submit an updated resume and a 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement.
Downing Field Education AwardAwarded to a current MSW student participating in an unpaid internship and involved in community organizing or advocacy. $450Submit an updated resume and a 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement.
Educational Opportunity AwardAwarded to a full-time MSW student who is a member of a federally recognized Native American Indian tribe, African-American or Latino heritage. $2000Submit an updated resume and a 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement.
Janice M. Hartman Memorial AwardAwarded to female MSW students who have worked in the field and are returning to school. TBA.Submit an updated resume and a 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement.
John K. Gibson Award in Social WorkAwarded to a current MSW student who has demonstrated commitment to any of the following: social justice, restorative justice, civil rights, and/or experience working with marginalized persons.$500Submit an updated resume and a 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement. Applicants must also submit at least one letter of support from a person familiar with their interests and experience including, but not limited to, faculty and staff of the School, and social work professionals.
Marietta Stevenson AwardAwarded to a full-time MSW student who has a policy interest which is supported by demonstrating leader¬ship in class projects, student organizations, and/or community /internship experiences. $1300Submit an updated resume and a 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement.
Mark P. Hale AwardAwarded to one outstanding BSW and one MSW student who demonstrates potential for making a significant contribution to the profession of social work.$325N/A. The student is faculty nominated.
Patchner-Ramanathan AwardAwarded to a full-time MSW student who has identified health care or service to the elderly as an area of professional interest and intends to practice in that area upon graduation.$600Submit an updated resume and a 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement.
Patricia L. Morey AwardAwarded to a MSW 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. TBASubmit an updated resume and a 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement.
Ron Moorman AwardAwarded to a full-time MSW student who has identified the field of child welfare as an area of professional interest and intends to practice in that area upon graduation. $400Submit an updated resume and a 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement.
Roxie A. Watson Memorial AwardAwarded to a current MSW student who has succeeded in their academic pursuits despite encountering obstacles to success. The award shall be given to a student who demonstrated a desire to make a difference but who may not typically qualify for assistance with priority given to single parents, direct caregivers, and veterans with secondary preference given to students have encountered other significant personal obstacles.$400Submit an updated resume and a 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement.
Shirley Wattenberg AwardAwarded to a full-time MSW student who has identified the field of health care as an area of professional interest and intends to practice in that area upon graduation.$1500Submit an updated resume and a 1-2 page double-spaced personal statement.

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