2020 Scholarship Awards Recipients

Congratulations to the 2020 recipients of our School of Social Work scholarships and awards! These scholarships wouldn’t be possible without the support of our generous donors who have invested in our student body. Interested in supporting social work education and helping students transform lives and make an impact on our community? Contact Nathan Goebel to discuss options!


Gary Shaffer Memorial BSW Fund | Kelly Schneider
Jennifer Lynn Fry Memorial BSW Scholarship | Victoria Cisneros
John K. Gibson Scholarship in Social Work | Tatiana Matias
Susan & Michael Haney Social Work Scholarship | Jessica Andrews
Wynne S. Korr Scholarship in Social Work | Madison Thomas
Yvonne Gilmore Social Work Scholarship | Silvia Olayo


Adah Hopkins Scholarship | Monica Garcia
Becca Nimmer Marcus Scholarship | Lara Milbauer
Downing Field Education Scholarship | Mariana Tsigistras
Esther and Marvin Steinberg Memorial Scholarship | Jessica Beach
Janice M. Hartman Memorial Scholarship | Jennifer Walbridge
John K. Gibson Scholarship in Social Work | Megan Turner
Marietta Stevenson Memorial Scholarship | Caitlyn Schneeman
Miranda J. Dresing Scholarship Fund | Robyn Bannon
Mark P. Hale Scholarship | Lauren Eberle
Patchner-Ramanathan Scholarship | Nathan Donaldson
Patricia L. Morey Scholarship | Jennifer Abell
Ronald H. Moorman Scholarship in Child Welfare | Jessica Moore
Roxie A. Watson Memorial Scholarship | Melissa Smith
Samuel and Ruth Blinick Memorial Scholarship in Geriatrics | Jennifer Held
School of Social Work Educational Opportunity Scholarship | Samyra Leonard
Shirley H. Wattenberg Scholarship | Emily Borland
Suze Orman Scholarship | Eric Wolf, May 2019 | Amanda Gaugler, December 2019


Ackerson Scholarship for Excellence in Student Teaching | Kelly Clary
Cynthia J. Bell PhD Memorial Scholarship | Emily Rhodes
Daniel S. Sanders Fellowship in International Social Development | Wendy Hsieh
Gullerud Dissertation Scholarship | Kyle Bennett
International Studies Dissertation Scholarship | Esther Shin
John Poertner PhD Scholarship in Child Welfare | Eunjee Song


Robyn Bannon
Kelly Clary
Paul Saban


Excellence in Field Award – BSW | Fall 2019, Xochitl Esparza | Spring 2020, Nathaniel Whitfield
Outstanding BSW Field Instructor Award | Fall 2019, Jesse Clifton | Spring 2020, Andrew Quarnstrom
Fund for Field – BSW | Tatiana Matias, Kelly Schneider, Crystal Boyas, Stephanie Fisher
Excellence in Field Award – MSW | Fall 2019, Jill Bachman | Spring 2020, Ashti Dawson
Outstanding MSW Field Instructor Award | Fall 2019, Bridget Ormond | Spring 2020, Kristine Donaldson