BSW School of Social Work Awards
There are four BSW student awards available for current BSW students. The recipients of each award will be determined by the Financial Awards Committee based on a review of applications submitted by students. The deadline for applying for each award is Friday, January 18, 2019 by 5:00 PM. Following is a brief description of the awards, their 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.
BSW Award Description and Requirements
|Esther and Marvin Steinberg Memorial Award||Awarded to either a BSW or MSW student who has had experience being homeless or has experience working with homelessness and hunger issues. Second preference given to a student who can demonstrate their plans to work with homeless populations after graduation.||1,000||Application opens December 2019|
|Gary Shaffer BSW Memorial Award||Awarded to a BSW student committed to social work. Preference may be given to students with an interest in school social work or public child welfare.||2,000||Application opens December 2019|
|Jennifer Lynn Fry Memorial BSW Award||Awarded to a BSW student who has a demonstrated commitment in working with people who are survivors of sexual crimes by means of advocacy, leadership, experience, research, or career plans.||500||Application opens December 2019|
|John K. Gibson Award in Social Work||Awarded to a BSW student who has demonstrated commitment to any of the following: social justice, restorative justice, civil rights, and/or experience working with marginalized persons.|
**this award requires a letter of support from a person familiar with your interests and experience including, but not limited to, faculty and staff of the School, and social work professionals
|500||Application opens December 2019|
|Mark P. Hale Award (nominated by faculty member)||Awarded to an outstanding BSW student who demonstrates potential for making a significant contribution to the profession of social work.||TBA||Application opens December 2019|
|Susan & Michael Haney Social Work Award||Awarded to a BSW student in their junior or senior year who meets the following criteria: academic achievement, financial need, volunteer service, leadership, work history, and passion for social justice.||TBA||Application opens December 2019|
|Yvonne Gilmore Scholarship in Social Work||Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and must promote diversity within the unit.||5,000||Application opens December 2019|