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BSW Scholarships

Through the generosity of donors to the School of Social Work who believe in the potential each student has to make a difference in our communities, we are pleased to offer the following scholarships in support of students pursuing the Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) degree.

Table of BSW Scholarships

Below you will find brief descriptions, requirements, and procedures for applying to each scholarship. Scholarship amounts are also listed, but please note that these are estimates and are subject to change.

Students may apply for one or more scholarship using our BSW online application. The application deadline is September 10, 2021 at 5pm. Please make sure that your application includes all necessary components as incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarship Requirements Amount
Gary Shaffer BSW Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a deserving BSW student committed to the social work profession, with preference given to those with interest in school social work and/or public child welfare systems and practice. $2,600
John K. Gibson and Nancy L. White-Gibson Scholarship Awarded to a deserving BSW student who has demonstrated commitment to any of the following areas: social justice, restorative justice, civil rights, and/or experience working with marginalized persons. A letter of support is required from a person familiar with your interests and experience as they relate to the above. Examples include (but are not limited to) a member of the faculty or staff at the School of Social Work, or a social work professional from the community. $500
Susan & Michael Haney Social Work Scholarship Awarded to current sophomore or junior BSW students who are passionate about continuing their studies in the field of social work. Recipient will be selected based upon academic achievement, financial need, volunteer service, leadership experience, work history, and a demonstrated passion for social justice. Funding is awarded the following academic year when the recipient will be entering their junior or senior year of study. $2,500-3,500
Yvonne Gilmore Scholarship in Social Work Awarded to a deserving undergraduate student with preference given to those possessing a minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale and a demonstrable record of involvement in the community. Strong preference for candidates that promote diversity within the School. $5,000
Jim and Joanna Dudley Scholarship Awarded to a deserving BSW or MSW student, with preference given to those interested in social work at the macro practice level to address and overcome such problems as poverty, discrimination, poor health, and hopelessness in the lives of others. $1,000

BSW Award Description and Requirements

BSW Scholarships

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