The Child Welfare Scholarships are awarded to approximately ten incoming students who are interested in becoming child welfare specialists. Special consideration will be given to students who have had personal life experience within the child welfare system and/or are interested in working with the Native American community. The purpose of the program is to train committed specialists in child welfare. Following graduation, child welfare specialists have worked as child welfare social workers, therapists working with maltreated children, program managers, community organizers, and policymakers. Please click the following link for more information.
Application Deadline: November 2020
The Clarice Ullman Freud Fellowships and the Clarice Ullman Freud Individual Research Fellowship were made possible by a gift from the estate of Clarice Ullman Freud along with matching funds from the Ann and Robert Lurie Family Foundation. Professor Freud was the Director of Field Education while on faculty at the U-M School of Social Work. The Freud Fellowship in Children and Families was developed to support research to help students integrate theory and practice in field instruction. Current effort focus on LGBTQIA2S+ advocacy work.
Application Deadline: October 2020
This scholarship was established in memory of Clarita Mays to provide support for MSW students.
The Cobell Scholarship is available to a full-time student who is an enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized tribe.
As one of our Community Scholars Programs, the purpose of the Community-Based Initiative in Detroit (CBI) is to train and support a new generation of social workers dedicated to community and social change in urban cities, neighborhoods, and communities. This is done through coursework and field placements based in Detroit and surrounding areas including Highland Park, Hamtramck, and Dearborn. Upon graduation, CBI scholars work as community organizers, policymakers, program planners, organization managers and administrators, evaluators, and foundation staff within Michigan, the US, and internationally. A maximum of 12 incoming students who are genuinely committed to community-based work in urban areas will be selected for the CBI program.
The Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Education Scholarship is awarded to African-American or black students.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Graduate Fellowship Program is a post-graduate, nine-month paid fellowship for Latinos providing hands-on experience in a variety of public policy areas.
Application Deadline: September 2020
The Constance Nelson Scholarship was established by alumna Constance Nelson to provide support for MSW students. Students are selected based upon academic excellence and financial need.
The Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarship is awarded to master's degree candidates in social work who have demonstrated a commitment to working with, or who have a special affinity with, American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations.
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Application available January-March
The Davis-Putter Scholarship is awarded to people active in movements for social and economic justice.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106