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MSW Program Grants and Scholarships

  1. Derrick L. Anderson Memorial MSW Scholarship »

    Application Deadline: September 2020

    The Derek L. Anderson Memorial Scholarship is given to doctoral or MSW students who demonstrate leadership, support, or involvement in research or scholarship that promotes responsible and informed social work practice with transgender, bisexual, lesbian, or gay (TBLG) individuals and/or communities.

    The scholarship was established by Patricia Edwards, a U-M SSW alumna who seeks to empower students who are making significant contributions toward a more just and equitable society for all people.

    Her hope is to assist students who possess a high degree of integrity and who have demonstrated leadership, support of, or involvement in organizations, activities, scholarship, or issues that promote responsible and informed social work practice with TBLG individuals and/or communities in the pursuit of their educational goals.

    Derrick Anderson Memorial MSW Scholarship Application

  2. Detroit Clinical Scholars Program »

    Application Deadlines:

    • Early Application: December 1
    • Priority Application: February 1
    • Final: March 1

    The Detroit Clinical Scholars Program prepares MSW students to work with impoverished racial and ethnic minority children, adolescents, and transitional age youth living with physical and behavioral health conditions. The SSW, in collaboration with the Detroit/Wayne County Mental Health Authority, will provide a specialized inter-professional behavioral health education and training program.

    The Detroit Clinical Scholars Program addresses a critical need for more mental and behavioral health clinicians serving racial and ethnic minority children, adolescents and/or transitional age youth living in underserved, urban areas. Detroit Clinical Scholars will be uniquely prepared for positions in integrated behavioral health and primary care, mental health and behavioral health settings, hospitals, health departments, health agencies, schools, or nonprofit agencies. Please click the following link for more information:

    Detroit Clinical Scholars Program and Application Information »

  3. Eleanor Cranefield Scholarship »

    The Eleanor Cranefield Scholarship was established in recognition of the outstanding and devoted services performed by Eleanor Cranefield in the field of social work. A number of scholarships of varying amounts are awarded to new interpersonal practice students. Selection is based on demonstrated outstanding potential for professional practice. This determination shall be based primarily on an evaluation of all previous academic work, recommendations, human service employment experience, the applicant's written supplementary statement, other application documents and the School of Social Work Financial Aid Application. Please note that no separate financial aid application is required.

  4. Frank Family Endowed Scholarship »

    This Scholarship was established by The Frank Family Foundation. The Scholarship is awarded to a MSW student(s) interested in pursuing a career in Jewish communal service. Please note that no separate financial aid application is required.

  5. Full Circle Scholarship Program-American Indian College Fund »

    Deadline: May 31, 2019
    Application available January-May 31, 2019

    The Full Circle Scholarship is awarded to American Indian and Alaska Native students.

    Full Circle Scholarship Program-American Indian College Fund

  6. Gamma Mu Scholarship »

    The Gamma Mu Scholarship provides support to gay men who want to further their education.

    Gamma Mu Scholarship

  7. Geeta Dutta Memorial Scholarship »

    Application Deadline: September 2020

    The Geeta Dutta Memorial Scholarship was established by Kalyan Dutta and Kristine Siefert in memory of Kalyan's mother Geeta Dutta. The purpose of this need-based scholarship is to provide support for international students.

    Geeta Dutta Memorial Scholarship Application

  8. Geriatric Endowed Scholarship »

    The Geriatric Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a new student in the aging and families in society concentration. Selection is based on demonstrated outstanding potential for professional practice This determination shall be based primarily on an evaluation of all previous academic work, recommendations, human service employment experience, the applicant's written supplementary statement, other application documents and the School of Social Work Financial Aid Application. Please note that no separate financial aid application is required.

  9. Geriatric Scholarship Program »

    Application Deadlines:

    • Early Application: December 1
    • Priority Application: February 1
    • Final: March 1

    Geriatric social work is one of the fastest growing career fields. The number of older persons in the United States will more than double between the years 2000-2030. As the population ages, employment opportunities in gerontological social work are expanding greatly. Geriatric social work offers extensive possibilities to make a difference in older people's lives and enjoy limitless opportunities for career advancement.

    Approximately ten scholarships will be awarded to incoming students who are interested in becoming gerontological social workers.

    Geriatric Scholarship Program and Application Information »

  10. Global Activities Scholars Program »

    Application Deadlines:

    • Early Application: December 1
    • Priority Application: February 1
    • Final: March 1

    The Global Activities Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for students interested in working with individuals, communities, and organizations in a global context as part of their MSW program. Up to six incoming students will be selected each year to complete a global field placement during the spring/summer term. The purpose of the program is to provide students committed to global social work practice an opportunity to live in a foreign country while completing a part of their field placement requirement. This program is open to students in all practice method concentrations and practice areas except for students who select the Interpersonal Practice and Mental Health combination. Please note: Placements for Interpersonal Practice and Social Policy and Evaluation are limited.

    Global Activities Scholars Program and Application Information »

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