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MSW Program Grants and Scholarships

  1. Japanese American Citizens League National Scholarships and Awards

    The Japanese American Citizens League National Scholarships and Awards are provided to an active National Japanese American Citizens League members pursuing full time study.

    Japanese American Citizens League National Scholarships and Awards

  2. Jewish Communal Leadership Program

    Application Deadlines:

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

    The Jewish Communal Leadership Program, offered by the University of Michigan School of Social Work in partnership with the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, presents a distinctive educational opportunity for MSW students committed to helping Jewish communities meet 21st-century challenges while also addressing broader social concerns. Students combine study of community systems, theories of social change, and Jewish history and community, with training and experience in community organizing, non-profit management, dialogue facilitation, and coalition building within and across groups.

    Approximately six incoming On-Campus MSW students will be selected to participate in the program each year. JCLP graduates currently serve in Jewish and nonsectarian organizations across the United States and abroad. Alumni are employed as chief executives, program developers, fundraising professionals, therapists, community outreach directors, and educators.

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program and Application Information

  3. Jim Wahlberg Dean's Scholarship

    This Dean's Scholarship is provided to the recipient of the Jim Wahlberg Award. The selection process is conducted by the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD).

    The BPD Board of Directors invites all BPD members to encourage outstanding BSW students to submit a proposal for the 2020 Jim Wahlberg BSW Student Scholar Award. The recipient will present his/her paper at a special invitation session at the 2022 BPD Conference in New Orleans, LA. Conference registration, transportation and a one night hotel stay will be paid by BPD for the selected presenter as well as a $250.00 honorarium and a plaque.

    • Recipients will be eligible for a full tuition Dean's Scholarship in the University of Michigan School of Social Work On Campus MSW program only.

    Students can receive the Wahlberg Scholar Award without entering the University of Michigan School of Social Work, however, the full tuition scholarship requires successful completion of the University of Michigan MSW program application and an offer of admission. The recipient will also need to maintain good academic standing while enrolled in the MSW program at the University of Michigan School of Social Work to maintain the full tuition scholarship.

    Criteria for Eligibility:

    * Students wishing to enter the MSW Advanced Standing program (45 credit hour program) at the U-M SSW MSW program must have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA over the last 60-75 semester hours on their BSW transcript. Students with GPA's below 3.5 can apply for admission into the University of Michigan's 60 semester hour MSW program.

    Please Submit One Copy of:

    • Scholarship Application Coversheet
    • A brief abstract overview (not more than 50 words) to be included in the Final Program.
    • A scholarly paper (written in APA style, 12-point Times New Roman Font, and double spaced, with standard 1" margins and between 3 and 5 pages in length). Topical Area: Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment
      • Identify a social work issue. Discuss how social workers should address this social problem at the micro and macro level in order to promote social justice, equality and empowerment.
    • Your official University transcript.

    Because an anonymous review process will determine the recipient, the paper should not contain any identifying information about you or your institution.

    Proposals written by multiple authors will not be reviewed. Only one student can be selected as the Jim Wahlberg BSW Student Scholar.

    Application will be available Fall 2021.

    Wahlberg Scholarship Recipients:

    • Caitlin Shoemaker (2020)
    • Adrianna Satorski (2019)
    • Jessica McKay (2018)
    • Greg Osberg (2017)
    • Emily Hornung (2016)
    • Sara Rumbarger (2015)
    • Barbara Carroll (2014)
    • Emily Aerts (2013)
    • Staci Beukers (2012)
    • Dana Davenport (2011)
    • Elisabet Medina (2010)
    • Patrice French (2009)
    • Leah Zellers (2009)
    • Cheri Pace (2008)
    • Desiree Martin (2007)
    • Lauren Smitherman (2006)
    • Katherine Vance (2005)
    • Thomas Singleton (2004)
  4. Judson Henry Morris Jr. & Lynne Clemmons Morris Endowed Scholarship Fund

    Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

    This fund was established by Judson Henry Morris, Jr. and Lynne Clemmons Morris in memory of her relative Ellen Gates Starr, who co-founded Hull House with Jane Addams. It provides support to cover tuition expenses for MSW students in the School of Social Work concentrating in community organization, with demonstrated financial need.

    Judson Henry Morris Jr. & Lynne Clemmons Morris Endowed Scholarship Fund

  5. Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, 2019 Application available November 15, 2018-February 1, 2019

    The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Scholarship is awarded to full-time or part-time graduate students that are initiated members of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity.

    Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Scholarship

  6. Katherine Reebel Scholarship Fund

    The Kay Reebel Scholarship Fund is made possible by a gift from Katherine R. Reebel, emeritus professor of the School of Social Work. Professor Reebel's accomplishments at the School of Social Work include leading the development of a specialization in medical social work, contributing to the casework program, and teaching classes in practice methods, health and rehabilitation, alcoholism and gerontology. The Award funds are used to provide tuition support for MSW students.

    Please note that no separate financial aid application is required.

  7. Kenneth G. Lutterman Memorial Scholarship

    Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

    This Fund was established by a gift from Jean Lutterman in memory of her husband, Kenneth Lutterman, who was the Associate Dean of Research at the School of Social Work in 2001. The scholarship is awarded to a second-year MSW student in good standing who is concentrating in the practice area of mental health. Selection is based on demonstrated, outstanding potential for professional practice. Determination of awards shall be based primarily on an evaluation of all previous undergraduate and graduate academic work, recommendations, employment experience in the human services, the applicant's written supplementary statement, and other application documents. This award is provided to an enrolled student.

    Kenneth G. Lutterman Memorial Scholarship Application

  8. Korean American Scholarship Foundation

    The Korean American Scholarship is offered to qualified Korean American students (including foreign students from Korea).

    Korean American Scholarship Foundation

  9. Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship

    Deadline: January 15, 2019

    The Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship is awarded to American students of Polish descent for graduate studies.

    Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship

  10. Kristine Siefert and Kalyan Dutta Endowed Scholarship

    Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

    The Kristine Siefert and Kalyan Dutta Endowed Scholarship was established by Professor Emerita Kristine Siefert and Kalyan Dutta. It provides support for MSW students who are residents of the City of Detroit, with a preference for students working with African American and/or Latinx populations in Detroit.

    Kristine Siefert and Kalyan Dutta Endowed Scholarship Application

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