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  1. Allen & Franka Charlupski Endowed Scholarship »

    The fund was established by anonymous donors. It 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.

  2. Allen-Meares Student Support Fund »

    The Allen-Meares Student Support Fund was established by Dean Emeritus Paula Allen-Meares. It is awarded to outstanding MSW students, with a preference for a first generation college student. Please note that no separate financial aid application is required.

  3. Alumni Society Fellowship in Children and Families Program »

    This Fellowship was established by alumni contributions along with matching funds provided by the Ann and Robert Lurie Family Foundation. It is awarded to an outstanding student in the Children and Youth in Families in Society concentration.

  4. Ara Cary Fellowship in Child & Family Programs »

    The Ara Cary Fellowship in Child & Family Programs Fellowship was established by the estate of Ara Cary along with matching funds from the Ann and Robert Lurie Family Foundation. It is awarded to a deserving student interested in child welfare and specializing in children and families. This fellowship is a part of Child Welfare Scholarship Program funding. Please note that no separate financial aid application is required.

  5. Blavin MSW Scholarship Award »

    Application Deadline: November 27, 2017

    The Blavin MSW Scholarship Award provides support to a former U-M undergraduate Blavin Scholar or a student who has experienced foster care.

    Blavin MSW Scholarship Award Application »

  6. Bruce Alan Schaffer Memorial Award »

    Application Deadline: November 29, 2017

    This Award was established by Miriam and Arnold Schaffer in memory of their son Bruce Alan Schaffer. It supports a stipend for a pediatric internship for placements in the Flint, MI area. The SSW will arrange for at least one joint meeting per term between the recipient of the Shaffer Memorial stipend and the donors. The internship will provide training with emphasis in life threatening disease and/or terminally ill conditions.

    Bruce Alan Schaffer Memorial Award Application »

  7. C. Aaron McNeece and Sherrill McNeece Endowed Graduate Support Fund »

    Application Deadline: September 14, 2018

    This fund was established by C. Aaron McNeece and Sherrill McNeece. It provides scholarships to support MSW students who are interested in nonprofit administration, policy work, or communication organization.

    The 2018 application will be available in August 2018.

  8. Caren Kaplan Endowed Scholarship »

    Application Deadline: April 16, 2018

    The Caren Kaplan Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in memory of University of Michigan School of Social Work alumna Caren Kaplan, MSW '80. The Scholarship provides support for up to three MSW students with a preference for students pursuing a concentration in Children, Youth and Families in Society with demonstrated commitment to child welfare reform with a focus on addressing the issue of chronic neglect.

    The 2018 application will be available in August 2018.

  9. Carol Goss Leadership Scholarship »

    Application Deadline: September 14, 2018

    The Carol Goss Leadership Scholarship is for a student who is a resident of the Detroit area with demonstrated leadership potential with an interest in community building, civic engagement, education and leadership development with a field placement located in Detroit. Established by the Skillman Foundation in honor of Carol Goss to recognize her years of service as President and CEO of the Skillman Foundation and her deep commitment to the children of Detroit.

    The 2018 application will be available in August 2018.

  10. Child Welfare Scholarship Program »

    Application Deadlines:

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

    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.

    Child Welfare Scholarship Program and Application Information »

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