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MSW Program Grants and Scholarships

  1. Anti-Racism Fund Individual Student Project Grant

    Application Deadline: Rolling Deadline

    The School of Social Work (SSW) invites grant applications from MSW and PhD students to support individual student projects for anti-racism work, with a specific focus on confronting anti-Blackness, racism against Indigenous peoples, and confronting white supremacy. The goal is to inclusively support students working within SSW or in communities seeking to confront racism to the greatest degree possible. Such funding could be for projects, programming, or partnerships with external organizations. Grants will be made up to the amount of $1,000. Students must identify an SSW faculty or staff member who will advise on the project. Project funding can be used for student support (financial aid award or hourly pay), to support partnership with outside experts and communities, travel and event costs (when allowed by the university). Students are eligible for one grant in an academic year.Students who would like to brainstorm potential project ideas are invited to contact Professor Daicia Price ( daiciars@umich.edu ) and Professor Larry Gant ( lmgant@umich.edu ).

    Anti-Racism Fund Individual Student Project Grant Application

  2. Arthur L. Johnson Endowed Scholarship

    Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

    The Arthur L. Johnson Endowed Scholarship was established by a gift from Richard and Susan Rogel of Avon, Colorado, to honor Arthur Johnson upon his retirement as President of the Detroit Chapter of the NAACP. The Rogels believe the best way to honor Arthur's "love of people, his love of education, and his love of the City of Detroit," was to provide a scholarship to the School of Social Work for a student who is interested in practicing social work in Detroit.

    Application will be available in Fall 2022

  3. Blavin MSW Scholarship Award

    Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

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

    Application will be available in Fall 2022

  4. Bruce Alan Schaffer Memorial Award

    Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

    This award was established by Miriam and Arnold Schaffer in memory of their son, Bruce Alan Schaffer. It provides support for a MSW student interested in hospital work with pediatric patients in Flint or Detroit with the emphasis on life threatening disease or illness.

    Application will be available in Fall 2022

  5. C. Aaron McNeece and Sherrill McNeece Endowed Graduate Support Fund

    Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

    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 community change.

    Application will be available in Fall 2022

  6. Caren Kaplan Endowed Scholarship

    Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

    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 six to eight 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. Applicants must be current MSW students intending to graduate in December 2021, April 2022.

    Application will be available in Fall 2022

  7. Carol Goss Leadership Scholarship

    Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

    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.

    Application will be available in Fall 2022

  8. 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

  9. Clarice Ullman Freud Fellowships

    Application Deadline: October 22, 2021

    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.

    Clarice Ullman Freud Fellowships Application

  10. Clarita Mays Memorial MSW Scholarship Fund

    Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

    This scholarship was established in memory of Clarita Mays to provide support for MSW students.

    Application will be available in Fall 2022

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