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MSW Program Grants and Scholarships

  1. Constance Nelson Scholarship »

    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.

    Constance Nelson Scholarship Application

  2. 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

  3. 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 »

  4. 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

  5. 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 »

  6. 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 »

  7. Gus Harrison Scholarship in Social Work and Public Administration »

    Application Deadline: September 2020

    This scholarship was established by Dr. John R. Koza in honor of Gus Harrison. It is awarded to a student in social work or public administration who exemplifies the dedication to public service and integrity that has been illustrated by Gus Harrison's service to the State of Michigan Department of Corrections and the Michigan State Lottery.

    The Gus Harrison Scholarship Application

  8. Harold T. and Vivian B. Shapiro Prize »

    This Fund was established by Harold T. and Vivian B. Shapiro. The Prize is awarded annually, and recognizes the distinguished achievement of a student in the MSW and PhD program.

  9. Havens-Cabin Field Education Fund »

    Application Deadline: September 2020

    This fund was established by alumnus William Cabin, and Susan Havens Lang. The fund is named in honor of Susan's father, Vern Havens, and William's father, Saul Cabin, who believed a strong work ethic and treating people fairly were the keys to a successful and meaningful life. This fund is for field stipends to support MSW students who have significant financial need, and whose field placement are in southeast Michigan.

    Havens-Cabin Field Education Fund

  10. Integrated Health Scholarship Program »

    Application Deadlines:

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

    For Health, Mental Health, and Behavioral Health

    The Integrated Health Scholarship Program serves to promote the integration of health, mental health, and behavioral health services so that individuals, families, and communities receive a continuum of preventive, curative, and palliative care services. This program will prepare students to work within and promote collaborative care models that attend to physical, emotional, and behavioral health issues across a wide range of care settings.

    Upon completion, Integrated Health Scholarship Program participants will be prepared for employment in medical, psychiatric, mental health, and/or behavioral health settings, as well as in newly-emerging integrative health settings that serve diverse populations confronting physical, emotional, and/or behavioral health problems. Please click the following link for more information:

    Integrated Health Scholarship Program and Application Information »

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