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  1. Sims Medal and Award »

    Application Deadline: September 2020

    The Sims Medal and Award is given annually to one or more graduate students, primarily master's degree candidates, who examine some aspect of the interactive efforts of home/neighborhood, workplace, and school on the functioning of family members, and who intend to pursue active careers in those areas.

    Sims Medal and Award Application

  2. SSW Global Independent Study Grant Application »

    Deadline: early December

    A global independent study offers students the ability to design a global social work opportunity in a foreign country while earning 1-6 elective credits. Accepted students receive a $2,000 scholarship to help cover the various costs.

    * This is a highly recommended funding source for Global students. Typically one or more MSW students receive funding from this source annually.

    Learn more about Global Independent Study »

  3. Telluride House Scholarship »

    Telluride House is a merit-based residential room and board scholarship committed to establishing a vibrant community supporting democratic ideals of self-governance, a stimulating intellectual environment, and a commitment to public service. All current or prospective U-M students, undergraduate or graduate, are encourage to apply, regardless of program or field of study.

    The Telluride House Scholarship

  4. The Roothbert Fund, Inc »

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

    The Roothbert Fund, Inc provides scholarships to further graduate study.

    The Roothbert Fund, Inc

  5. UAW-GM Fellowship in Child and Family Programs »

    Application Deadline: September 2020

    UAW-GM Fellowship in Child and Family Programs to provide scholarship support for MSW students who are pursuing a practice area in Children and Youth in Families and Society with a field placement located in the greater Detroit or Flint communities. Preference is to be given to MSW students who are residents from the Detroit or Flint communities.

    UAW-GM Fellowship in Child and Family Programs Application

  6. Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship-National Association of Social Workers »

    The Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship is awarded to a Master's degree candidate in social work who demonstrates an interest in or has experience with health/mental health practice and has a commitment to working in African American communities.

    Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship-National Association of Social Workers

  7. Vivian A. & James L. Curtis Endowed Scholarship Fund for Hospital Based Social Work »

    This Scholarship was established by James L. and Vivian A. Curtis. It is awarded to an outstanding MSW student who is a first generation college student interested in hospital-based social work.

    Please note that no separate financial aid application is required.

  8. Vivian A. and James L. Curtis Endowed Scholarship for Geriatric Social Work »

    Application Deadline: September 2020

    This Scholarship was established by James L. and Vivian A. Curtis. It is awarded to an outstanding MSW student interested in geriatric social work.

    The Vivian A. and James L. Curtis Endowed Scholarship for Geriatric Social Work

  9. Wheeler Family Memorial Scholarships »

    These endowed scholarships are provided by the estate of Philip R. Wheeler. Several scholarships of varying amounts are awarded to incoming MSW 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.

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