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  1. 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 »

  2. Clarice Ullman Freud Fellowships »

    Application Deadline: September 2020

    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

  3. Clarita Mays Memorial MSW Scholarship Fund »

    Application Deadline: October 2020

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

    Clarita Mays Memorial MSW Scholarship Fund Application »

  4. Cobell Scholarship »

    The Cobell Scholarship is available to a full-time student who is an enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized tribe.

    Cobell Scholarship

  5. Community-Based Initiative Program »

    Application Deadlines:

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

    As one of our Community Scholars Programs, the purpose of the Community-Based Initiative in Detroit (CBI) is to train and support a new generation of social workers dedicated to community and social change in urban cities, neighborhoods, and communities. This is done through coursework and field placements based in Detroit and surrounding areas including Highland Park, Hamtramck, and Dearborn. Upon graduation, CBI scholars work as community organizers, policymakers, program planners, organization managers and administrators, evaluators, and foundation staff within Michigan, the US, and internationally. A maximum of 12 incoming students who are genuinely committed to community-based work in urban areas will be selected for the CBI program.

    Community-Based Initiative Program and Application Information »

  6. Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Education Scholarship »

    The Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Education Scholarship is awarded to African-American or black students.

    Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Education Scholarship

  7. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Graduate Fellowship Program »

    The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Graduate Fellowship Program is a post-graduate, nine-month paid fellowship for Latinos providing hands-on experience in a variety of public policy areas.

    Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Graduate Fellowship Program

  8. 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

  9. Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarship-National Association of Social Workers »

    The Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarship is awarded to master's degree candidates in social work who have demonstrated a commitment to working with, or who have a special affinity with, American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations.

    Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarship-National Association of Social Workers

  10. Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund »

    Deadline: March 31, 2019
    Application available January-March

    The Davis-Putter Scholarship is awarded to people active in movements for social and economic justice.

    Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

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