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MSW Program Grants and Scholarships

  1. Jewish Communal Leadership Program »

    Application Deadlines:

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

    The Jewish Communal Leadership Program (JCLP) offered in partnership with the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, presents a distinctive educational opportunity for MSW students committed to helping Jewish communities meet 21st-century challenges while also addressing broader social concerns. Students combine study of community systems, theories of social change, and Jewish history and community, with training and experience in community organizing, non-profit management, dialogue facilitation, and coalition building within and across groups.

    Approximately six incoming students will be selected to participate in the program each year. The range of professional opportunities available to JCLP graduates include those of program developer, coordinator, and director; organizer of community outreach and development; and agency executive and director.

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program and Application Information »

  2. Jim Wahlberg Dean's Scholarship »

    This Dean's Scholarship is provided to the recipient of the Jim Wahlberg Award. The selection process is conducted by the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD).

    The BPD Board of Directors invites all BPD members to encourage outstanding BSW students to submit a proposal for the 2019 Jim Wahlberg BSW Student Scholar Award. The recipient will present his/her paper at a special invitation session at the 2020 BPD Conference in Birmingham, AL. Conference registration, transportation and a one night hotel stay will be paid by BPD for the selected presenter as well as a $250.00 honorarium and a plaque.

  3. Judson Henry Morris Jr. & Lynne Clemmons Morris Endowed Scholarship Fund »

    Application Deadline: September 2020

    This fund was established by Judson Henry Morris, Jr. and Lynne Clemmons Morris in memory of her relative Ellen Gates Starr, who co-founded Hull House with Jane Addams. It provides support to cover tuition expenses for MSW students in the School of Social Work concentrating in community organization, with demonstrated financial need.

    Judson Henry Morris Jr. & Lynne Clemmons Morris Endowed Scholarship Fund

  4. Kenneth G. Lutterman Memorial Scholarship »

    Application Deadline: September 2020

    This Fund was established by a gift from Jean Lutterman in memory of her husband, Kenneth Lutterman, who was the Associate Dean of Research at the School of Social Work in 2001. The scholarship is awarded to a second-year MSW student in good standing who is concentrating in the practice area of mental health. Selection is based on demonstrated, outstanding potential for professional practice. Determination of awards shall be based primarily on an evaluation of all previous undergraduate and graduate academic work, recommendations, employment experience in the human services, the applicant's written supplementary statement, and other application documents. This award is provided to an enrolled student.

    Kenneth G. Lutterman Memorial Scholarship Application

  5. Kristine Siefert and Kalyan Dutta Endowed Scholarship »

    Application Deadline: September 2020

    The Kristine Siefert and Kalyan Dutta Endowed Scholarship was established by Professor Emerita Kristine Siefert and Kalyan Dutta. It provides support for MSW students who are residents of the City of Detroit, with a preference for students working with African American and/or Latinx populations in Detroit.

    Kristine Siefert and Kalyan Dutta Endowed Scholarship Application

  6. Laura Lein Scholarship »

    Application Deadline: September 2020

    This Scholarship was established in honor and celebration of Laura Lein's service as Dean of the U-M School of Social Work. The focus of the fund is to provide financial support for MSW students who have an interest in working with impoverished communities.

    Laura Lein Scholarship

  7. Mildred F. Knapp Endowed Scholarship Fund »

    Application Deadline: September 2020

    This scholarship was established for Mildred F. Knapp to provide support for MSW students who plan to work directly with children, not families.

    Mildred F. Knapp Endowed Scholarship Fund Application »

  8. National Community Scholars 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 National Community Scholars Program (NCS) is to prepare professionals for enabling young people and adult allies to create community change.

    Approximately six scholars will be selected each year to participate in the program. National Community Scholars will gain skills to organize groups for social action, plan programs at the local level, advocate for socially just policies, and develop community-based services.

    National Community Scholars Program and Application Information »

  9. New Leaders in African-Centered Social Work Scholars Program »

    Application Deadlines:

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

    The New Leaders In African-Centered Social Work (NLACSW) Scholars Program enhances practice preparation by engaging students in culturally-specific and affirmative curricular and training experiences for service to Black/African Americans.

    The NLACSW program will accept approximately five incoming students who are genuinely committed to gaining skills and knowledge for culturally-responsive social work practice in and with Black/African American communities. Please click the following link for more information.

    NLACSW Scholars Program and Application Information »

  10. Olivia P. Maynard and S. Olof Karlstrom Fund for Community-Based Research »

    Application Deadline: September 2020

    The Olivia P. Maynard and S. Olof Karlstrom Fund for Community-Based Research was established by Olivia P. Maynard and S. Olof Karlstrom to provide research, community building, and scholarship support for MSW students committed to working in Flint, Michigan.

    Olivia P. Maynard and S. Olof Karlstrom Fund for Community-Based Research

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