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MSW Program Grants and Scholarships

  1. 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

  2. Derrick L. Anderson Memorial MSW Scholarship

    Application Deadline: September 27, 2021

    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.

    Application will be available in Fall 2022

  3. Eleanor Cranefield Scholarship

    The Eleanor Cranefield Scholarship was established in recognition of the outstanding and devoted services performed by Eleanor Cranefield in the field of social work. A number of scholarships of varying amounts are awarded to new interpersonal practice 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.

  4. Frank Family Endowed Scholarship

    This Scholarship was established by The Frank Family Foundation. The Scholarship is awarded to a MSW student(s) interested in pursuing a career in Jewish communal service. Please note that no separate financial aid application is required.

  5. Full Circle Scholarship Program-American Indian College Fund

    Deadline: May 31, 2019 Application available January-May 31, 2019

    The Full Circle Scholarship is awarded to American Indian and Alaska Native students.

    Full Circle Scholarship Program-American Indian College Fund

  6. Gamma Mu Scholarship

    The Gamma Mu Scholarship provides support to gay men who want to further their education.

    Gamma Mu Scholarship

  7. Geeta Dutta Memorial Scholarship

    Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

    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.

    Application will be available in Fall 2022

  8. Geriatric Endowed Scholarship

    The Geriatric Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a new student in the aging and families in society concentration. 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.

  9. 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. Geriatric social workers are particularly needed in marginalized communities and with vulnerable populations.

    Approximately ten scholarships will be awarded to incoming On-Campus MSW students who are interested in becoming gerontological social workers.

    Geriatric Scholarship Program and Application Information

  10. Global Activities Scholars Program

    Application Deadlines:

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

    The Global Activities Scholars Program (GASP) is a unique opportunity for students interested in working with individuals, communities, and organizations in a global context as part of their On-Campus MSW program. Up to twelve incoming students will be selected each year to complete a global field placement during the spring/summer term (May - August). 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.

    Applicants must select the Global Social Work pathway as their primary pathway or the Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, & Substance Abuse pathway as their primary pathway with the Global Social Work pathway as their secondary pathway.

    Global Activities Scholars Program and Application Information

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