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MSW Program Grants and Scholarships

  1. Olivia P. Maynard Children and Family Fellowship »

    Application Deadline: September 2020

    This fellowship was established by Olivia P. Maynard along with matching funds provided by the Ann and Robert Lurie Family Foundation. Its purpose is to support deserving students who are in child welfare and specializing in children and families.

    Olivia P. Maynard Children and Family Fellowship

  2. Peace Corps Paul. D. Coverdell Fellows Program »

    Application Deadlines:

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

    The Coverdell Fellows Program provides Returned Peace Corps Volunteers the opportunity to earn a Master in Social Work at the University of Michigan. Approximately two incoming Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will be selected each year to be Coverdell Fellows and participate in the Community-Based Initiative. 

    Peace Corps Paul. D. Coverdell Fellows Program Information »

  3. Robert Wollack, MSW '78, Judith Wollack, MSW '77, Zackary Wollack, MSW '08, and Matthew Wollack, MSW '12 Scholarship Fund »

    Application Deadline: September 2020

    This Scholarship was established by Robert and Judith Wollack. It is awarded to an MSW student interested child welfare, working with adolescents in residential settings.

    Wollack Scholarship Fund Application

  4. Ronald Oliver and Margaret Ann Warner Graduate Scholarship Fund »

    Application Deadline: September 2020

    This Scholarship was established by Ronald Oliver and his wife, SSW alumna, Margaret Ann Warner. It supports MSW students who are residents of Genesee County and are committed to working in Genesee County in the field of social work after graduation.

    Ronald Oliver and Margaret Ann Warner Graduate Scholarship Fund Application

  5. Rosemary Sarri Endowed Scholarship »

    The Rosemary Sarri Endowed Scholarship was established by gifts from alumni and friends to honor Rosemary Sarri, PhD, on her retirement from her distinguished teaching and research career at the UM School of Social Work. Dr. Sarri generously matched these contributions to double the amount of the fund, and she continues to make gifts to the fund each year. This award provides two scholarships, one for students in the MSW program and one for the students in the Joint PhD Program who have interest in social policy or community organization. Preference is given to students with financial need.

  6. Ruth & Fred Schelkun Award »

    Application Deadline: September 2020

    The Ruth and Fred Schelkun Award was established through memorial gifts from friends, family and colleagues to recognize MSW students engaged in community mental health field placements, preferably serving children, adolescents, adults, schools, and inter-faith organizations in Washtenaw County. Through this award, the Schelkuns' three daughters honor their parents' many contributions to dental and mental health in the State of Michigan.

    Ruth & Fred Schelkun Award Application

  7. 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

  8. 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 »

  9. 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

  10. 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

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