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Department of Social Work Scholarships:

There are three scholarships available to students majoring in Social Work who are entering their junior or senior year. Below are the criteria for each scholarship.

For information about Social Work scholarships contact your Social Work advisor or Cheryl Byers, MSW, LISW, PhD, Chair, Department of Social Work, 218-755-2836.

Jeanne Gillen Scholarship:

This is a general scholarship available to Social Work majors. One scholarship is awarded annually by May 1st. The award is in the amount of approximately $300 and will be applied towards the cost of tuition.

To apply students should meet the following criteria:

  1. Accepted for admission to the Social Work major;
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.80
  3. Significant service to the university and/or community while a Social Work major; such as volunteer work for human service organizations, Social Work Club activities (not just membership), volunteer activities that go beyond the requirements for a course, etc.;
  4. Must be enrolled during the following academic year;
  5. Completion of a short essay (no more than two typed pages) describing interest in, commitment to, and abilities useful to his/her social work career goals.

Priority will be given to an applicant who:

  1. Can describe a commitment to career goals that have been thoughtfully considered;
  2. Junior or senior standing in the Social Work major;
  3. GPA over 2.80; and
  4. Community and/or university volunteer service.

Don Crompton Scholarship:

This is a scholarship available to Social Work majors who are interested in family-child welfare or serving rural communities. One scholarship is awarded annually by May 1st. The award is in the amount of approximately $300 and will be applied towards cost of tuition.

To apply students should meet the following criteria:

  1. Accepted for admission to the Social Work major;
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.80
  3. Significant service to the university and/or community while a Social Work major; such as volunteer work for human service organizations, Social Work Club activities (not just membership), volunteer activities that go beyond the requirements for a course, particularly related to family child welfare;
  4. Must be enrolled during the following academic year;
  5. Completion of a short essay (no more than two typed pages) describing:
    1. interest in, commitment to, and abilities useful to his/her social work career goals; and
    2. particularly related to family child welfare practice.

Priority will be given to an applicant who:

  1. Can describe a commitment to career goals related to family child welfare or serving rural communities;
  2. Junior or senior standing in the Social Work major;
  3. GPA over 2.80; and
  4. Community and/or university volunteer service.

North Star Scholarship:

This is a scholarship awarded to a Social Work student doing an internship in developmental disabilities. The award is in the amount of approximately $1200 and will be applied toward the cost of tuition.

To be eligible students must meet the follow criteria: 

1.  Accepted for admission to the Social Work major

2.  Minimum GPA of 2.50

3.  Committed to interning in the field of developmental disabilities

4.  Social Work major ready for the 480-hour internship

5.  Community and/or university volunteer services

BSW Child Welfare Stipends

Other Sources of Scholarships:

Minnesota Social Service Association

651-644-0556
Email: mssa@mnsocialserviceassic.org
Website: http://www.mnsocialserviceassoc.org/

Educational Scholarship: “…to enhance the professional and/or technical shill development pf those seeking education in the human service field” through a continuing education program.

Margaret J. Carpenter Scholarship: “…to enhance the professional and/or technical shill development pf those seeking education in the human service field” through a graduate education program.

Sallie Mae Found Scholarships

Website: http://www.thesalliemaefund.org/smfnew/scholarship/

  • Sallie Mae Fund’s First in my Family: For Laino undergraduate students
  • Sallie Mae Fund American Dream: for African American undergraduates students
  • Sallie Mae Fund Unmet Need: For undergraduate students from low-income families.
  • Sallie Mae 911 Education Fund: For children of parents who were killed or permanently disabled in the 911 attack.

Orphan Foundation of America

Website: www.orphan.org/OFACaseyscholarship.html [Broken link]
Scholarship program to help “parentless teens.”

Grant/loan information for undergraduate students.

Website: http://www.govbenefits.gov/