Scholarships for Social Work Students

 UAA Financial Aid 

Several scholarships are available for BSW and MSW majors and all SWK students are encouraged to apply for scholarships offered by UAA, the College of Health and UA in addition to those that are administered by the School of Social Work. Application deadlines for scholarships that are awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year are available below and are were due no later than 4:00 PM on Friday September 26, 2014. Applications offered through UAA and UA are due on February 15 of the year prior to the award

Late applications are not accepted.



School of Social Work Awards

Only online applications will be accepted and are accessed via the links below. An essay containing specific content is required for each submission. The essay instructions are included within each application.

Applications were due before 4:00 PM on Friday September 26, 2014. Late applications are not accepted.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)/Alaska Chapter Scholarship

  • $500 minimum award.

NASW Alaska Application

Dove Kull Memorial Scholarship

  • $500 minimum award.

Dove Kull Application

UAA Tuition Waivers

  • Between 30 and 35 credits of tuition available for waiver annually.

Tuition Waiver Application

Phi Alpha Honor Society

  • Phi Alpha Honor Society offers several scholarships for members.

Phi Alpha website

Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarships

Awarded to master's degree candidates in social work interested in working with American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations or in public and voluntary nonprofit agency settings. Up to 10 scholarships of up to $4,000 each will be awarded.


Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarships

Awarded to master’s degree candidates in social work who demonstrate an interest in or have experience with health/mental health practice and have a commitment to working in African American communities.

Ella Craig/NASW Social Work Scholarship

  • $500.00 minimum award. 

Ella Craig/NASW Application

College of Health Dean's Book Stipend Award

  • $500.00 maximum available for Fall 2014
  • $500.00 maximum available for Spring 2015
COH Book Stipend Application

UA and UAA Awards

UAA Michael Baring-Gould Memorial Scholarship 

  • $6,000 or more available. Applications are due by February 15 prior to year of award.

More information is available for this award and others on the . UAA Scholarship website