Social Work Scholarships

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.

To apply for scholarships at UAA, submit the UA General Application from the UA Scholarship Portal between October 1st and February 15th to be considered for scholarships in the upcoming academic year.

Available Scholarships

Please note that only online applications will be accepted for School of Social Work Awards and Scholarships. Applications can be found via the links below. An essay containing specific content is required for each submission. The essay instructions are included within each application.

 *Note: Social Work recipients will be notified in December and awards will be issued in January.

UA and UAA Awards

  • The UAA Scholarship Application deadline is February 15 prior to the academic year for which you are seeking scholarships.
UAA Scholarship Webpage

Phi Alpha Honor Society

  • Phi Alpha Honor Society offers several scholarships for members.
  • Deadline set by Phi Alpha
Phi Alpha Honor Society Information

UAA Michael Baring-Gould Memorial Scholarship

  • $6,000 or more available
  • This is an award given by the University - Application deadline for this award is February 15 prior to year of award.
UAA Michael Baring-Gould Memorial Scholarship Information

Thorsness Family Scholarship

The Thorsness Family Scholarship provides financial assistance    for tuition and other related educational expenses to students       enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work program, or the Master of Social Work program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. 

  • Award amount $1000
  • 2.0 GPA required for BSW students
  • 3.0 GPA required for MSW students
  • Applications due October 30, 2020

Apply for the Thorsness Family Scholarship

 

College of Health Administration Scholarship

  • Amount varies
  • MSW & BSW students may apply
  • for tuition & fees
  • Applicatitons due October 30, 2020

Apply for the College of Health Administrative Scholarship

 

 

Dove Kull Memorial Scholarship

  • $500 minimum award
  • Available to fully admitted BSW & MSW students at UAA
  • 2.0 GPA required
  • Applications due by October 30, 2020

Apply

Ella Craig/NASW Social Work Scholarship

  • Award amount varies
  • Available to MSW students
  • 2.5 GPA required
  • Applications due by October 30, 2020

Apply for the Ella Craig/NASW Social Work Scholarship

 

Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarships

  • Awarded to MSW candidates who demonstrate an interest in or have experience with health/mental health practice and have a commitment to working in African American communities.
  • Deadline is set by NASW Foundation
Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarships Information

Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarships

  • Awarded to MSW candidates interested in working with American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations or in public voluntary nonprofit agency settings.
  • Up to 10 scholarships can be award
  • Each recipient can be awarded up to $4,000
  • Deadline is set by NASW Foundation
Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarships Information