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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.

Applications offered through UAA and UA are due on November 8th for Spring semester.

Late applications are not accepted.

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

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.

 

New Scholarship opportunity!

Senator Bettye Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund 

Application deadline extended to April 9, 2020. Apply now!

 

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 November 8, 2019

Apply for the Thorsness Family Scholarship

 

College of Health Administration Scholarship

  • Amount varies
  • MSW & BSW students may apply
  • for tuition & fees
  • Applicatitons due November 8, 2019

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 November 8, 2019

Apply

Ella Craig/NASW Social Work Scholarship

  • Award amount varies
  • Available to MSW students
  • 2.5 GPA required
  • Applications due by November 8, 2019

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

Syril's Rising Star Endowment

The Syril’s Rising Star Endowment provides financial assistance     for tuition and other educational expenses to students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work at the University of Alaska             Anchorage. This scholarship will be awarded in the recipient’s       junior year to be used for senior year. Students will qualify when   recognized for exceeding expectations and growth as a                 successful student. The scholarship is named for the donor’s      mother, Syril Zeiger, who also “rooted for the under dog.”

  • Amount $500 minium
  • BSW junior for senior year
  • 2.0 GPA
  • Applications due November 8, 2019

Apply for the Syril's Rising Star Endowment scholarship