Scholarships & Awards for Social Work Students

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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 2015-2016 academic year are due by September 25, 2015 by 4:00pm. Applications offered through UAA and UA are due on February 15 of the year prior to the award.

Late applications are not accepted.

Social Work recipients will be notified in December, and awards will be issued in January.



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.

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

  • $500 minimum award



Dove Kull Memorial Scholarship

  • $500 minimum award



UAA Tuition Waivers

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



Phi Alpha Honor Society

  • Phi Alpha Honor Society offers several scholarships for members.

More Information and Applications


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

More Information and Application

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.

More Information and Application


Ella Craig/NASW Social Work Scholarship

  • $500 minimum award



College of Health Dean's Book Stipend Award

  • $500 maximum available for Fall 2015
  • $500 maximum available for Spring 2016



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.

More Information and Application


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