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List of Scholarship Opportunities from Private Foundations

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CSWE Minority Fellowship
The Council on Social Work Education Now Is The Time: Minority Fellowship Program-Youth for Master's Students is designed to enhance the training of full-time, direct-practice focused, master's social work students in the final year of study at a CSWE-accredited program.  Fellows must identify mental health service delivery to at-risk children, adolescents, and/or transition age youth (16-25) as their specialization and be committed to seeking employment in a behavioral health setting with this target population after graduation.

The Ashley Brooks-Danso Memorial Fund Student Travel Scholarship
The CSWE Gero-Ed Center will provide a travel scholarship for a baccalaureate of master's level social work student with an interest in aging to attend the 2013 CSWE Annual Program Meeting (APM) and its Gero-Ed Track events. 

The Richard Louis Caplan Memorial Scholarship for the Advancement of Personality Disorder Treatment
The Richard Louis Caplan Memorial Scholarship for the Advancement of Personality Disorder Treatment provide scholarships to Masters or Doctoral students aspiring to advance in the field of Mental Health.  Student must have a track record of dedication in a clinical area treating patients with personality disorders (schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and depression, etc.) and must be a Maryland resident.   

The Davis-Putter Scholarship
The Davis-Putter Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are active in the progressive movement. Selection is based on involvement in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression, building the movement for economic justice, and creating peace through international, anti-imperialist solidarity.

The Stulman Endowed Scholars Program
The Stulman Endowed Scholars Program provides scholarships to bilingual students pursuing graduate degrees in social work or mental health, who are willing to agree to one year of service in Maryland as a bilingual specialist in mental health or social work for each year the scholarship is awarded. Strong preference will be given to Spanish speakers.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans
The purpose of this fellowship is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. Grants are awarded to New Americans who are individuals who (1) hold a Green Card (2) have been naturalized as a U.S. citizen or (3) are the children of 2 parents who are both naturalized citizens. Candidates must demonstrate the relevance of graduate education to their long-term career goals and potential in enhancing their contributions to society.

The Kosciuszko Foundation
The Kosciuszko Foundation provides tuition scholarships for U.S. citizens of Polish descent to be used for graduate studies in any field at colleges and universities in the U.S. and to Americans of non-Polish descent whose studies at American universities are primarily focused on Polish subjects.

Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Scholarship
This aid is available only to members of Kappa Kappa Gamma.  Some scholarships have restrictions or preferences as requested by donors.  Applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

Mildred Cater Bradhman Social Work Fellowship
Available to members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. who are pursuing a graduate or professional degree in social work accredited college or university program. 

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Education Foundation
The foundation annually provides assistance for higher education to both Zetas and Non-Zetas. 

National Italian American Foundation
This foundation awards scholarships for Italian Americans and students of Italian Language.

This scholarship was created to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their education.  The principal focus of The Fund is its Scholarships Program, through which it makes grants for undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities. Scholarships may only be applied to study at an accredited institution based in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values," and works to foster fellowship among them.

The Leopold Schepp Foundation

The Foundation grants approximately 200 individual awards each year to both full time undergraduate students enrolled in four year bachelor programs and to full time graduate students. Applicants must either be currently enrolled or must have completed one year of undergraduate work at an accredited college or university. High school seniors are not eligible to apply.  The Foundation also grants a small number of fellowship awards for independent study and research, usually post-doctoral, based on the recommendation of a recognized institution. These fellowships are intended to encourage research that will improve the general welfare of mankind. Because funds for such grants are limited, interested applicants should inquire as to the availability of funding for fellowships in their chosen field of study.

The Marjorie Cook Endowed Scholars Program
Grants for women with a passion for women's rights and equality who are pursuing graduate or professional degrees in law or public policy.

Psychology Access Scholarship for Online & Campus-Based Study
This scholarship is open to U.S. based students pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's in Social Work.

AAUW Scholarship Awards:

Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award, biennially honors an individual, project, organization, or institution for outstanding contributions to equity and education.

Women of Distinction Awards, awarded by AAUW and NASPA as a part of the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, recognize women who set a high standard of excellence in their professions or their communities, locally or globally.

Mental Health/Substance Abuse Minority Fellowship
The Mental Health/Substance Abuse Fellowship Program (MHSAFP), funded by The substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),  is designed for doctoral social work students, with a social work master’s degree, who are preparing for a leadership role in the mental health and/or substance abuse field in the area of practice, community consulting/training, policy development, administration, teaching, or research/evaluation with underrepresented communities. Applicants are expected to show an interest in and commitment to a career in mental health and/or substance abuse with specialization in the delivery of services to ethnic and racial minority groups. The number of fellowships available each year will depend on the number of current fellows that have either completed their degree or received the maximum years of fellowship eligibility (3 years based on availability of funding).

Applicants for the fellowship should carefully follow the application instruction sheet and focus attention on documenting the following in their application:

How their substantive/specialty area of interest relates to one or more of SAMHSA’s strategic initiatives with a specific focus on disparities in services to ethnic and racial minority groups related to prevention, treatment or recovery from mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Information on SAMHSA’s strategic initiatives and health reform can be found at  

Commitment to a career in providing mental health and/or substance abuse services to underserved minority individuals and communities

Potential for success in completing doctoral studies in an expeditious manner 

NASW Foundation Fellowship and Scholarship Awards:

The Jane B. Aron Doctoral Fellowship is awarded to a social work doctoral candidate engaged in dissertation research in health care policy and practice.

The Eileen Blackey Doctoral Fellowship is awarded to a social work doctoral candidate engaged in dissertation research in welfare policy and practice.

The Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarships are 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.

The Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarships are 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 the African American community.


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