Scholarships for Social Services Majors

A career in social services or social work requires at least a four-year degree, and in many cases a graduate degree. If paying tuition for a bachelor's or master's degree seems a bit daunting, you can rest assured that there are many scholarships to be found. Many awards are funded by professional associations and community foundations, such as the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABE). Many colleges and universities offer scholarships for social services majors; the amount of these funds and eligibility requirements vary. For these awards, students might need to show financial need and academic success and supply a personal essay and letters of recommendation. The list below details several of the scholarships currently available to social services majors.

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  • 1,250
  • 2 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Nursing|Electronics|Mechanics|Social Services|Teaching|
  • Residence: Live in |Holdrege School Dist. #44, Holdrege, NE|Funk School Dist. #74, Funk, NE|Axtell School District #501, Axtell, NE|
  • School (College): |Trade School|Technical School|Trade School|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating seniors who reside within Holdrege School Dist. #44, Funk School Dist. #74 OR Axtell School District #501 boundaries. Applicants must have active involvement in extracurricular activities and community service, or demonstrated commitment and responsibility through work experience.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Social Work|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College senior|
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The Bob Benedetto Memorial Scholarship Fund for Social Workers is established by The Benedetto Family on December 17, 2003. The purpose of the Fund is to continue the legacy of Bob Benedetto's interest in social work and social justice. The Benedetto family hosts a 5K run every year to support both this fund and a scholarship fund, also set up in Bobs memory.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Village of Lake Delton Scholarship Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Business|Social Work|Government Administration|Parks and Recreation|
  • School (K-12): |Wisconsin Dells High School, Wisconsin Dells, WI|
  • Residence: Live in |Lake Delton, WI|
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The scholarship is given to all graduating seniors of Wisconsin Dells High School who are planning to attend an accredited college, university or technical school and intending to pursue a degree in the fields including but not limited to education, business, social work, parks and recreation, government administration or utilities. Applicants must be residents of Lake Delton, WI and must demonstrate involvement in community service, church, and/or school activities.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Linda M. Safar Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central Washington
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  • 530
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Law|Health|Social Work|
  • School (K-12): |Wenatchee High School, Wenatchee, WA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|
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This scholarship was established in memory of Linda M. Safar to benefit a graduating senior from Wenatchee High School. Applicants must be pursuing studies that will lead to a career that addresses social justice needs of at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the USA.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Melonye Shurtz Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central Washington
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  • 350
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Social Work|Teaching|
  • School (K-12): |Eastmont High School, East Wenatchee, WA|
  • Career: |Medical (Industry)|
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This scholarship was established in memory of Melonye Shurtz to benefit a graduating senior of Eastmont High School pursuing further education in a service related field such as teaching, medical, social work, etc.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Finck Family Charitable Fund Scholarship Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 600
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Health|Social Services|
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Four-year|Ventura College, Ventura, CA|
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Finck Family Charitable Scholarship Fund is provided to support the education of a graduating high school senior or college student of Ventura County to pursue their dreams in achieving a college education. The scholarship was established by Frank and Maudette Finck in 2002.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.5
View Details Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program Health Professions Education Foundation
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  • 8,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Dental Hygiene|Clinical Laboratory|Respiratory Therapy|Social Work|Radiologic Technology|Pharmacy Technician|Community Health|Medical Imaging|Diagnostic Medicine|Medical Technology|Nuclear Medicine|Surgical Technician|Ultrasound Technicians|Physical Therapist Assistant|Occupational Therapy Assistant|
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program is given to students of healthcare. The scholarship provides an up to $8,000 fund to support the student's education. The applicant must agree to a twelve-month service obligation in the healthcare industry.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Trooper Cory Elson Scholarship Adams County Community Foundation
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  • 700
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Community Service|
  • School (K-12): |Accredited High School|
  • Residence: Live in |Adams, IN|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to graduating senior of Adams County who's plan is to pursue a major in Community Service Field at an accredited college or university.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Mary Ann Elder Scholarship Fund Southwest Florida Community Foundation
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  • 1,300
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Social Work|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Charlotte, FL|Collier, FL|Glades, FL|Hendry, FL|
  • Residence: Live in |Lee, FL|
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Mary Ann Elder Scholarship Fund is given to students who aim to pursue a master degree in social work. The scholarship provides a $1,300 fund to students of the five-county area of Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee County.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 480 - 1,300
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Social Work|Counseling|
  • Residence: Live in |Blackford, IN|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was established in memory of Dorothy Gadbury to support a student pursuing an associate or a bachelors degree in fields of social work, counseling, or education.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details St. Vincent de Paul Society Scholarship Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Social Work|
  • Residence: Live in |Wisc Dells, WI|
  • Extracurricular: |Volunteer Activities|
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St. Vincent de Paul Society Scholarship aims to provide financial assistance to selected students from Wisconsin Dells Area. Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education. Consideration will be given to students pursuing a degree in Social Work.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 1,500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Social Work|
  • School (College): Attend |Colorado State University (CO)|Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO)|University of Denver (CO)|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|Volunteer Activities|
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Painter Service for Others Scholarship Fund provides a $1,500 to $5,000 fund a full-time junior or senior student who is planning to pursue a career as a K-12 teacher or a social worker focusing on assisting children and/or young adults. The program aims to support students with financial need that have participated in significant volunteer/community service work in high school and in college.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Enhancement Ministries Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 700
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Community Service|
  • Residence: Live in |Kalamazoo, MI|Calhoun, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Adults|Non-Traditional Students|
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Dr. V. Yvonne Conner, founder of Enhancement Ministries established this scholarship in 2002. This scholarship was intended to benefit adult men and women who have had at least seven years of employment beyond high school and seeking education or training to make a mid-career transition into a field of community service or seeking to enhance their skills within current service-related employment.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Two Oaks Scholarship Central Indiana Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 20,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Nursing|Medicine|Social Work|Counseling|Teaching|
  • School (College): Attend |Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Columbus, IN|Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IN)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students graduating from Ivy Tech- Central Indiana and planning to attend IUPUI. Applicants must be pursuing study in the field of nursing, medicine, teaching, social work, counseling or a similar profession dedicated to helping others.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Orfalea Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 2,500
  • 31 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Major: Study |Dental Hygiene|Nursing|Physical Therapy|Occupational Therapy|Social Work|Counseling|Psychology|Certified Nursing Assistant|Teaching|Public Health|Early Childhood Education|Sustainable Agriculture|
  • Employer: |Minor Child of Seasonal Farm Worker|Dependent of a Non-profit Agency employee|Dependent of a Nurse|Dependent of a K-12 Teacher|Dependent of a Ventura City Employee|Dependent of a Ventura County Firefighter|Dependent of a Ventura City Police Officer|Dependent of a Ventura County Sheriff Officer|
  • Disability: |Learning Disability|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduates or graduating seniors from a Ventura County high school who are planning to enroll full-time at an accredited vocational school, community college, or four-year college or university. Applicants must be pursuing studies in the field of Early Childhood Education, Teaching, Sustainable Agriculture (including organic gardening, permaculture, biodiversity, water food and nutrition, or interdisciplinary studies combining these areas), Nursing, Certified Nursing Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Social Work, Psychology/ Counseling, or any major provided student meets at least one of the criteria listed in the Other Special Requirements section and is a prior year recipient of an Orfalea Scholarship Award.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Major: Study |Agriculture|Family Services|
  • Organization: 4-H (Club)
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public High School|
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This scholarship was established by Richard and Sarah in honor of their parents Keith and Ann Elsbury. Keith had great commitment and accomplishments in the community with the support of Ann. The scholarship aims to benefit Purdue University students pursuing a bachelor's degree in the School of Agriculture or the College of Consumer and Family Sciences.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Ellyn Lancaster Scholarship East Tennessee Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Social Work|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Greene, TN|
  • Residence: Live in |Sullivan, TN|Washington, TN|
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This scholarship is open to high school graduate, GED recipient, or current college student who will study Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) or Masters of Social Work (MSW) and will enroll full-time at East Tennessee State University.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Education|Social Work|Psychology|Gerontology|Cognitive Studies|Neuroscience|Leisure Studies|Aging|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
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Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant is provided to students who are engaged in various disciplines. The program provides $5,000 to a doctoral student researching in topics not limited to psychology, education, gerontology, cognitive studies, neuroscience, leisure studies, aging and social work.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Aurora Rotary Lyle E. Oncken Scholarship Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Sociology|Occupational Therapy|Social Work|Social Services|Psychology|Community Mental Health|Speech Therapy|Vocational Counseling|
  • Residence: Live in |Aurora, IL|Kane, IL|Kendall, IL|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited Vocational|Accredited Trade|Accredited Professional Institution|Accredited Graduate School|
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The Aurora Rotary Lyle E. Oncken Scholarship awards scholarships to selected students planning to take up post-secondary studies relating to the social services. Applicants must have graduated from a high school within the Community Foundation service area.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Armando Mendez Memorial Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Theology|Sociology|Social Services|Psychology|
  • School (K-12): |Aurora Central Catholic High School, Aurora, IL|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|African American/Black|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to high school graduates of Aurora Central Catholic High School who are Hispanic or African-American students pursuing studies within the fields of engineering, psychology, social services, sociology, or theology at an accredited two or four-year institution, professional/trade/vocational school or graduate school in the US.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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