Scholarships for Social Work Majors

Social work is a noble calling. And there are many private endowments, professional associations, academic institutions and governments funds that provide scholarships to encourage and reward people who seek to help others as social workers. Often, these scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a certain subspecialty of social work, such as mental health, child welfare or substance abuse. To apply, students may have to submit letters of recommendation and an essay. They also may need to demonstrate their leadership abilities, as well as detail their past community service. Some scholarships for social work majors are available to graduating high school majors who have been accepted into a social work program. Others are reserved for students already enrolled in college. In some instances, applicants must meet a minimum GPA requirement and demonstrate financial need to be eligible. Look at our list below to identify the scholarship for social work majors that is right for you.

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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 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 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 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
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
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Social Work|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Illinois|
  • Residence: Live in |Aurora, IL|Kendall, IL|Southern Kane, IL|
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The INC Board Latino Master of Social Work Scholarship is awarded to students of Latino descent with bilingual and bicultural proficiency. Applicants must be students entering their final year of study to obtain a Master of Social Work degree.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details The Ruth Taylor Award Fund United Way of Westchester and Putnam
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Social Work|Public Health|
  • Residence: Live in |Westchester, NY| as a |Legal U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |Graduate School|US Accredited Colleges|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational support to students of Westchester County who are pursuing a graduate level education in the field of social work or public health at an accredited U.S. colleges or schools.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Ellen L. & Robert L. Weber Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Nursing|Social Work|Counseling|Psychology|
  • School (K-12): |Home-School|East Aurora High School, Aurora, IL|St. Charles North High School, St. Charles, IL|Aurora Central Catholic High School, Aurora, IL|Rosary High School, Aurora, IL|West Aurora High School, Aurora, IL|Yorkville High School, Yorkville, IL|Batavia High School, Batavia, IL|Aurora Christian Schools, Aurora, IL|Kaneland High School, Maple Park, IL|Marmion Academy, Aurora, IL|Metea Valley High School, Aurora, IL|Newark High School, Newark, IL|Oswego East High School, Oswego, IL|Oswego High School, Oswego, IL|Parkview Christian Academy, Yorkville, IL|Plainfield South High School, Plainfield, IL|Plano High School, Plano, IL|St. Charles East High School, St. Charles, IL|Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, IL|Yorkville Christian High School, Yorkville, IL|Geneva High School, Geneva, IL|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Two-year|Four-year|College|
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The scholarship is established to support graduating high school senior, undergraduate student or graduate student who have lost a family member or friend to suicide. Applicants must be graduates of a high school located within the Community Foundation service area with preference will be given to graduates of East Aurora High School and must be pursuing studies within the field of education or one of the following helping professions: counseling, nursing, psychology, or social work.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Aurora Township Youth Foundation Scholarship Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Social Work|Social Services|Social Studies|
  • School (K-12): Attend an |High School|
  • Residence: Live in |Aurora, IL|
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The Aurora Township Youth Foundation Scholarship provides scholarships to selected students pursuing a bachelors degree. Applicants must be taking up social work or social studies or pursuing a social service career. This is open only to Aurora Township high school graduates and residents.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Architecture|Art|Design|Economics|Science|Business|Journalism|Social Work|Life Sciences|Turf Management|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Canada|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
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DAAD-UAS7 Study & Internship Program in Germany (SIP) is a program where the students may study and have their internship in Germany for a year. The program also provides a travel scholarship of 1,000 euros.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details John and Agnes McFarlane Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 2,500 - 5,000
  • 15 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Nursing|Elementary Education|Journalism|Civics|Government|Healthcare|Social Work|Secondary Education|International Relations|Global Studies|International Cooperation|Public Policy|Public Administration|Public Health|Early Childhood Education|Administration of Justice|Physical Assistant|
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited Community College|State College or University|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to graduating senior of Ventura County or current college students who have demonstrated interest and involvement in the welfare of the community through their school and community activities and are pursuing a degree or certification preparatory leading to a career in public service at an accredited community college or four-year college or university in the state of California.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
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