MSW Program Scholarship Information
Scholarship application deadline is September 1, 2016 for the 2016-2017 program year.
Each year the WKU MSW Program has a limited amount of scholarship funds available for supporting MSW students in completing their graduate education.
All applications, when submitted, should be accompanied by a one-two page essay (double-spaced) discussing your specific career goals post-MSW graduation. Without this essay, your application will not be processed.
The MSW Scholarship Committee (comprised of MSW faculty members appointed by the MSW Program Director) reviews all applications for program scholarships. Applications are generally reviewed before each semester. Some scholarships are administered once a year; others are administered each semester. The Scholarship Committee makes award recommendations to the MSW Program Director, who then makes the final determination and notifies students of awards via email or letter of award.
It is expected that students receiving scholarships send a personal note of thanks to the funders for their grants and also provide documentation to the Program that the funds were used for the purposes intended.
The following scholarships are available:
Rural Social Work Scholarship
The faculty of Western Kentucky University’s Social Work funds this scholarship each year to provide scholarships to an MSW student with a financial need or to individuals of minority status who plans on working in rural Kentucky. Scholarship amount ranges from $100 to $500 per year.
- Student must have a financial need or have minority status
- Student must plan on working in rural Kentucky
Kentucky Social Welfare Foundation Scholarships
The Kentucky Social Welfare Foundation was established by the late Martha Davis to augment social services, especially to Kentucky’s rural poor. The Foundation’s grant is designated exclusively to support scholarships for social work graduate students. Scholarship amounts are variable and are allocated each semester.
- Student must have financial need
- Student must be working and/or doing field placement in rural area
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