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Funding Your College Education: Social Work


Name Amount Information Due Date
Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship Up to $4000

Scholarships are awarded to master's degree candidates in social work who have demonstrated a commitment to working with, or who have a special affinity with, American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations. Candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to working with public or voluntary nonprofit agencies or with local grassroots groups in the United States are also eligible.

Verne LaMarr Lyons Scholarship $4333

Scholarships are awarded to master's degree candidate in social work who demonstrates an interest in or has experience with health/mental health practice and has a commitment to working in African American communities. Previous recipients now work in hospitals, medical clinics, and social services agencies that provide treatment and specialized services to African American patients.

National Association of Puerto Rican Hispanic Social Workers Varies

NAPRHSW offers annual scholarships only to first year MSW students who attend one of the following New York Universities: Adelphi University, Stony Brook University, Long Island University Post, Fordham University, Columbia University. Applicants must be bilingual/bicultural Spanish-speaking students.


Student Training and Education in Public Service (STEPS) Varies

By taking the necessary steps before applying to school or finishing a program, college degree-seekers can find various sources of financial aid that make their education more affordable. Students majoring in public service fields can take advantage of a wide variety of funding opportunities, especially scholarships dedicated to particular fields of study. While there are many websites with long lists of potential scholarship opportunities, how can you know which ones are worth your time to apply or fit your educational needs? This guide helps aspiring police officers, teachers, social workers, and related public service professionals find the necessary funding for their specialized college education. In the list below, we’ve done some research for you and provide direct links to the funding sources.

James F. Reville Scholarship $3000

The James F. Reville Scholarship is presented to an individual who intends to pursue a career related to the field of intellectual or other developmental disabilities such as behavioral sciences, social work, nursing, healthcare administration and management or psychology. Student must be a New York State resident.