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School of Social Work Anniversary Fellowship

This Fellowship was established to mark the occasion of the School of Social Work’s 60th Anniversary.  The fund will provide support for a graduate student enrolled full-time who demonstrates academic merit and financial need.

MSW Scholarships

Dr. Albert S. Alissi School of Social Work Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Albert S. Alissi, faculty emeritus, to provide financial assistance to a MSW student conducting Group Work practice. Preference is given to students working or doing internships in school social work, homelessness, criminal justice/juvenile justice, and in other types of community-based group work settings.

Nancy Tarr Berdon Scholarship
Retired Supreme Court Justice Robert I. Berdon established this award in 1994 in memory of his wife, the late Nancy Tarr Berdon MSW ’56. Mrs. Berdon was a noted social worker in the New Haven area engaged in direct practice and committed to working with the poor.

David Daniel Berdon Memorial Fund
This scholarship provides financial support for student, staff and faculty organized events designed to foster diversity, multiculturalism and tolerance.

Raymond and Mary Borecki–Buck Scholarship
Mary Borecki Buck ‘84 and Raymond Buck established this award to provide financial support to a non-matriculated student enrolled in the non-degree program with demonstrated academic achievement and interest in applying to the full-time MSW program.

Frank V. Carollo Scholarship
Mr. Carollo, a 1953 graduate of the School, established this scholarship to assist students who find it necessary to work to supplement their living expenses while attending school.

Mary Deane Scalora Scholarship
This scholarship was established in the memory of Mary Deane-Scalora, MSW ‘92 by her family to provide financial assistance to a Masters level student with demonstrated interest in working with or for the advancement of the poor in a social services agency or educational institution. Preference is given to a recipient who has completed his or her practicum in a social service agency setting or educational institution, with priority consideration given to a student with a major concentration in casework or group work.

Dana DeBiasi Scholarship
Stephen Pulaski established this award in 1996 in memory of his wife, Dana DeBiasi, who was a graduate of the class of 1987. Ms. DeBiasi, also a graduate of the Urban Semester Program, had a longtime commitment to working with the poor.

Shirley and Howard Dickstein Scholarship
Shirley and Howard Dickstein ‘71 established this scholarship to assist Masters students with their expenses while attending school.

Dr. Ivor J. Echols Scholarship
This fund was originally established by friends and colleagues to honor the late Associate Dean Ivor J. Echols on her retirement. The award is made to a student who has contributed significantly to the Organization of Black Social Work Students while a student at the UConn School of Social Work.

Charlotte M. Kinlock Scholarship
This award was established by Charlotte M. Kinlock, a 1981 graduate of the School and adjunct faculty member. The award provides financial assistance to a student in a field placement working with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues and provides financial support to School-sponsored organizations and activities that promote an understanding of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues.

Mary Fran and Peter Libassi  Scholarship
This award was established by retired Professor Mary Fran Libassi and her husband Peter. The award provides financial support to a non-matriculated student enrolled in the non-degree program with demonstrated academic achievement and interest in applying to the full-time MSW program.

Libassi/Wheeler Scholarship
This award was established by retired Professor Mary Fran Libassi and her husband Peter. The award is made to an outstanding student completing second year field placement at the Wheeler Clinic.

Vivian Michelson Scholarship
Vivian Michelson established this scholarship to provide financial assistance to female students in the area of law enforcement and violence prevention. The award is made to an outstanding graduate student in the MSW or Ph.D. program who also has demonstrated interest in the School’s Institute for Violence Prevention and Reduction.

Donna Millette-Fridge Scholarship
A scholarship fund was established in memory of the late Donna Marie Millette-Fridge, a 1997 graduate of the School, formerly employed with First Step, Inc., who dedicated her life to helping the mentally ill become self sufficient.

Dr. Julio Morales, Jr. Fellowship Fund
This Fellowship was established in honor of Dr. Julio Morales, Jr., retired professor and Dean of Students of the School of Social Work. Dr. Morales worked tirelessly to raise the visibility of the Latino population and was the founder of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Project at the School of Social Work. The Fellowship provides financial support to a graduate student in the MSW program of the School who demonstrates a commitment to engaging in outreach programs in the Latino community and has, or will have completed their field education practicum in the Latino community.

Murry Shapiro Scholarship
Retired Assistant Attorney General of the University of Connecticut, Paul Shapiro, established this scholarship in memory of his late father, Murry Shapiro, a former member of the Group Work faculty.

Miriam June Silverman Scholarship Fund

This Scholarship was established in memory of Miriam June Silverman by her husband Sydney. A 1976 graduate of the School of Social Work, Mrs. Silverman earned her Master’s degree after having dedicated many years to raising her family. She was also a well-known artist and at the time of her death, she was the Assistant Director of Service to Military Families for the Red Cross. The Scholarship provides assistance to a graduate student in the MSW program of the School of Social Work who demonstrates an interest and involvement in women’s issues.

Ph.D. Scholarships

The Kay W. Davidson Doctoral Scholarship Fund
This fund was established by Kay W. Davidson, Professor and former Dean, to support the University by providing scholarship support for full-time University graduate students enrolled in the doctoral program at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.

Shirley and Howard Dickstein Scholarship
Shirley and Howard Dickstein MSW ’71 established this scholarship to assist doctoral students with their expenses while attending school.

Debra and Bruce Fischman Endowed Scholarship Fund
Debra ‘89 and Bruce Fischman established this scholarship to provide financial assistance to academically outstanding graduate students enrolled full-time with a demonstrated financial need.

Vicki and Michael Konover Graduate Fellowship in Social Work
Vicki ‘96 and Michael Konover Graduate Fellowship in Social Work is intended to provide scholarships to outstanding students in the Ph.D. program with a demonstrated financial need, and who may be members of traditionally underrepresented groups from the Greater Hartford area.

T. Roderick Silcott Endowed Fund
T. George Silcott ‘61 established this fund in memory of his son, T. Roderick Silcott, which provides financial assistance to outstanding graduate students in the MSW and/or Ph.D. program, with preference given to minority students.

M. Elizabeth Sterling Scholarship
M. Elizabeth Sterling, a 1955 graduate of the School, established this scholarship to assist doctoral students with their expenses while attending school.