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MSW & Non-Degree Student Scholarships

The University of Connecticut School of Social Work offers scholarship opportunities for both MSW and Non-Degree Students. Students may apply to more than one scholarship, however, will only be eligible to receive one. Scholarships rewarded may affect financial aid packages. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Deadline for materials: January 5, 2018 (Application packet must be emailed to sswstudentservices@uconn.edu no later than 11:59 pm on this date.)

All recipients are required to attend the Scholarship Luncheon on April 19, 2018.

Scholarships for Matriculated MSW Students

Dr. Albert S. Alissi Scholarship

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.

Arakas-Kellerman Scholarship

This scholarship was established to provide financial support for graduate students enrolled full-time in the School of Social Work and demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.

Nancy Tarr Berdon Scholarship

The family of Nancy Tarr Berdon established this award in her memory. Nancy Tarr Berdon was a noted professional social worker in the New Haven area committed to working with the poor.

Albert Brown Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student currently enrolled at the UConn School of Social Work who is conducting their field placement at the UConn Mental Health Service.

Frank V. Carollo Scholarship

Mr. Frank Carollo was a graduate of the UConn School of Social Work who worked part time while attaining his education. He was particularly interested in helping those students who also work to support themselves while in school.

Mary Deane-Scalora Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Mary Deane-Scalora, MSW by her family to provide financial assistance to a Master’s level student with demonstrated interest in working with or for the advancement of the poor in a social services agency or educational institution.

Dana DeBiasi Scholarship

Stephen Pulaski established this award in memory of his wife, Dana DeBiasi, who was a graduate of the UConn School of Social Work. She was also a graduate of the Urban Semester Program and had a longtime commitment to working with the poor.

Shirley and Howard Dickstein Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Shirley and Howard Dickstein to assist Masters or Doctoral students with their expenses while attending school.

Dr. Ivor J. Echols Scholarship

Friends and colleagues of the late Dr. Ivor J. Echols, faculty member and prominent member of the African American community, established this award in her honor on her retirement. This award is made to a student who has contributed significantly to the Organization of Black Social Work Students while a student at the school.

Charlotte M. Kinlock Scholarship

Established by Charlotte M. Kinlock, graduate of the school and adjunct faculty member. This 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.

RuthAnn Lobo Social Work Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Panera Bread in honor of Rebecca Lobo Rushin, and in memory of RuthAnn Lobo to provide scholarship support for students in the School of Social Work who are completing their clinical placement in a hospital working with cancer patients. This may be awarded to one or more students at the Dean’s discretion.

Donna Millette-Fridge Scholarship

The Donna Millette-Fridge Scholarship was established in her memory by the School of Social Work in recognition of her commitment to helping the mentally ill become self-sufficient.

Dr. Julio Morales, Jr. Fellowship

This Fellowship was established in honor of Dr. Julio Morales, Jr., retired professor and Dean of Students 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 graduate student in the MSW program who demonstrates a commitment to engaging in outreach programs in the Latino community and has, or will have completed the field education practicum in the Latino community.

Murry Shapiro Scholarship

Retired Attorney General of the University of Connecticut, Paul Shapiro, established the Murry Shapiro Scholarship in memory of his late father, a former member of the Group Work faculty who taught at the School of Social Work.

Miriam June Silverman Scholarship

The Miriam June Silverman Scholarship was established in her memory by her husband and friends to help Social Work students who demonstrate interest and involvement on women’s issues.

Scholarship for Non-Degree Students

Raymond and Mary Borecki-Buck Scholarship

This scholarship will provide financial support to a non-matriculated student enrolled in the UConn School of Social Work’s Non-Degree Program.

Questions: Contact the Office of Student and Academic Services
Phone number: (959) 200-3687 Email: sswstudentservices@uconn.edu