MSW Student Scholarships

The School of Social Work offers scholarship opportunities to matriculated MSW students during the Fall and Spring semesters. Those applying should carefully read the information below to ensure all required guidelines are met before submitting an application.

Fall 2020 Scholarship Guidelines

  • All matriculated MSW students are eligible to apply, including those graduating in the 2020-2021 academic year, as long as they meet the specific criteria for the award(s) they are applying for.
  • Students can apply to more than one scholarship, however, may only be eligible to receive one.
  • Scholarships awarded are applied to the Fall 2020 term. Scholarships awarded may affect financial aid. Questions regarding financial aid implications should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Aid Services at financialaid@uconn.edu.

To apply, please submit the Online Application for MSW Scholarships which includes a one to two page statement addressing the criteria of the scholarship(s) and your eligibility.

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm on Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Incomplete/late applications will not be considered
  • If applying for multiple awards, only one application needs to be submitted (multiple scholarships can be selected within the form)

Fall 2020 Scholarships

Albert Brown, Jr. Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is awarded to a student currently conducting their field placement at the UConn Counseling & Mental Health Services.

  • Scholarship offers one (1) award for $500
  • Eligible criteria:
    • MSW student currently completing field placement at UConn Counseling & Mental Health Services
  • Preferential criteria:
    • Second year MSW minority student
    • Demonstrate academic achievement and potential for future academic and professional accomplishments

Frank V. Carollo Scholarship Fund

Mr. Frank Carollo was a graduate of the UConn School of Social Work who worked part-time while attaining his education.

  • Scholarship offers eight (8) awards for $2,000 each
  • Eligible criteria:
    • Full-time MSW student
    • Demonstrate academic achievement
    • Demonstrate financial need
  • Preferential criteria:
    • Demonstrate potential for future academic and professional accomplishments

Mary Deane-Scalora Endowment Fund

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.

  • Scholarship offers two (2) awards for $500 each
  • Eligible criteria:
    • Full-time MSW student
    • Demonstrate interest in working with or for the advancement of the poor in a social service agency or educational institution
    • Have a field placement in a social service agency or educational institution
  • Preferential criteria:
    • Priority consideration given to Connecticut residents; students with a concentration in Individuals, Groups, and Families; students who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need

Charlotte M. Kinlock Endowment Fund in Social Work

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 on LGBTQIA+ issues and provides financial support to school-sponsored organizations and activities that promote an understanding of LGBTQIA+ issues.

  • Scholarship offers one (1) award for $2,000
  • Eligible criteria:
    • Must demonstrate an interest in working with the aforementioned populations through:
      • A field practicum
      • School organizations/activities
      • Community involvement

Dr. Julio Morales, Jr. Fellowship Endowment

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 a student who demonstrate 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.

  • Scholarship offers one (1) award for $1,000
  • Eligible criteria:
    • Full-time MSW student
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Demonstrate a commitment to engaging in outreach programs in the Latino community
    • Have or will complete a field education practicum in the Latino community
  • Preferential criteria:
    • Priority will be given to candidates who are fluent in English and Spanish

Dr. Adelaide Sandler Master of Social Work Student Support Fellowship

Dr. Sandler, who earned both her MSW and PhD from the school, was inspired by her fellow classmates who struggled to complete their degrees while bearing caregiving responsibilities for children and family members at home.

  • Scholarship offers one (1) award for $1,000
  • Eligible criteria:
    • Demonstrate financial need and/or academic achievement
  • Preferential criteria:
    • Priority consideration will be given to female students and/or students who are unpaid primary caregivers for another individual(s)