MSW & Non-Degree Student Scholarships

The UConn School of Social Work offers scholarship opportunities for MSW students. Please carefully read the information below to ensure you meet the required guidelines.

Fall 2018 Scholarship Guidelines

Fall Scholarship Guidelines:

  • Deadline for Scholarship Application: November 2, 2018 11:59 pm
  • Application packet (refer to Fall 2018 Scholarship Application below) must be emailed to sswstudentservices@uconn.eduincomplete/late applications will not be considered
  • If applying for multiple awards, only one packet must be submitted per student as long as all scholarships applying for are indicated on the information form
  • Students can apply to more than one scholarship, however, may only be eligible to receive one
  • Scholarships awarded may affect your financial aid package
  • All recipients are required to attend the Scholarship Program on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. 

Fall 2018 Scholarships

Albert Brown Jr. 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 Counseling & Mental Health Services.

  • Scholarship offers one award for $500
  • Eligible criteria:
    • Completing field placement at UConn Counseling & Mental Health Services

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.

  • Scholarship offers four awards for $3,000 each
  • Eligible criteria:
    • Applicants must be enrolled full-time
    • Applicants must be employed at least part-time, working at the SSW is included

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.

  • Scholarship offers two awards for $500 each
  • Eligible criteria:
    • Applicant must be enrolled full-time
    • Demonstrate interest in working with or for the advancement of the poor in a social service agency or educational institution
    • Field placement must be in a social service agency or educational institution
    • Priority consideration given to a student with a major concentration in Individuals, Groups, and Families

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.

  • Scholarship offers one 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. Scholarship

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 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.

  • Scholarship offers one award for $1,000
  • Eligible criteria:
    • Applicants must be enrolled full-time
    • 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
    • Priority will be given to candidates who are fluent in English and Spanish

Fall 2018 Scholarship Application – Deadline: 11:59 pm on November 2, 2018

Application packet* must include (in the following order):

  1. Completed Scholarship Application form
  2. A one to two page letter which addresses the scholarship criteria
  3. A copy of your unofficial transcript for UConn School of Social Work
  4. One professional or educational letter of recommendation - Please have recommender provide you with letter of recommendation to include in your application packet

*All requirements must be combined into one PDF document before submission. PDF documents can be combined at the following link: http://www.pdfmerge.com/