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Scholarships & Awards

Applying for Scholarships

Please read the requirements for each scholarship application carefully. Make sure you check your Winthrop email often to find out when applications are being accepted. 

Graduate Foundation Scholarship

The Graduate Foundation Scholarship is a competitive award available to both newly-admitted and current degree-seeking MSW students in good academic standing.  Recipients are selected on the basis of availability and future promise. Applicants should submit the Graduate Foundation Scholarship Application, two letters of recommendation, and a resume.  Applications should be submitted to the Scholarship Committee at socialwork@winthrop.edu.  

 Linda M. Ashley Scholarship

The Linda M. Ashley Scholarship is a competitive award made to a non-traditional student (age 30 or older) in social work.  B.S.W. and M.S.W. students are eligible to apply.  Applicants should submit a Department of Social Work Graduate Scholarship Application, a resume, and a personal statement. The one-to two page statement should address their interest in social work as a career, their journey as a non-traditional student, and their academic/professional achievements.  Applications should be submitted to the Scholarship Committee at socialwork@winthrop.edu.  

Virginia W. and Elizabeth C. Mortimer Scholarship

The Mortimer Scholarship is a competitive scholarship award made to MSW students who demonstrate a career interest in either affordable housing or emergency services.  Applicants should submit a Department of Social Work Graduate Scholarship Application, a resume, and a personal statement. The one to two page statement should address their interest in a social work career in either affordable housing or emergency services, and their academic and professional achievements. Applications should be submitted to the Scholarship Committee at socialwork@winthrop.edu

Ernestine C. Player Scholarship

The Ernestine C. Player Scholarship fund provides scholarships and/or discretionary funds to benefit M.S.W. students who demonstrate potential for academic excellence. Applicants should submit a Department of Social Work Graduate Scholarship Application, a resume, and a personal statement. The personal statement should be a one-page letter of application to the Scholarship Committee at socialwork@winthrop.edu.

Other Funding

Graduate Associate Positions

The Department of Social Work offers a range of graduate associate positions for M.S.W. students. These positions include a tuition waiver and hourly wage.

 

Award Nominations

BSW Field Excellence Award

This award represents exemplary achievement in B.S.W. field education including excellence in the performance of field internship duties and distinction in upholding the high standards of the social work profession. Nominations should be sent in electronic format to the Awards Committee at socialwork@winthrop.edu. Nominations are accepted in February and awards are given in April of each year.

MSW Field Excellence Award

This award represents exemplary achievement in M.S.W. field education including excellence in the performance of field internship duties and distinction in upholding the high standards of the social work profession. Nominations should be sent in electronic format to the Awards Committee at socialwork@winthrop.edu. Nominations are accepted in February and awards are given in April of each year.

BSW Academic Excellence Award

This award represents exemplary academic achievement as a student in the B.S.W. Program, including superiority in academic performance, excellence as an engaged participant within the social work learning community, and distinction in upholding the high standards of the social work profession. Nominations should be sent in electronic format to the Awards Committee at socialwork@winthrop.edu. Nominations are accepted in February and awards are given in April of each year.

MSW Academic Excellence Award

This award represents exemplary academic achievement as a student in the M.S.W. Program, including superiority in academic performance, excellence as an engaged participant within the social work learning community, and distinction in upholding the high standards of the social work profession. Nominations should be sent in electronic format to the Awards Committee at socialwork@winthrop.edu. Nominations are accepted in February and awards are given in April of each year.

 

Honor Society

Phi Alpha

The National Social Work Honor Society, Phi Alpha, is an honor society for social work students who have achieved academic excellence.  Winthrop University is home to the Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Phi Alpha.  B.S.W. students may be invited to join Phi Alpha after achieving sophomore status, completing eight hours of social work coursework, and earning a GPA of 3.25 or higher in social work courses and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  MSW students may be invited to join Phi Alpha after achieving last semester status with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher.

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