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Scholarships & Awards

Applying for Scholarships

Please use the Department of Social Work Graduate Scholarship Application for the following scholarships.

Linda M. Ashley Scholarship

The Linda M. Ashley Scholarship is a competitive award made to a nontraditional age student (age 30 or older) in social work.  BSW and MSW students are eligible to apply.  Applicants should submit a one-to two page statement addressing their interest in social work as a career, their journey as a nontraditional age student, and their academic and professional achievements.  Applications should be submitted to the Scholarship Committee at socialwork@winthrop.edu. Applications are accepted in February and awards are made in April of each year.  

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 one to two page statement addressing 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. Applications are accepted in February and awards are made in April of each year. 

Ernestine C. Player Scholarship

The Ernestine C. Player Scholarship fund provides scholarships and/or discretionary funds to benefit MSW students who demonstrate potential for academic excellence. Applicants should submit a one-page letter of application to the Scholarship Committee at socialwork@winthrop.edu. Awards are typically made in August.

Scholarship Nominations

BSW Field Excellence Award

This award represents exemplary achievement in BSW 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 MSW 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 BSW 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 MSW 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.

Other Funding

Graduate Associate Positions

The Department of Social Work offers a range of graduate associate positions for MSW students. These positions include a tuition waiver and hourly wage. Click here for more information.

Awards

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.  BSW 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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