Social Work Department Scholarships

Social Work Department Scholarships

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 All applications should be submitted to the Scholarship Committee at socialwork@winthrop.edu. Please read the requirements for each scholarship application carefully. Awardees for all Department Scholarships are announced at the Social Work Student Awards Ceremony in May and money is disbursed the following academic year.

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. 

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.

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 that highlights their potential for academic excellence.

Last Updated: 8/20/20