Scholarships/Grants/Fellowships/Loans

American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work
Amount: Varies
    • Description: The American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work offers the Judith Holm Memorial Student Awards to master’s level social work students in their final year of coursework. The applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of mastery in the field of social work as well as show the skills necessary to begin practicing in the field. Interested and qualified students submit a paper describing the process of assessment, intervention development, and treatment with one of the student’s clients.

    • URL: abecsw.org

 

The Allied Healthcare Scholarship (AHS)

Amount: Up to $4,000

    • Description: Offers up to $4,000 per academic year in exchange for a one-year service obligation or 100 hours of volunteer service practicing direct care in a medically underserved area (MUA) of California.

    • To Apply: www.calreach.oshpd.ca.gov (**Starting July 1st applicants will be able to register and apply**)

    • URL: www.healthprofessions.ca.gov


American Association of University of Women Scholarship
Amount: Varies
    • Description: To receive an application packet (or ask questions), contact tide-pooler@suddenlink.net or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

    • Attn: Paula Parodi AAUW Scholarship Chair

867 Dean St., Eureka, CA 95501


American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work
Amount: Varies
    • Description: The awards recognize excellence in student professional development demonstrated by original clinical practice papers. Available to students attending a part-time, three-year program.

    • For more information, visit the Judith Holm and Howard D. Snooks award page, or contact the ABE Student Awards Coordinator: (800) 694-5285.

    • URL: https://abecsw.org/


American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC)

Amount: Varies

    • Description: Graduate fellowships are offered for American Indian and Alaskan Native students. AIGC awards vary based on unmet need. Applicants must be pursuing a master's or doctorate degree as a full-time student.
    • For an application contact:

AIGC

3701 San Mateo, NE, #200

Albuquerque, NM 87110



California Society for Clinical Social Work Jannette Alexander Scholarship
Amount: $500
    • Description: The Jannette Alexander Foundation for Clinical Social Work is looking for applicants in their second or final year of the MSW program with exemplary clinical skills/ aptitude.

    • Please be sure to highlight these attributes in the essay portion of the application. -

    • Applicants should include 2 references from a clinical placement/employment.

    • 2nd year MSW Student with exemplary clinical skills and aptitude

    • Deadline for submission-January 15th

    • If you have any additional questions please send them to JAF@clinicalsocialworksociety.org

    • URL: http://clinicalsocialworksociety.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1630134


Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund
Amount: $500

Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship
Amount: Varies                                             
    • Description: The Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship is awarded based on the projected annual earnings to the fund and contributions. A panel reviews applicants and selects the award recipient. Up to 10 scholarships of up to $4,000 each will be awarded. In 2017-2018, 10 scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each were awarded.   

 

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund                                           
Amount: Varies                                                                
    • Description: The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. 

    • URL: https://davisputter.org/apply-for-scholarships/

 

Eureka Rotary Club-Woolford and Hedgy Fellowship 
Amount: ($1,000-$1,500)
    • Description: Available to graduate students that will be enrolled in 9 or more units

    • Students from the Humboldt service area are encouraged to apply

    • URL: http://rotary1.org/grant-applications/

 

Fund for Lesbian and Gay Scholarships (FLAGS)
Amount: Varies
    • Description: This fund provides financial assistance to gay, lesbian, and bisexual students involved in the community. The scholarship amount varies and depends on financial need.

    • The deadline is mid-September for the current school year.

    • For more information about FLAGS scholarship programs or for an application, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Whitman-Brooks, The Scholarship Fund

PO Box 48320

Los Angeles, CA 90048-0320.



George E. Meares Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
    • Description: These scholarships are granted for the support of graduate study in social work, social sciences, and criminal justice. These scholarships are open to all citizens of the United States.

    • Applicants must be enrolled full time in a four-year accredited collegiate institution, in good standing with the collegiate institution, and seeking a graduate degree in social work, social sciences, or criminal justice.

    • To apply or request information, contact:

George E. Meares Scholarship Committee Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

2714 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20001


IHS (Indian Health Service) Scholarship
Amount: Tuition, fees, living expenses
    • Description:The Indian Health Service (IHS) offers three scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students in order to train health professionals to staff Indian health programs: Preparatory, Pre-Graduate and Health Professional.

    • Must meet eligibility requirements

    • The IHS Scholarship Program awards scholarships based on a 100-point ranking system divided among three categories: Academic Performance (40 points), Faculty/Employer Evaluations (30 points), and Applicant Essays (30 points)

    • URL: http://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/

 

Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarships

Amount: $1,000-$7,000                    


Patricia O. McConkey Outstanding Graduate Student Award/Graduation with Distinction Office of Academic Programs and Undergraduate Studies Amount: Varies

 

25 Scholarships for Social Work Students

Amount: Varies

URL: https://www.socialworkguide.org/resources/scholarships/

 

Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Award
Amount: Varies
    • Description: Women’s Opportunity Award seeks to recognize and support women who are pursuing additional skills, training and education. This $2,000 cash award helps women who are the primary wage earners for their families to enter or return to the workforce or to improve their employment status.

    • Eligibility: The award is open to women demonstrating financial need who provide the primary financial support for their family and who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or undergraduate degree program. The recipient will also be eligible for awards from Soroptimist Sierra Pacific Region and Soroptimist International of the Americas.

    • URL: http://www.soroptimist.org/awards/awards.html

 

The American Cancer Society
Amount: $12,000
    • Description: This organization has a very generous two-year grant for second-year Social Work master’s degree students who will work in the field of oncology. It is an annual gift of $12,000. The student will train to provide psychosocial services to individuals with cancer and services to their families.

    • URL: www.cancer.org

 

The California Society for Clinical Social Work
Amount: Varies
    • Description: This organization is for Clinical Social Workers in the state of California. There are two scholarships for MSW students interested in clinical practice at UCLA or USC.

    • Contact: (916) 560-9238

    • URL: clinicalsocialworksociety.org

 

The National Association of Social Workers California Chapter
Amount: $1,000

 

The National Association of Social Workers
Amount: Varies
    • Description: Offers two MSW-level scholarships for students who are members of NASW. The Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarships are awarded to master’s degree candidates in social work interested in working with American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations or in public and voluntary nonprofit agency settings.

    • Up to 10 scholarships of up to $4,000 each are awarded.


The Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
    • Description: This award is for women 17 years of age or older. Women must be mothers with minor children, enrolled in school for skills training, ESL, GED, a technical or vocational career, an associate degree, a first bachelor’s degree, or a professional master’s or doctoral degree. They must be enrolled in an accredited program for the school year and be in a low-income bracket.

    • URL: www.patsyminkfoundation.org

 

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Amount: Varies
    • Description: This award is for 30 new Americans, immigrants or children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the U.S. Each fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States.  
    • URL: https://www.pdsoros.org/apply

 

The California Society for Clinical Social Work
Amount: Varies
    • Description: This organization is for Clinical Social Workers in the state of California. There are two scholarships for MSW students interested in clinical practice at UCLA or USC.

    • Contact: (916) 560-9238

    • URL: clinicalsocialworksociety.org


The National Association of Social Workers California Chapter
Amount: $1,000

The National Association of Social Workers
Amount: Varies
    • Description: Offers two MSW-level scholarships for students who are members of NASW. The Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarships are awarded to master’s degree candidates in social work interested in working with American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations or in public and voluntary nonprofit agency settings.

    • Up to 10 scholarships of up to $4,000 each are awarded.
    • URL: http://www.naswfoundation.org/gosnell.asp

 

The Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarships
Amount: Varies
    • Description: Awarded to master’s degree candidates in social work who demonstrate an interest in or have experience with health/mental health practice and have a commitment to working in the African American community. Up to 2 scholarships of up to $2,000 each will be awarded.

    • URL: http://www.naswfoundation.org/lyons.asp

 

The California Society for Clinical Social Work
Amount: Varies
    • Description: This organization is for Clinical Social Workers in the state of California. There are two scholarships for MSW students interested in clinical practice at UCLA or USC.

    • Contact: (916) 560-9238

    • URL: clinicalsocialworksociety.org


The National Association of Social Workers California Chapter
Amount: $1,000

The National Association of Social Workers
Amount: Varies
    • Description: Offers two MSW-level scholarships for students who are members of NASW. The Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarships are awarded to master’s degree candidates in social work interested in working with American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations or in public and voluntary nonprofit agency settings.

    • Up to 10 scholarships of up to $4,000 each are awarded.
    • URL: http://www.naswfoundation.org/gosnell.

 

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students Amount: up to $4,000 

 

Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (WISP) for Women Survivors of Abuse
Amount: Varies
    • Description: To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, the applicant must be a woman who is a direct survivor of intimate partner abuse. While we abhor abuse from any source, our effort is in assisting those women who are survivors of partner abuse. Women who have been parted from their batterers for more than five years may also apply. However, funding for these individuals may be limited.

    • Phone/Email: (910) 397-7742 / nancy@wispinc.org

    • URL: http://www.wispinc.org/Programs/WISP/tabid/62/Default.aspx


Women’s Re-Entry Scholarship
Amount: $250-$1500

 

Humboldt Area Foundation Scholarships (Available on January 15th) (www.hafoundation.org)

 

Ecotrust Native American Scholarship Fund
Amount: Varies
    • Description: For the purpose of supporting access to undergraduate and graduate college education by American Indian/Alaskan Native/First Nations Student. Supports the educational needs and promotes the next generation of Native American leaders in the Ecotrust bioregion.

    • Candidates who meet all of the following criteria are eligible:

      1. Current HSU undergraduate and graduate students
      2. Students from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California may apply
      3. Minimum 2.5 GPA
      4. Full time students preferred
      5. Majoring in: Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, (biology, etc) Law, Public Health, Planning, Economic Development, or Social Work
      6. Demonstrate financial need
      7. Important: Must demonstrate American Indian or Native American tribal membership or descent from an Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or California tribe.
      8. Demonstrate leadership qualities



Humboldt State University Scholarships: (http://www.humboldt.edu/finaid/types_of_aid.html)

 

Charles Bloom
Amount: $1,500

 

Doris and Thomas Montgomery Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
    • Description: Single parent, have exemplary extra-curricular/community service activities, or have demonstrated interest/aptitude in national or international affairs.

    • Have a better 3.0 or better cumulative GPA and will be a full-time undergraduate (12 or more units per term) or graduate (9 or more units per term) student in the upcoming school year

    • URL: https://humboldt.academicworks.com/opportunities/435

 

Edith and Adolph Pederson Scholarship
Amount: $1,000

 

Frank and Carolan Walker Scholarship
Amount: $700

 

Graduate Equity Fellowship
Amount: $2,500
    • Description: Must be a California resident and will be a graduate student in the upcoming school year

    • Essay required: List major activities you have been involved in and awards and honors you have received.

    • URL: https://humboldt.academicworks.com/opportunities/656



Humboldt State Department of Social Work Financial Aid:

 

BASW – Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Project
Amount: Varies

 

MSW - Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Project
Amount: Varies

Title IV-E Pathway Program
Amount: Varies
    • Description: The part-time distributed learning online program is for individuals looking to further their education while maintaining residence in rural/surrounding communities and continuing their work in the county or tribal child welfare field.

    • Part-time Distributed Learning students and (BASW or MSW) who live in rural and remote regions of California and who are employed by a county or Tribal social services organization.

    • For more information contact: Title IV-E Pathway Project Coordinator (707) 826-4449.

    • URL: https://socialwork.humboldt.edu/content/pathway-program

 
The Deborah Cline Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,500
    • Description: For a student who is completing a field placement in a medical social work setting.

    • For more information contact the Department of Social Work office or the Humboldt State Office of Financial Aid.

    • URL: https://scholarships.humboldt.edu/stars/

 

MSW Distributed Learning Scholarships
Amount: Up to $3,000
    • Description: Offers several scholarships for the Distributed Learning MSW Program.

    • Applications will be sent out to current Distrbuted Learning students in the Spring semester.



Social Work Faculty Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

    • Description: Have a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA and must be a full-time undergraduate (12 or more units per term) or graduate (9 or more units per term) student in the upcoming school year.

    • Will be a junior or senior level student, or a graduate student, in the upcoming school year, preference given to Humboldt County High School graduates.

    • URL: https://humboldt.academicworks.com/opportunities/192



Internship Assistance for Social Work Students

Amount: Varies

    • Description: Based on participation in social work field experience and status as a social work student who is not receiving a CalSWEC-related stipend.

    • Contact: Humboldt State University Social Work Department

    • URL: http://www.humboldt.edu/socialwork/

 

Loans:

 

Federal Perkins Loan

 

William D. Ford Federal Direct Student Loan

 

Loan Forgiveness & Loan Repayment: 

 

Bill Raskob Foundation Educational Loan Program

Amount: $3,000-$5,000

    • Description: The Bill Raskob Foundation offers educational loans at no interest to U.S. citizens enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education for the upcoming school year.

    • Repayment of loans begins six months after graduation.

 

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program

Amount: up to $60,000

    • Description: The NHSC Loan Repayment Program is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and works to offer loan repayment to social workers for a two-year commitment in a shortage area, and who are licensed in the state they plan to serve. The Loan Repayment Program offers funding based upon the need of the community in which a provider works.

    • For more information contact:

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program

2070 Chain Bridge Rd., Suite 450

Vienna, VA 22182

 

The College Cost Reduction Act of 2007

Amount: Varies

    • Description: A public service loan forgiveness program that will discharge any remaining educational debt after 10 years of full-time employment in public service. Loan forgiveness would be offered to those who hold public service jobs (including social workers in a public child or family service agency). The interest rate on subsidized student loans would be cut in half, from 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent, over four years beginning in 2008.

    • Contact the U.S. Department of Education at (800) 433-3243 for more information or to find out if you are eligible for loan forgiveness.

 

Search Engines:

 

  • Fast-Web

  • CollegeBoard.com

  • College Xpress

  • Petersons.com

  • SRN Express

  • Super College

  • Xap.com

 

Other Resources:

(Certain educational expenses can be deducted on State and Federal Income taxes as noted on the IRS website. URL: http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96341,00.html)



Federal Work Study (FWS) Amount: Varies

    • Description: A financial aid program that allows you to work on campus, or in the community, to earn money to meet your educational costs. If you have been awarded Work Study, it will be indicated on your Financial Aid Award Notification.

    • URL: http://www.humboldt.edu/finaid/work_study.html

 

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Fellowship Program (MHSAFP) Amount: Varies

    • Description: Designed for racial/ethnic minority individuals pursuing a doctoral degree in social work who hold a social work master’s degree from a CSWE accredited program, and who are preparing to provide leadership in practice, research, teaching, and policy promulgation in government and private organizations serving ethnic minority persons with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.

    • The purpose of the program is to reduce health disparities and improve health care outcomes of racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent behavioral health professionals with doctoral degrees available to underserved populations in the public and private nonprofit sectors.

    • URL: http://www.cswe.org/CentersInitiatives/ScholarshipsandFellowships/MFP.aspx