How Can You Impact the Next Generation of Social Workers?

From the classroom studies to field training, the University of Maryland School of Social Work provides high quality education for tomorrow’s social workers.

Your investment as a donor directly impacts student success, research, and community outreach programs. Gifts to scholarships and emergency aid assistance for students facing a financial crisis both provide critical support for students working towards their social work degree. Your contributions for community outreach programs support faculty and staff to teach students how to best serve and advocate for clients. Giving to the School and supporting innovative research increases the breadth and depth of social work knowledge, enhancing academic training for students.

As a supporter of the School, you impact social work students who are preparing to be the change makers we need for a better future.

Farah HeadshotI am the first generation in my family to have been born in the United States, and my roots are here in Montgomery County. I hope to remain and serve. My experience, passion, and drive, paired with UMSSW’s curriculum, will ensure that I can be the right person advocating for my community.

– Farah, 2021-2022 Virginia Lane Magladery and Sarah Magladery Lamont Scholar

leisha headshotDuring my foundation year, I interned at the Social Worker in the Library program and now, in my advanced year, my field placement is with Positive Schools Center. SWCOS has expanded my understanding of how I, as a social worker, can help clients and organizations build equity and power. The trainings from SWCOS provided me with opportunities to collaborate with peers and learn from practitioners which helped me to better connect my coursework with real life circumstances.

– Leisha, SWCOS student and 2021-2022 Camille Baudot Wheeler Scholarship recipient

The Student Emergency Fund provided me with hope, and it showed me that someone really cared. It makes me really proud to be a social worker and a member of this community.”

 – Kylie, MSW graduate and recipient of the Student Emergency Fund