The University of Maryland School of Social Work is proud to offer over $250,000 in scholarships and other awards to over 100 students each year. We continually strive to increase the available resources for our students and the number of scholarships continues to grow. Please review the opportunities below.
Merit Scholarships ▾
No Application Required
All newly admitted students are considered for merit awards as a result of applying to our program. These merit awards require no further application: Students do not apply for Merit Scholarships. Instead, you will be contacted if selected, but please note that the selection process won't begin until spring. All recipients will be notified by the first week of June.
Award Range: $2,000 to $10,000
- Annual Fund Scholarship
- Richard A. Batterton Scholarship for Social Justice and Public Policy
- Jennie Bloom Scholarship
- Board of Advisors Scholarship
- Dorothy C. Boyce Scholarship
- Barbara and Edward Brody Scholarship Fund
- Professor Harry Chaiklin Scholarship
- Corckran Scholarship Endowment
- Margery Singer Dannenberg Scholarship Endowment for the Prevention of Domestic Family Violence
- Jean M. Dockhorn Scholarship
- Sylvia and James Earl Scholarship
- Lois Blum Feinblatt Scholarship Endowment
- Sloane M. Francis, MSW ’97 Memorial Scholarship
- General Scholarship Fund
- Deans Lily Gold and Jesse J. Harris Scholarship Fund
- Myrna Davidov Goldberg and Dr. Morton Falk Goldberg Scholarship Endowment
- Geoff Greif Scholarship Endowment
- Gwendolyn C. Lee Scholarship Fund
- Sylvia and Ephraim Lisansky Scholarship Endowment
- Virginia Lane Magladery and Sarah Magladery Lamont Scholarship Fund
- McCuan Family Scholarship Endowment
- MedStar Health Scholarship
- LaFrance Muldrow Memorial Scholarship Endowment
- Resnick-Sollins Gerontological Scholarship
- Ellen Virginia Richardson Scholarship Fund
- Alison and Arnold Richman Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Jane Baum Rodbell Scholarship Endowment
- SunTrust Foundation Scholarship Endowment in Financial Social Work
- Woodside Foundation Scholarship Endowment in Financial Social Work
- Dean Ruth H. Young Scholarship Fund
- Leontine Young Endowed Scholarship Fund
Research Assistant Scholars Program ▾
By Invitation Only
Select students with experience/interest in research are invited to apply to the Research Fellowship.
Applications are reviewed and matches are made between each student and a faculty member’s research initiative. These awards are awarded to 1st and 2nd year students.
Award Range: $6,250 to $7,750
Scholarships for Students Entering Their Advanced Year ▾
Newly accepted students are NOT eligible for these awards. Only continuing students may apply for these funds.
Scholarships for Students Entering Their Advanced Year
Newly accepted students are NOT eligible for these awards. Only continuing students may apply for these funds.
Deadline to apply for all Advanced Year Scholarships: BEFORE Monday, May 14, 2018*
Award Range: $2,000 to $5,000
All questions should be directed to Sarah Wise at 410-706-0006 or SWISE@ssw.umaryland.edu.
PLEASE NOTE: Each scholarship has a separate application. Links for the applications are located on the scholarship page under each scholarship at http://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/students/scholarships/.
Alumni Association Scholarship (Awarded for Merit) (Extended deadline of before May 14th)
Three scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded from the Alumni Association’s Scholarship Fund. These scholarships are for continuing students (going into a second year or the advanced curriculum in the fall 2018 semester) who have completed at least 12 credits at the School. The application is available at https://umbforms.wufoo.com/forms/alumni-association-scholarship-form-201819/
Bou Family International Scholarship (Extended deadline of before May 14th)
An annual scholarship of up to $5,000 is available to a second-year student with an interest in international affairs/service. The application is available at https://umbforms.wufoo.com/forms/bou-international-scholarship-form-201819/
Richard W. Friedman Scholarship for Juvenile Justice or Criminal Justice (Extended deadline of before May 14th)
A $2,000 scholarship will be given to a student who plan to pursue careers in juvenile justice or criminal justice. The application is available at https://umbforms.wufoo.com/forms/richard-friedman-scholarship-form-201819/
Dr. Oliver C. Harris Scholarship for the Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence (Extended deadline of before May 14th)
A $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student with an abiding interest in the prevention of intimate partner violence through the practice of social work. The application is available at https://umbforms.wufoo.com/forms/oliver-harris-scholarship-form-201819/
The Gwendolyn C. Lee Award for Innovative Practice by a Social Work Student (Extended deadline of before May 14th)
A $2,000 award will be given to a student who has carried out a successful piece of innovative practice at their field instruction site with an organization, community, or on behalf of individuals. Gwendolyn C. Lee, after whom the award is named was, until her death in 1978, a social worker who practiced in a variety of settings in the Baltimore area. The application is available at https://umbforms.wufoo.com/forms/gwendolyn-c-lee-award-for-innovative-practice-18/
Julie and Erol Oktay Scholarship for Oncology Social Work (Extended deadline of before May 14th)
A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student with a commitment to the field of oncology social work. The application is available at https://umbforms.wufoo.com/forms/julie-oktay-scholarship-in-oncology-form-201819/
Linda S. Shapiro Scholarship (Extended deadline of before May 14th)
A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student with a commitment to the clinical field of practice. The application is available at https://umbforms.wufoo.com/forms/shapiro-scholarship-form-201819/
Camille Baudot Wheeler Scholarship for Policy Studies (Extended deadline of before May 14th)
A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student with an abiding interest in policy studies. The application is available at https://umbforms.wufoo.com/forms/camille-wheeler-scholarship-form-201819/
The Wise Family Scholarship for Addiction Studies (Extended deadline of before May 14th)
A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student with a commitment to furthering their career in addiction studies. The application is available at https://umbforms.wufoo.com/forms/the-wise-family-scholarship-form-201819/
The Woodside Foundation Scholarship in Financial Social Work (Extended deadline of before May 14th)
A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student with a commitment to the field of financial social work. The application is available at https://umbforms.wufoo.com/forms/woodside-foundation-scholarship-form-201819/
Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS) Fellowships and Scholarships ▾
Only Students referred to SWCOS from the Field Education Department are Eligible
2018-2019 Field Instruction Year (all scholarships have been awarded for 2017-18 academic year)
Contact the following individuals for more information on any of these offerings:
Assistant Director Becky Davis
E-mail: email@example.com, or 410.706.1880
Mark Battle Scholarship in Nonprofit Management:
One $2,000 scholarship is available for awarding to a student focused on non-profit management in a SWCOS Management and Community Organization placement during 2017-2018.
Paul Ephross Scholarship in Social Work with Groups:
One $2,000 scholarship is available for awarding to a student focused on working with groups in a SWCOS Clinical or Management and Community Organization placement during 2017-2018.
One $2,500 scholarship is available to a Foundation student whose field internship is within the Social Work Community Outreach Service.
Sandra D. Hess Scholarships for Community Practice:
Two $5,000 scholarships will be available to two foundation students who are outstanding in Community Practice.
Stanley Wencour Scholarship in Community Organizing:
One $2,000 scholarship is available for awarding to a student focused on community organizing in a SWCOS Management and Community Organization placement during 2017-2018.
Susan Wolman Fellowships for Work with Children and Families:
For the 2016-2017 academic year, two fellowships are being offered at $3,000 each and will be awarded to Clinical Concentration students placed in SWCOS field sites who are working with children and families.
The Behavioral Health Workforce Integration Service and Education (BHWISE) fellowship is a training program for advanced year MSW students interested in providing behavioral health services to individuals across the lifespan who live in underserved communities. BHWISE Fellows will receive inter-professional development opportunities, specialized seminars, focused coursework, and a $10,000 Stipend. The applications for the 2019-2020 cohort will be due in December 2018/January 2019 and will be available by October 2018 at http://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/bhwise/what-is-bhwise/apply/. To learn more about the BHWISE fellowship, please visit our webpage: http://www.ssw.umaryland.edu/bhwise/
UMB offers a number of scholarships to students who demonstrate a strong ability to succeed through their academic achievements, community leadership, and service.
National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) Scholarship
The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) will host its annual leadership conference for female graduate students, with a goal to provide a robust experience for the next generation of women leaders. UMB and UMBrella are again sponsoring this year’s event, and as part of our sponsorship, UMBrella will offer two scholarships for current UMB students to attend the three-day conference.
Scholarship winners will be able to take advantage of numerous workshop sessions, attend a graduate school and career fair, and listen to keynote speakers. In addition to these activities the students will be able to network with other students from around the country.
How to Apply
Please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested students must submit a one page letter (application) stating why you would like to attend.
For further information about the conference, please visit: www.nccwsl.org
Date: Wednesday, May 30th through Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
Location: University of Maryland, College Park
The Scholarship will cover conference registration fees, three nights of housing and scheduled conference meals.
Loan Forgiveness Program
Managing the Cost of Your Education
Awards Only for Students Granted –In-State Classification who Complete a FASFA by March 1.
Awards are distributed by Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).
Applications available online from the UMB Office of Student Financial Assistance & Education
Contact the UMB Office of Student Financial Assistance & Education:
Hours: Monday—Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
601 West Lombard Street, Suite 221
CSWE’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)
CSWE’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) is pleased to announce that the 2016–2017 Now Is the Time: Minority Fellowship Program–Youth (NITT MFP-Y) application period is now open. Deadline for submission is May 18, 2016, at 11:59 pm EDT.
The MFP-Y fellowship is designed to enhance the training of full-time, direct-practice focused, social work master’s students in the final year of study at a CSWE-accredited program. Fellowship recipients receive a 1-year fellowship that includes specialized training on mental health issues of children, adolescents, and transition age youths; a monetary stipend*; and other professional development supports.
Applicants must identify mental health service delivery to at-risk children, adolescents, and/or transition age youths (16–25) as their specialization and be committed to seeking employment in a behavioral health setting with this target population immediately after graduation. Complete eligibility information is posted on the MFP-Y "How to Apply" webpage with a link to the online submission system. Please note eligibility criteria refers to the 2016–2017 academic year.
The NITT MFP-Y program is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the purpose of reducing health disparities and improving health-care outcomes of racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent master’s degree behavioral health professionals in the public and private nonprofit sectors serving the underserved target population (at-risk children, adolescents, and/or transition age youths [16–25]). Questions: Please contact email@example.com or call 703-683-8080, Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm EDT.
*The monetary stipend last cycle was $6,500 per fellow over the course of the fellowship year. This amount is subject to change in 2016-2017, dependent on funding received from SAMHSA.