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Financial Aid and Scholarships

The School of Social Work is aware of a number of different funding opportunities for students. This list is not exhaustive but is meant to
help students identify sources of funding for their program. The table indicates the name of the award, a brief description, the student's
eligibility level, the approximate amount of the award, the application deadline, and the link to further information. Generally,
applications are due in Spring for the next academic year.
 

 

Name of Award                  
 
 
Description   
                                    
 
 
Level of Eligibility     
 
 
 
 
 
Amount         
 
 
 
 
Application Deadline        
 
 
Link          
 
TN Department of Children's Services
Tuition Assistance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DCS offers tuition assistance to future social workers.
 BA students apply through the University of Memphis. MSW students must be current DCS employees 
 
 
 
 
 
BA, MSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Full tuition for
3-4 semesters +
stipend
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Typically June 15th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mulford Scholarship
(3.0 GPA, 3.5 GPA in SW) 
 
 
 
 
One award for an outstanding undergraduate
social work major.
 
 
BA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$2000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
February 1st through
Tiger Scholarship Manager  
 
 
 
 
 
Cicely Crawford
Scholarship
 
 
 
Requires student to complete an internship
at CMI Healthcare
 
 
BA, MSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$1200
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
February 1st through 
Tiger Scholarship Manager
 
 
 
 
 
Harless Scholarship 
for Social Work
 
 
Requires student to complete an internship at SRVS
 
 
BA, MSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
$750
 
 
 
 
 
 
February 1st through  
Tiger Scholarship Manager
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
McGaughran Fellowship
for social work
 
 
 
Awards for two students who are in unpaid
internship placements
 
 
BA, MSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$2000
 
 
 
 
 
 
February 1st through 
Tiger Scholarship Manager
 
 
 
 
Part-Time Masters
Fellowships
 
 
 
1-2 awards competitively
offered by the Graduate School
 
 
MSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$1500
 
 
 
 
 
 
TBA
 
 
   
 
Selected by the faculty.
 
 Graduate Student 
Worker Positions
 
 
 
 
 
Work approximately 10 hours per week with a faculty
with a faculty member on a research project
 
 
 
 
MSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$18 per hour
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 1st 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
Graduate Scholarships
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Support for students paying out-of-state tuition or DSW students teaching as part-time faculty as
funding is available
 
  
 
 
 
MSW, DSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$1000-$1500
per semester
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 1st
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 Graduate Assistantships
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Teach 1 course per semester and work 5 hours per week with a faculty member
 
 
 
 
 
 
DSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 hours of tuition
per semester and $900 per month
stipend
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 1st 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Housing & Community
Development Fellowships
 
 
 
 
Complete an internship in a macro level placement
setting
 
 
 
MSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$6,000 +
Tuition Waiver
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Varies but generally Spring
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Midsouth Social Work   Scholarships for Disadvantaged   Students  (MSW-SDS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
INTEGRATE
 
 
 
 
 
Funding for MSW students who meet the federal
definition of disadvantaged (economically,
educationally, or environmentally)
 
 
 
 
Interdisciplinary training grant for second-year MSW
students
 
 
 
 
 
MSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Varies, dependent on financial need with a maximum of $40,000
per year per student 
 
 
 
 
$10,000 per year
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
June 1st 2022 Deadline  Awards will be announced if funding
is available
 
 
 
 
May 1st 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INTEGRATE information (Click Here)
 
 
 
 
 
Memphis Opioid Workforce
Paraprofessional Expansion
Program  (MOW-PEP)
 
 
 
Stipend program for students with an interest in substance abuse       
 
 
 
 
BA, MSW 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$3000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TN Area Health Education
Center Scholarships
 
 
 
 
Program to expand the diversity and skills of health care professionals
 
 
 
 
MSW

 

 
 
 
   
$500 per semester
 
       
July 15th
 
   

https://tnahec.org/ahec-scholars/

CSWE MFP
 
 
   
Council on Social Work Education
Minority Fellows program
 
 
MSW, DSW
 
 
 
 
   
TBA
 
 
       

 

Spring.  Fill out interest form to be   notified of next deadline
 
 

 

 

PNA Scholarship
                                       
                                         

 

For additional information about funding your program, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid: https://www.memphis.edu/financialaid/