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We know how important financial aid is.  That is why we have taken the time to scan the internet and find as many scholarships as possible that exist for graduate students.  The list may not be long now, but its a start.  We will continue to search for new scholarships that might help you to fund your MSW studies.

NASW Foundation National Programs Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship

The Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a masters degree candidate in social work who demonstrates an interest in, or has experience with, health/mental health practice and has a commitment to working in the African American community.  Scholarship recipients now work in hospitals, medical clinics, and social services agencies that provide treatment and specialized services to African American patients.

NASW Foundation National Programs Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarship

The Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship is awarded to master’s degree candidates in social work who have demonstrated a commitment to working with, or who have a special affinity with American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations, or in public and voluntary nonprofit agency settings.

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is open to 9th-12th grade high school students, college students or graduate school students who are legal U.S. residents. Students not currently in school must plan to enroll in a higher education program within 12 months. Students may study any major and attend any college in the U.S. The award may be used for tuition, room and board, books or any related educational expense. A brief personal statement is required. $1000

Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund Book Scholarships

Two book scholarships in the amount of $500 each are awarded each academic year to students who have demonstrated a commitment to work for equity and social justice in social work. Fill out the book scholarship application.

Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund Book Scholarship Application

Edith Schwab Memorial Scholarship

The Edith Schwab Memorial Scholarship provides a one-time award of at least $1,000 to a graduate student with excellent academic records, financial need, and a desire to follow a career in public service.


The Fellowship: 
The Simon Fellowship is a $40,000 unrestricted grant awarded to those graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society. In addition, awards of $20,000 and $10,000 are made to two other outstanding students.

Examples of how recipients may use the award include:

  • Engage directly in the civic life of their community.
  • Help to create opportunity for others, including job creation.
  • Advance their expertise.
  • Fund the ultimate realization of their noble purpose.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund – General College Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund – General College Scholarship is available to students who are of Hispanic citizens. You must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident and plan to be enrolled full time in a degree seeking program at a two- or four-year U.S. accredited institution. You must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA, complete a FAFSA, and be pursuing your first undergraduate or graduate degree to be eligible for this award. $5000

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students is available to minority undergraduate and graduate students. You must have a background in the social sciences or humanities and have excellent writing and communication skills to be eligible for this award. Winners of this award will participate in an internship for 12 to 15 weeks during the summer at a Washington, DC, office of the Aspen Institute. $4000.

NHCFAE Rene Matos Scholarship

The National Hispanic Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees Rene Matos Scholarship is open to dependents of NHCFAE members, students of Hispanic descent, minorities, and women who are accepted at or currently attending an accredited post-secondary institution. Selection is based on financial need, academic achievement, student activities, honors/awards, community involvement, leadership, personal qualities and strengths.