scholarship opportunities

BSW Child Welfare Education Program

The BSW Child Welfare Education Program (CWEP) is a collaborative effort between the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University (ASU) and the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS).  Students who are accepted into the program receive their in-state tuition and mandatory fees paid through the Title IV-E, Child Welfare Field Education and Student Support Project.  Learn more.

MSW Child Welfare Education Program

The MSW Child Welfare Education Program (CWEP) is a collaborative effort between the Master of Social Work (MSW) program in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University (ASU) and the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS).  Students who are accepted into the program receive their in-state tuition, mandatory fees, and a stipend paid through the Title IV-E, Child Welfare Field Education and Student Support Project.  Learn more.

Ann Weaver Nichols Scholarship Endowment 

The Ann Weaver Nichols Scholarship Endowment in memory of Dr. Andy Nichols, Arizona State Senator and established to support Tucson based students with financial need, especially those who are raising children as single parents or grandparents and who have a commitment to promoting social change to benefit vulnerable populations.  The Ann Weaver Nichols Scholarship Endowment is a $500 scholarship awarded annually in the fall semester. Click here to apply

  • Full time work students enrolled in ASU’s Tucson campus BSW or MSW program.
  • Have a demonstrated financial need.
  • Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or above. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Raising children as single parents or grandparents.
  • Have a commitment to promoting social change to benefit vulnerable populations.

Bhatti Scholarship 

The Bhatti Scholarship established to recognize the dedication and leadership of Ajit Bhatti and his career, as well as his commitment on behalf of Arizona Public Service Company to the greater Phoenix area and it communities. It was Mr. Bhatti’s wish that a gift would benefit Phoenix’s inner-city youth.   The Bhatti Scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded annually in the fall semester. Click here to apply

  • Full time social work students enrolled in ASU’s online or on campus BSW or MSW program.
  • Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or above.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving inner-city youth.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Applicant is an inner-city youth.

Dennis Knapp Fellowship

The Dennis Knapp Fellowship established by Motorola, Inc. in memory of former Employee Assistance Program Director, Dennis Knapp.  The Dennis Knapp Fellowship is a $500 scholarship awarded annually in the fall semester. Click here to apply

  • Full and part-time social work students enrolled in ASU’s on campus or online MSW program.
  • Have a demonstrated financial need.
  • Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or above.
  • Must have an interest in one of the following career fields: case management, grief treatment and/or referral work, in such settings as employee assistance programs, agencies providing mental health and/or substance abuse services or crisis-focused programs.

Domingo Rodriguez Scholarship

The Domingo Rodriguez scholarship is made to benefit students in the School of Social Work in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions. Domingo "Papo" Rodriguez has been a leader in the behavioral health field for many years. This scholarship fund is established in his honor. The Domingo Rodriguez scholarship is awarded annually in the fall semester. Click here to apply

  • Full and part-time social work students enrolled in ASU’s on campus or online BSW or MSW program.
  • Applicant must have demonstrated community involvement and public service.
  • Applicant must have an interest in behavioral health.

Edith Kolodny Block Endowment Scholarship

The Edith Kolodny Block Endowment in memory of Edith Kolodny Block.  Ms. Kolodny Block was a graduate of the School of Social Work with her Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW).  She had a great sense of humor and a zest for life.  She was strongly committed to family counseling.  The Edith Kolodny Block Endowment is a $500 scholarship awarded annually in the fall semester. Click here to apply

  • Full and part-time social work students enrolled in ASU’s on campus or online BSW or MSW program.
  • Have a demonstrated financial need.
  • Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or above. 

Florence Eckstein Social Work Fellowship 

The Florence Eckstein Social Work Fellowship for MSW students. This scholarship is provided through the generous support of Paul and Florence Eckstein.
Florence Eckstein is a proud native of Phoenix. She earned her degrees at Phoenix College, the University of Arizona, and her Master of Social Work at Arizona State University.
Flo has devoted her life to her family and community, as a professional social worker and community newspaper publisher; and as a volunteer Trustee of ASU, with the ASU Watts College of Public Service and Community of Solutions, on the Alumni Board, on the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board, and with many community nonprofits.
The Florence Eckstein Social Work Fellowship is awarded annually in the fall semester. Click here to apply

  • Applicant must be pursuing a Masters of Social Work degree in Advanced Direct Practice
  • Applicant must have a concentration in children, youth, and families.
  • Must display a consistent academic excellence with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Gabe Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship

 On March 3, 2011 Neal Cash, President and CEO of Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, generously donated a large sum to form a new Scholarship Fund in memory of Gabe Zimmerman. This money established a scholarship in Gabe’s memory for students in the social work program here in Tucson.

This gift is one of many ways in which CPSA has supported and advocated for the Tucson Component of the School of Social Work and our students over the years.

Generous contributions were also received from the United Food and Commercial Workers Union and Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Mining Company.  ASU has pledged to contribute additional support to the fund to make scholarship resources available in perpetuity for social work students.

Gabe Zimmerman graduated from the ASU School of Social Work Tucson Component master’s-level program in 2006, then as a field instructor he helped nurture young adults who were interested in serving the Tucson community.  He continued mentoring others as his own path led him to the Office of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and an even larger arena in which to share his gifts and empathy.  In recognition of his service to others, on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, a room at the Capitol was dedicated to his memory.   Click here to read a story in the Washington Post describing the dedication of the room in the Capitol to Gabe Zimmerman.

FAQs

Who is eligible to receive the scholarship? This scholarship is open only to Tucson MSW students who have already completed at least one semester in the program.

How can I apply for this scholarship?  
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Gabe Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship.  Up to five scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each will be awarded. Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted by March 23, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Apply for the Gabe Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship.

To add your donation to this scholarship, please click here.

Karen Williams Endowed Scholarship

The Karen Williams Endowed Scholarship in memory of Karen Williams, Chair of the Glendale Community College Human Services Department for seventeen years and founding member of the ASU West Social Work Advisory Board.   The Karen Williams Endowed Scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded annually in the fall semester. Click here to apply

  • Full time social work students enrolled in ASU’s online or on campus BSW or MSW program.
  • Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or above.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Attending the Social Work program at ASU’s West campus.

Kettner Moroney Scholarship

 Established in honor of Dr. Peter Kettner and Dr. Robert Moroney and their collective contributions to the Arizona State University's School of Social Work and the community-at-large.  Requirements:

1) Full time PAC (Policy, Administration and Community) student

2) 3.5 + GPA

3) Demonstrate a commitment to social justice

TO APPLY:

Applicants must submit an essay articulating their commitment to social and economic justice. Why should you be awarded the scholarship?  The essay should include volunteer and paid experience that is relevant.  The essay should be double-spaced and no longer that 1000 words.

Marilyn Kurns and Family School of Social Work Scholarship

The Marilyn Kurns and Family scholarship for MSW students. This scholarship is being provided through the generous support of Marilyn and Nick Kurns known as the Marilyn Kurns and Family School of Social Work scholarship. The scholarship is intended to support MSW students who are single parents "striving to complete their education to provide a future for their families and improve their communities through the profession of social work." The scholarship is awarded annually in the fall semester. Click here to apply

Marilyn Kurns Scholarships

The Marilyn Kurns Scholarships for MSW students. This scholarship is being provided through the generous support of Marilyn and Nick Kurns known as the Marilyn Kurns School of Social Work Scholarship. The scholarship is intended to support MSW students who are single parents "striving to complete their education to provide a future for their families and improve their communities through the profession of social work." The Marilyn Kurns Scholarship is awarded annually in the fall semester. Click here to apply

Redman Family Scholarship 

The Redman Family Scholarship for BSW Students. This scholarship is provided through the generous support of Linda and Charles Redman.  The scholarship is intended to support BSW students who transferred from a community college to complete their degrees at ASU.  The Redman Family Scholarship is a $1,000.00 scholarships awarded annually in the fall semester. Click here to apply

  • Be a BSW student enrolled at the ASU School of Social Work who transferred from a community college. 
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
  • Have demonstrated financial need as defined by the ASU Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Desired Qualifications:

  • The donors also desire to provide assistance to students who are the first in their families to attend college.

Rita Rily Gross Endowment Scholarship

The Rita Rily Gross Endowment in memory of Rita Rily Gross, a person intensely concerned about the welfare of underprivileged children. The Rita Rily Gross Endowment Scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded annually in the fall semester. Click here to apply

  • Full and part-time social work students enrolled in ASU’s on campus or online BSW or MSW program.
  • Have a demonstrated financial need.
  • Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or above.
  • Must have as a career goal an interest in working with children.

2018 ASU MLK Jr. Student Servant-Leadership Award

Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Executive Director of ASU Gammage and ASU MLK Jr. Committee Chair, is soliciting nominations for the 2018 ASU MLK Jr. Student Servant-Leadership Award. This year’s theme is LOOK DEEPER SPEAK LOUDER.

The ASU MLK Jr. Committee will provide a $1,500 scholarship to the awardee to be used towards his or her educational costs. This scholarship is available to ASU full-time undergraduate or graduate students. The winner must be a full-time student during the spring 2019 semester.

Please submit this nomination by close of business on Monday, October 2, through campus mail to Michelle Johnson at MC 0205, fax 480/965-7663 or e-mail mmjcap@asu.edu.   https://www.asu.edu/mlk

Scholarship Application Deadline for 2018-2019 is Friday, April 13, 2018

Contact Information

School of Social Work
(602) 496-0800
https://socialwork.asu.edu
SSWScholarship@asu.edu