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College of Human Environmental Sciences

Scholarship Information

A number of scholarships are available to qualified students based on private philanthropy of donors who have established endowments in support of the School (listing follows) and the College of Human Environmental Sciences. These scholarships may be need-based or merit-based or both and may be geared toward a particular academic level. Full-time students are given priority. Undergraduate students should complete the MU Scholarship Form for campus and Human Environmental Sciences scholarships. Also, undergraduate declared social work students may apply for scholarships through the School of Social Work. BSW Scholarship Application (PDF). Graduate students must complete the School's Scholarship Application (PDF) and submit it to the Graduate Support Person. See complete list of college-wide and department/school-specific graduate scholarships and fellowships.

Deadlines:

Undergraduate Student Deadlines:
Entering Freshman: December 1
Continuing or Transfer: February 1

Graduate Student Deadlines:
Fall/Summer awards: January 15
Spring awards: September 15

Doctoral Student Deadline:
Entering or Continuing: January 15

FAFSA Deadlines:
FAFSA available: January 1
Mizzou's priority deadline for submission or renewal of the FAFSA: March 1
State of Missouri's FAFSA priority deadline for need-based aid: April 1

School of Social Work Scholarships

Below is a listing of some of the School of Social Work scholarships that are available.

Awarded to students pursuing a graduate degree in the School of Social Work.

Established in memory of Bettyann Dubansky, a former faculty member of the School of Social Work from 1964-1992. Awarded to social work students, with preference given to students with disabilities who are pursuing a social work career working with individuals with disabilities.

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Established by Charles Cowger, former faculty member and former director of the School of Social Work. Awarded to students enrolled in the Masters of Social Work Program. Recipients must have demonstrated commitment to peace making in all aspects of life from interpersonal to international and invested in developing and maintaining alternatives to violence in civil society in the 21st Century.

Established by Dr. Colleen Galambos, current faculty member and previous director for the School of Social Work. This award provides assistance to single mothers who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in social work at MU. This assistance will be provided to help offset the challenges these individuals face and to give recognition for the courage these individuals demonstrate in pursuing the dream to have a career focused on advancing social and economic justice for all persons.

Established by faculty member, Dr. J. Wilson Watt, in honor of his parents’ memory and to increase understanding of and appreciation for gay/lesbian issues. Awarded to doctoral or master's level social work students and is intended to encourage openly gay/lesbian students who are interested in conducting research on gay/lesbian issues. May also be awarded to non-gay/lesbian graduate students who are interested in research service delivery issues for the gay/lesbian population.

One or more annual scholarship awards shall be made to graduate students enrolled in the School of Social Work in the College of Human Environmental Sciences. Preference shall be given to students with an interest in health care and behavioral health.

Established by Betty Simon and Chris Simon in memory of mother and grandmother, Francis Shields Johnson. This is awarded to graduate students in social work with preference given to non-traditional students who have shown dedication to working with children and helping families.

One or more annual scholarship awards shall be made to undergraduate students in their junior or senior year who are enrolled in the School of Social Work in the College of Human Environmental Sciences.

Established by the former director of social work at Fulton State Hospital and long-time friend of the School in support of the PhD program. Preference shall be given to doctoral students whose research focuses on public mental health services for the chronically mentally ill.

Established by Drs. Joseph &Judith Davenport in honor of their daughter Jennifer Schroeder. Awards will be for students that have designated social work as their major. The Davenports wanted to cultivate an interest in Social Work with students who are Missouri residents with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is outlined for Freshman or Transfer students who have earned an Associate degree prior to enrolling at MU.

Established by Friends of Dr. Joanne Mermelstein, former faculty member for the School of Social Work. Awarded to graduate students enrolled in the Masters of Social Work Program.

Established by Dr. Davenport in honor of the School’s 75th anniversary of professional accreditation. Student shall be preferably from small towns (less than 20,000) or rural areas. This does not preclude students with an interest in practice, policy or research in rural area from receiving. Recipient shall exhibit academic excellence and shall be a motivated student.

Established by Dr. Davenport’s husband, Joseph Davenport, and daughter, Jennifer Kemper, in honor of her eight years as director and continuing service to the School. Awarded to social work undergraduate or graduate students with an interest in mental health. Academic performance, community service, extracurricular activities, financial need and potential for significant contribution to the field of social work should be taken into consideration.

To fund one or more annual scholarship awards to be given to students enrolled in the School of Social Work. To fund seminars for students, faculty, and interested individuals. To fund travel assistance for current students to attend important social work conferences. To fund degree completing assistance for students that apply, but do not receive such funds from the College of Human Environmental Sciences.

Established by Dr. William D. Johns, family members, and friends, in honor of Mariana Paull Johns, who received a Master of Social Work in 1988 at the age of 62. Awarded to social work graduate students who have a demonstrated financial need. Preference shall be given to the non-traditional student.

To provide support for the School of Social Work under the following terms and conditions: Approved expenditures from the fund shall include, but not be limited to, scholarship and/or student awards, lecture series, faculty awards, and general enhancement of the School of Social Work.

Established by Marjorie Sable, Professor and Director of the School of Social Work. Awarded to social work students who demonstrate an interest in public health social work. This includes, but is not limited to, students who are enrolled in the dual MSW/MPH program, or who are enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Public Health, or who are doing their practicum in a public health setting.

One or more annual scholarship awards shall be given to graduate students pursuing a Master's Degree in Social Work with an interest in the area of military social work. Preference shall be given to graduate students interested in obtaining the graduate Certificate in Military Social Work and/or doing their practicum in a setting that serves veterans, active military and their families. Selection of the recipient(s) and pertinent details, including number and amount of award(s) shall be made by the Director of the School of Social Work, or by a committee or persons authorized to act on behalf of the Chair.

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To be awarded annually and the recipient(s) will be formally recognized during the Awards and Honors Convocation held in the fall. The recipient(s) will be enrolled as a full time graduate student. The scholarship may be renewed. Selection of the recipient(s) and pertinent details, including number and amount of award(s) shall be made by the Director of the School of Social Work, or by a committee or persons authorized to act on behalf of the Chair.

One or more annual scholarship awards shall be given to students enrolled in the School of Social Work. Preference shall be given to students with interest in International studies.

Dr. Sundet, a former faculty member and researcher for the School of Social Work. This award is for graduate students in Social Work with an interest in pursuing positions within Policy, Planning and Administration related to Social Welfare and Social Services.

Mary Carter, a 1950 Master of Science in Social Work graduate. Awarded to worthy students in the School of Social Work.

Preference shall be given to students with a demonstrated financial need.

Awarded to students pursuing a degree in social work who have a demonstrated financial need.

Awarded to students pursuing a degree in social work who have an interest in medical social work, especially pediatric and adolescent health.

Established by the Remers to provide awards to students in the School of Social Work who exemplify the goals of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work in integrating Christian faith and professional social work. The donors may wish to be involved in the selection process of the candidates in the ranking of the final recipient.

This fund will provide scholarship awards to students in the School of Social Work in the College of Human Environmental Sciences.

Established by Dr. Clara Louise Myers, a former faculty member, in loving memory of her son. Awarded to social work graduate students who have demonstrated academic promise for superior performance in graduate school and who have a documented financial need.