Need-Based Scholarships at CSSW

The Columbia School of Social Work awards scholarships, typically ranging from $5,000 to $20,000, to full-time students who demonstrate financial need.

  • enrolled full-time (at least 10.5 credits);
  • a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen; and
  • in good academic standing.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine your scholarship eligibility; you do not need to submit any other materials. Students who receive the general scholarship award as part of their initial financial aid package may have this award exchanged for a named award prior to or during the fall term. These endowed awards, some of which are listed below, were created from generous donations by CSSW alumni and friends:

  • Mary Powell Scholarship to Promote Social Responsibility
  • Ethel Lucas Mathiasen Memorial Scholarship
  • Myrna I. Lewis Endowed Scholarship
  • Helen Lehman Buttenwieser Scholarship