External Scholarship Resources

Below you will find a small sample of notable scholarships and organizations that have offered scholarship opportunities to CSSW students. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list. We encourage you to continue searching for additional outside funding opportunities for which you may be eligible.

The Arc’s James F. Reville Scholarship

In honor of James F. Reville, one of The Arc New York’s most respected Presidents, this scholarship is presented to an individual who intends to pursue a career related to the field of intellectual or other developmental disabilities such as behavioral sciences, social work, nursing, healthcare administration and management or psychology.

Applications due January 2022

Amount: $3000

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The Arc’s Joseph T. Weingold Scholarship

For students enrolled in a New York State degree program, leading to a special education certification, this $3,000 scholarship per recipient is paid in two installments of $1,500 per semester. The funds must be claimed within a four-year period from the time the scholarship is awarded. Two scholarships are presented annually.

Applications due January 2022

Amount: $3000

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CSWE Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund

Currently enrolled students who are experiencing an immediate financial hardship or emergency may appeal for funding through the Emergency Fund in the link below. In the appeal, please specify the nature of your financial hardship (medical expenses, food, rent, moving expenses) and include any supporting documents you wish Financial Aid to review when considering your application.

Applications open in Spring 2022

Amount: $500

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CSWE Minority Fellowship Program

CSWE’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) opportunities support the mission of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to reduce the effects of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. Eligible students must be full-time heading into their final year, with a focus on providing mental health and or/ substance use disorder services to racial/ethnic minority populations. Recipients receive a 1-year fellowship that includes specialized training in mental health and/or substance use disorder issues of racial/ethnic minority populations, a monetary stipend, and other professional development supports.

Applications open in Spring 2022

Amount: $10,000

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The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund is a need-based scholarship that aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. Scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement.

Applications due by April 1, 2022

Amount: $15,000

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduate students, and awards are based on merit and relative need. Graduate school applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents, be of Hispanic heritage and must have completed a FAFSA.

Applications open January 2022, due February 2022

Amount: $500 to $5,000

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Indian Health Service’s (IHS) Health Profession Scholarship

IHS’s Health Professions scholarship provides financial aid to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate- and graduate-level students. Recipients must be members of federally recognized Tribes and enrolled in an eligible health profession degree program. In exchange for financial aid, scholarship recipients agree to fulfill a service commitment in full-time clinical practice upon completion of their academic or post-graduate clinical training. The IHS Scholarship Program provides financial aid covering tuition, required fees and other educational and living expenses, and provides a living stipend of about $1,500 per month.

Applications ongoing

Amount: Tuition and $1,500 monthly stipend (in exchange for full-time service to IHS)

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Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)

The JACL annually offers approximately 30 college scholarships for students who are incoming college freshmen, undergraduates and graduates, and those specializing in law and the creative/performing arts. There are also student aid scholarships for those in need of financial assistance. Guidelines and applications can be found on the JACL website. Applicants must be youth/student or individual members of the JACL.

Applications due April 2022 – applications not yet open for next year

Amount: Varies

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Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Scholarship Program

The JVS Scholarship Program is a need-based program providing scholarships for college and graduate school for Jewish students, who are permanent residents of Los Angeles County. Graduate students must maintain a 3.0+ GPA and must have a demonstrated and verifiable need including the FAFSA and tax documents.

Applications are due March 2022 – applications not yet open for next year

Amount: Varies

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The Kosciuszko Foundation Graduate Scholarships

Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarships support American students of Polish descent for graduate level studies, such as masters and Ph.D. studies, at colleges and universities in the United States.

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Amount: $1,000 – $7,000

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Maxim Smith Family Law Scholarship

Maxim Smith Family Law PLLC, St Paul, MN, has just announced a college scholarship program, for students pursuing degrees in social justice-related studies. This scholarship opportunity is open to undergraduate, graduate, and community college students, as well as incoming college freshmen. Please see website for eligibility and selection criteria, in addition to the application requirements, instructions, and deadlines. The award will be granted two times per year to two different students who meet the eligibility requirements and submit the most compelling essay.

Applications due June 30, 2021

Amount: $500

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National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Social Work Scholarship

NCJW’s Brooklyn Section, non-gender, non-denominational organization devoted to improving the quality of life for women, children and families, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to be used for graduate school textbooks and fees (non-tuition educational expenses) for students graduating in 2022 or 2023. To apply, the organization requires:

  • School transcript
  • Copy of your 2020 federal tax return
  • Three character references from school faculty
  • A letter from the applicant stating their educational plans and goals
  • Contact information including a phone number and email address

Submission of the materials listed above must be submitted to National Council of Jewish Women, Brooklyn Section, Inc., 1001 Quentin Road, Brooklyn, NY 11223, Attention: Scholarship Committee. The recipient will be expected to attend our Brooklyn Section, NCJW Annual Meeting and Luncheon as the scholarship will be presented to the recipient upon proof of full matriculation to the college.

Applications due by March 2022 – applications not yet open for next year

Amount: $1,000

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The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

The National Italian American Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to outstanding Italian-American students from a variety of academic disciplines and backgrounds. To be eligible for a scholarship, you or a parent, grandparent or guardian must be a member of NIAF, you must be enrolled in a US accredited institution of higher education for the fall semester, have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent), be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy.

Applications open December 1, 2021, due March 1 2022

Amount: $2,500 – $12,000

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New York Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc.

Fellowships available for women, who are United States citizens and residents of New York State. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, be currently enrolled in graduate studies in an advanced graduate degree program at an accredited New York State college or university, and have already completed at least one semester in that program.

Applications available Fall 2021, due by February 28, 2022

Amount: $2,000

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Pat Tillman Foundation

Scholarships for active and veteran servicemembers and their families. The Pat Tillman Foundation provides scholarships for tuition and fees, living expenses, and books. The average award is $11,000. Scholars demonstrate extraordinary academic and leadership potential, a track record of perseverance, and a deep desire to impact change in our country and communities through their studies in medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts.

Applications due February 2022 – applications not yet open for next year

Amount: $11,000

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The Point Foundation Scholarship

The Point Foundation offers scholarship opportunities to LGBTQ+ graduate and undergraduate students who are strong academically, show financial need, and are working for the betterment of the LGBTQ+ community. To apply, you must be enrolled full-time or intending to enroll full-time at an accredited college or university based in the United States and you must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community. If selected as a finalist, the finalist must able to record a video for the Point Selections Committee.

Applications open November 2021

Amount: Varies

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The Ruth Taylor Scholarship Awards

United Way is proud to work with the Westchester County Department of Social Services and the Urban League to offer the Ruth Taylor Scholarship Awards to aspiring public service professionals. Eligible individuals must be residents of Westchester County pursuing graduate-level education on a full-time basis at accredited U.S. colleges or schools in social welfare or public health. Criteria used in evaluating applications are public service, financial need, and scholastic capacity.

Applications due June 14, 2021

Amount: Varies

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Sons of Italy Foundation General Study Scholarship

The Order of Sons and Daughters of Italy in America offers scholarships for U.S. citizens of Italian descent (at least one Italian or Italian-American grandparent) enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited academic institution for the Fall 2020 term.

Applications due February 2022 – applications not yet open for next year

Amount: $4,000 – $25,000

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The Straus Historical Society Scholarship

The Straus Historical Society provides a $5,000 scholarship to a qualified college graduate who has accepted admission to, or is currently enrolled in, a graduate program at American University, Tufts University, or Columbia University that emphasizes preparing graduate students for a career in public service.

Applications open November 2021

Amount: $5,000

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Verne LaMarr Lyons Scholarship Program (NASW)

The Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship is awarded to MSW candidates who demonstrate an interest in or has experience with health/mental health practice and have a commitment to working in African American communities. Scholarships are in the amount of $5,500 each – a total of $4,000 will be disbursed directly to the recipient’s university, and an additional $1,500 will be earmarked for each recipient for conference attendance and leadership development.

Applications due March 2022 – applications not yet open for next year

Amount: $5,500

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