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College of Social Work


Scholarships and Financial Aid

University of South Carolina Resources

Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

evaluates tuition costs and college expenses and identify financial aid options, including loans, grants, student employment and scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

evaluates your eligibility for academic scholarships based on your application to the university

Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs

helps and supports you through the application process for earning prestigious national fellowships. The office also advises and supports students through a variety of scholar program opportunities.  

 

External Resources


Council on Social Work Education

provides funding opportunities, including scholars and fellowship programs

National Association of Social Work Foundation

administers national scholarship and fellowship programs

Social Work License Map - Provides website links and additional information on social work scholarships.


In addition to scholarships offered by the university, state and other institutions, the College of Social Work offers fellowships and scholarships that are open to BSW students.

Anna Scheyett Pay It Forward Fellowship

Established by the college’s faculty and staff in honor of Dean Emeritus Anna Scheyett.

The $1,000 fellowship supports a student with financial need who is interested in pursuing a social work career to help populations that struggle with financial insecurity. Applicants must answer the question: "When you are an established professional, what are ways in which you will 'pay it forward' and support future social work students?

Apply

Agenora Adams von Lehe Endowed Fellowship

Two $500 fellowships to assist upper division BSW students from underrepresented populations who will pursue a career in child welfare. 

Apply

The I. DeQuincey Newman Endowed Scholarship Fund for Peace and Social Justice

Two $500 scholarships to assist students who demonstrate financial need.  Preference will be given to students who have an interest in affecting positive social change around social justice issues and actively involved with the I. DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace and Social Justice at the time of applying.

Involvement can include the following:

  • Attending social media dialogues

  • College student group engagement in social justice-related activities with the community

  • Social justice film and dialogue meetings

  • Working with student groups at other local universities on social justice-related activities. 

Apply