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College of Social Work

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The College of Social Work is committed to helping you realize your educational goals. We offer fellowships, scholarships and additional resources to make the Bachelor of Social Work program within your financial reach.

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.


Fellowships and 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.

All 2020-2021 BSW fellowship and scholarship applications are closed. Awards will be announced in early August.

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

Two $1,000 awards supports students 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?

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

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. 

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 Scholarships - Provides website links and additional information on social work scholarships.

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