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Did you know that the PhD program in social work at The Catholic University of America is the 3rd oldest one in the world?  The program is robust, producing significant scholarship and highly skilled scholars who have gone on to prominent careers in academia. Faculty at NCSSS are leading experts in their respective fields. CUA is located in the heart of Washington, DC, just a few Metro stops from the US Capitol and federal agencies. CUA is truly a great place to complete a PhD in social work!

Great News! Financial support has been acquired for eight doctoral students per year that includes full tuition for six years, as well as fellowships at $18,000 to $20,000 per year for the first two years. Given the magnitude of the award, CUA is seeking only the highest quality doctoral students who will be engaged in active scholarly work in one of the five research centers.

For additional information or questions, contact Dr. Lynn Mayer, Assistant Dean and Chair of the PhD Program at mayer@cua.edu.

Applying for the FLAS Fellowship over break?  Have questions?  Join the FLAS Web Chat on Wed Dec 17, 3:30-4:30 PM PST!

Sign in as a guest here: https://uofw.adobeconnect.com/jsis/

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.jsis.washington.edu/advise/flas/

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) available to undergraduate, graduate and professional students FLAS fellowships award tuition and a living stipend as follows:

Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition, $2,500 living stipend

The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. FLAS Fellowships support study of the following languages and their world regions:

-Arabic -Bangla -Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian -Bulgarian -Burmese -Canadian First Nations -Chinese -Czech -Danish -Estonian -Filipino/Tagalog -Finnish -French -German -Hebrew -Hindi -Indonesian/Malay -Italian -Japanese -Kazakh -Khmer -Korean -Latvian -Lithuanian -Norwegian -Persian -Polish -Portuguese -Russian -Slovenian -Spanish -Swahili -Swedish -Tajik -Thai-Turkish -Uighur -Urdu -Uzbek -Vietnamese

 

Questions?   Email rldavis@uw.edu

UW Retirement Association Fellowship in Aging
The UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship is a one-quarter fellowship to support graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns.
Eligibility:

  • Open to graduate students who are currently enrolled and not in their last year of study at the time of application; must be enrolled in full-time credits (at least 10) during the fellowship quarter.

Criteria:

  • Demonstrated academic focus on aging-related concerns or issues as evidenced through the academic/research statement, curriculum vitae, letter of recommendation;
  • Personal commitment to aging-related concerns and issues as evidenced through the personal statement, letter of recommendation, curriculum vitae, etc.;
  • Academic merit as evidenced through GPA, letter of recommendation, transcript, curriculum vitae.

Requirements:

All materials DUE by 12:00 noon, Friday, February 6, 2015

SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT for Spring Quarter 2015
Up to four scholarships of $4,000 each will be awarded to UW students studying toward a career in aging-related research or provision of services to older adults.
Who is eligible:

  • Currently enrolled UW undergraduate, graduate or professional students with a career emphasis on aging, regardless of major
  • UW Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma students are welcome to apply
  • International students are welcome to apply

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UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship in Aging

Application Deadline:  February 6, 2015, 12 noon (PST)

Open to First Year MSW Day students only.

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2015-16 GRADUATE SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH OR STUDY FELLOWSHIPS

Funded by the Chester Fritz and Boeing International endowments

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 9, 2015 at 12 noon (PST)

NOTE: This will likely work for MSW Day students only in Spring and/or Summer of their 2nd year or summer after first year, since other quarters, there are core required courses.

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The Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE’s) Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) MFP-Youth Master’s Student Fellowship application cycle is now open. The fellowship, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), offers financial and other supports to direct practice focused (clinically focused) minority master’s students who are committed to providing mental health services to children and youths (adolescents and young adults aged 16–25) in underserved minority communities.

Here’s their website:
http://www.cswe.org/CentersInitiatives/ScholarshipsandFellowships/MFP/AboutMFP-Y/76266.aspx

The deadline for application submission is 11:59 pm EST, Friday, December 5, 2014.

A couple of notes:

  • Students may not receive funding through this program if they are also receiving the new SSW/MSW HRSA fellowship in Behavioral Health (applications currently being processed) or through other federal programs.
  • All applicants need to be enrolled full-time, so a few EDP students may qualify, but most will not.

TO ALL Extended Degree Students

The School of Social Work Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for Extended Degree Fellowship for winter quarter 2015.  The deadline for submission December 1, 2014.

Please open the attached link below for the guidelines and where to submit your application letter.

https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/brwneye/33485

If you have any questions, please feel free to send an email to this address: swschol@u.washington.edu

The Scholarship Committee

Karen Johnson

Admissions Program Coordinator

School of Social Work

Dear Graduate and Professional Students,

We write to share an extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge. The 2015 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available and we encourage you to consider applying. This fellowship offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad.

David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2015. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.

Eligibility:

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The School of Social Work Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the Lemke Fellowship for winter quarter 2015.  The deadline for submission October 31, 2014.

Please open the attached link below for the guidelines and where to submit your application letter.

https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/brwneye/33202

If you have any questions, please feel free to send an email to this address: swschol@u.washington.edu

 

 

American Clinical Social Work Association Info

Graduate Student Membership

Whether you’re a student or educator, ACSWA membership works for you! Liability insurance, a custom online profile, and professional resources at a price students can afford–$35! (Click for a full list of benefits)

$3,500 in Clinical Scholarship Awards

For the first time, ACSWA is offering scholarship awards to all first- and second-year graduate students. For more information and a complete list of guidelines click here

The American Clinical Social Work Association (ACSWA) announces the new Shelomo Osman Memorial Scholarship Award. A $1,500 prize will be given to a first year student in a social work master’s level program.
The Osman Award goes to a first-year graduate student who submits a winning clinical paper that recounts the process of a clinical intervention. The judges are faculty from graduate schools of social work, practitioners, and directors and staff of ACSWA. The awards are named for the late Shelomo Osman, MSW, BCD, of Los Angeles, the third president of the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (now, like ACSWA, a unit of the Center for Clinical Social Work). Lesser cash prizes are awarded to runners up. Guidelines and scholarships for both foundation and advanced MSW students can be found at acswa.org/students.

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Receive tuition and a living stipend: 

Academic Year Graduate:                  $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend

Academic Year Undergraduate:         $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend

Summer Graduate/Undergraduate:        $5,000 tuition, $2,500 living stipend

The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.  FLAS Fellowships support study of the following languages and their world regions:

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LeadersUP PAID Graduate Fellowship Opportunity

UW application deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2014          

UW application and nomination information are available at: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=luce

Graduating seniors, alumni, graduate and professional students at UW are encouraged to apply for the Luce Scholars Program. This is a great opportunity for those with little or no prior experience in, or education about, Asian countries to add this valuable perspective to their future career interests!

The UW is able to nominate 3 students per year to compete nationally for the opportunity to spend 12 months in Asia. The program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year.

During the current application cycle for the 2015-16 program, applicants must be American citizens who, by July 1, 2015, will have received at least a bachelor’s degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday. Applicants should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program. (Eligibility criteria are set by the Henry Luce Foundation; additional details are provided in the Program Summary below.)

 

Luce Scholars Program Advisers at UW:

For graduate students or alumni – Marilyn Gray, megray@uw.edu, G-1 Communications

For undergraduate students or alumni – Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, 171 Mary Gates Hall

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The Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the Advance Diversity Scholarship.  This is the first year the society offers this scholarship to Students of Color who are seeking to enter the field of clinical social work.  Applicants should be in the Day program with a mental health focus or in the EDP program in the health/mental health focus and plans to work in a mental health setting.

The application deadline has been extended for this scholarship to July 7th, 2014. Please click on the link below for instructions and more information:

Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work Diversity Scholarship

Hi Students,

Scholarship opportunity for foundation Day students and 2nd year EDP students. See attachment.

Best,

Student Services

sswlhc scholarship

Luce Scholars Program Information Sessions

Rising seniors, alumni, graduate and professional students at UW are encouraged to apply for the Luce Scholars Program (http://www.hluce.org/lsprogram.aspx). This is great opportunity for those with little or no prior experience in, or education about, Asian countries to add this valuable perspective to their future career interests!

The UW is able to nominate 3 students per year to compete nationally for the opportunity to spend 12 months in Asia. The program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year.

During the current application cycle for the 2015-16 program, applicants must be American citizens who, by July 1, 2015, will have received at least a bachelor’s degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday. Applicants should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program. (Eligibility criteria are set by the Henry Luce Foundation; additional details are provided in the Program Summary below.)

Information sessions covering the program basics, application and nomination process will be held:

  • For graduate students or alumni – Marilyn Gray, megray@uw.edu, G-1 Communications
  • For undergraduate students or alumni – Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, 171 Mary Gates HallProgram Summary: The Luce Scholars Program represents a major effort by the Henry Luce Foundation to provide an awareness of Asia among potential leaders in American society. Launched in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia.

    Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually any field other than Asian studies, including but hardly limited to medicine and public health, the arts, law, science, environmental studies, international development, and journalism.

    Placements can be made in the following countries or regions in East and Southeast Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

    In spite of its name, the Luce Scholars Program is experiential rather than academic in nature. Some Scholars have been attached to Asian universities in teaching or research capacities, but none of the participants is formally enrolled as a student in a college or university and no academic credit is extended. Past placements have included an architect’s atelier in Tokyo; a public health program in Banda Aceh; a Gobi regional initiative in Ulaanbaatar; a dance theatre in Kuala Lumpur; an agricultural and environmental center in Hanoi; a human rights commission in Seoul; a pediatric hospital in Bangkok; a TV network in Beijing; a national museum in Siem Reap; an international arbitration centre in Singapore; and English-language newspapers, local governmental agencies and NGOs in diverse fields throughout East and Southeast Asia.

    Professional placements are arranged for each Scholar on the basis of his or her individual interest, background, qualifications, and experience. Each Scholar spends July and August studying the language of the placement country, and the work assignments run for approximately ten months from September until July of the following year. The placements are intended primarily as learning opportunities for the Scholars. Certainly it is hoped that a Scholar will be able to make a professional contribution to the host organization, but equally important is a willingness to learn some of the many things that Asia has to teach.

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SSW Joshua Childrenʼs Foundation Center on Child Sexual Abuse announces the availability of MSW scholarships.  Partial scholarships are available to MSW students in their foundation or advanced years, in any concentration and any program at the SSW.  Joshua Fellows must have an interest in devoting at least a portion of their careers to work with child victims and/or adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in practice, prevention, policy or research.

Joshua fellows must be in a placement or be entering a placement allowing a significant portion of work with or on behalf of youth or adults whose lives have been touched by childhood sexual abuse.

Scholarship applications should include a written statement of interest that includes 1) the origins of the applicantʼs interest in childhood sexual abuse, 2) a vision of how the applicant will devote a career to responding to childhood sexual abuse, and 3) a description of the field placement and/or practicum experience (clinical, prevention, or other direct practice or policy, advocacy, or research) that will support training in child sexual abuse.   Applications should not exceed five double-spaced pages in length.

Joshua Fellows are required to participate in a SSW monthly seminar on child sexual abuse or equivalent.

Finalists for the scholarships will be interviewed by the Center Director.

Applications should be emailed to contej@u.washington.edu.

 

The University of Washington Alumni Association (UWAA) Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) awards scholarships to deserving University of Washington students who need financial assistance to assist with their progress toward a degree at the UW. Funding for these scholarships comes from contribution from UW alumni and friends as well as proceeds from the Bridging the Gap Breakfast held annually on Homecoming Saturday.
One of MAP’s missions is to promote the UW and the UWAA. It supports the recruitment of diverse students, faculty and staff and encourages appropriate mentoring activities.
Qualifications for MAP Scholarships:

  • Continuing UW student in good standing
  • Full-time student at the University of Washington, graduate/professional or undergraduate.
  • Minimum one quarter at the UW
  • Financial aid need as determined by the UW Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Completing the on-line application process includes two steps:

Step 1: Complete UWAA MAP scholarship application questionnaire at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/jflowers/232281 (after submission you will receive a confirmation code and instructions for Step 2)

Step 2: Upload three scholarship supporting documents at https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/jflowers/31564

  • One reference letter from faculty member, adviser, academic personnel, or community leader (signed reference letter must be scanned and uploaded by the applicant)
  • A one-page typed narrative describing the applicant’s personal background, academic and career goals, financial need, commitment to diversity, and the applicant’s involvement with campus and/or community organizations
  • Copy of UW transcript (unofficial transcript acceptable)

Additional materials will not be accepted. We will not accept phone calls regarding application status. Recipients will be contacted by telephone. Non-recipients will not be notified; if you have not been contacted within five weeks of the application deadline, you were not selected. However, the Office of Student Financial Aid will retain your application in case other scholarship funds become available. All information will be kept confidential.
Scholarship recipients must be available to attend MAP Bridging the Gap Breakfast on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) strives to maintain a close relationship with its scholarship recipients. Support of a diverse student body is at the heart of MAP’s mission. Students are our future alumni; thus, MAP aims to support students and encourages your involvement in our programs.
Questions: Contact Dr. James Flowers, (206) 616-2309 or jflowers@uw.edu
Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 30, 2014.

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