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The application period for CSWE’s 2018–2019 Minority Fellowship Program for Master’s Students is now open! Applications are due by May 23, 2018, at 11:59 pm ET.

The 1-year MFP Master’s fellowship

  • enhances the training of full-time, direct-practice focused, social work master’s students in the final year of study;
  • features specialized training on mental health and substance use disorder issues
  • includes a monetary stipend; and
  • offers access to professional development support.

Applicants must be committed to seeking employment in a behavioral health setting with the target population immediately after graduation, for at least 2 years.

Visit the CSWE website for complete eligibility information and application instructions.

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Hello,

The Northwest Leaders in Behavioral Health Program (NLBHP) is now accepting applications. The NLBHP is working to recruit and train a cadre of outstanding social work practitioners prepared for behavioral health prevention and clinical intervention with individuals across the lifespan who are at risk of or who have developed a behavioral health disorder. MSW Day, Advancing Standing, and EDP students in direct practice concentrations who are starting their advanced practicum in Summer 2018 or Fall 2018 are eligible to apply. Additional eligibility criteria can be found at the following link: https://socialwork.uw.edu/programs/behavioral-health/behavioral-health-faqs

The NLBHP includes an integrative seminar that meets for three quarters, as well as the completion of specific social work courses. Additionally, there is a $10,000 stipend awarded to NLBHP trainees. For additional information, please follow this link: https://socialwork.uw.edu/programs/behavioral-health/behavioral-health-curriculum

The application requires an applicant statement, a resume, a copy of your unofficial transcript, and a letter of recommendation. The deadline to apply to the program is May 7, 2018.

To apply, please follow this link:  https://socialwork.uw.edu/programs/northwest-leaders-behavioral-health-program

Seattle Milk Fund provides child care grants and family support to low-income, full-time students at approved King, Pierce and Snohomish County colleges and universities. While parents are in school, their children receive a valuable learning opportunity in a licensed, quality child care facility or preschool. Seattle Milk Fund helps parents realize their higher education potential, which can create a brighter and more stable financial future for their families.

As one of Washington’s longest-running charitable organizations, Seattle Milk Fund has been fueling families’ futures since 1907. Parents can receive up to $2000.00 each quarter/per child, depending on the age of your child(ren) and the cost of your child care, and family support throughout the year.

For more info and eligibility requirements:  https://www.seattlemilkfund.org/requirements/

Spring is local scholarship season and there are several upcoming scholarship deadlines for students to be considering. Our office is also hosting a plethora of scholarship-related workshops and information sessions for students gearing up for the coming onslaught of post-grad and grad school scholarships and admission season. Please share this information with students in all fields.

Examples of Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines: (find more in our database)

UW Women’s Center Meena Vashee Scholarship is awarded to one individual each year who is a survivor of domestic violence or the child of a survivor. You must be a UW undergraduate student to apply. The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $2000. The 2018/2019 scholarship application is now available Apply by April 21!

— UW’s Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies awards an average of $100,000 or more a year to students and faculty at the University of Washington. Annual scholarships and fellowships support students passionate about the study of labor and labor activism, while the Best Paper Prize honors quality scholarship on labor issues produced by students. Apply by April 23!

— Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation annually provides over $40,000 in total scholarships each year to rising and current UW sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students based on their demonstration of Mortar Board’s ideals of exceptional scholarship, leadership, and service on campus and in the community. Apply by April 23!

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Bridges Center Scholarships

For students interested in labor, human rights, and social justice, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies offers 6 different scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students (who must be enrolled for Autumn Quarter of the upcoming academic year):

Deadline to apply is Monday, April 23rd 2018

The Martin and Anne Jugum Scholarship annually awards $5,500 to an undergrad student who exhibits a commitment to labor research or involvement with the labor movement.

The Gundlach Scholarship provides $5,500 in financial support to an undergraduate or graduate student who exhibits a strong commitment to Labor Studies.

The Samuel B. Bassett Scholarship established to memorialize long-time Seattle labor lawyer Samuel B. Bassett, this scholarship awards $5,500 to an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a career in labor relations.

Martha H. Duggan Fellowship in Caring Labor provides $10,000 in financial support to a graduate student committed to researching or serving those who provided caring labor, or who themselves have provided caring labor or assisted partners or other family members in gaining advanced education. The fellowship may be awarded to a student in any field as long as her or his work has a focus on labor.

The Labor and Employment Relations Association Scholarship provides $1,000 for students, graduate or undergraduate, who are committed to pursuing a profession in labor and/or labor management.

Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes Scholarship in Labor Studies  provides $5,500 in financial support to either graduate students, or entering freshmen or transfer students to the University of Washington who are committed to the principles of justice and equality and have demonstrated financial need. Deadline: May 21, 2018.

For further information on requirements or eligibility, check out our scholarship and prizespage or Contact the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at hbcls@uw.edu or (206) 543-7946. You may also visit the Bridges Center office on the UW Seattle campus in Smith Hall, room M266, located on the mezzanine level between the second and third floors.

The Washington Bus is a statewide movement building organization that increases political access and participation for young people across Washington State and develops the next generation of young leaders.

We have great opportunities coming up for young people who want to learn more about political organizing and want to improve their leadership and professional skills.

Students can also get involved with our paid Fellowship program. Washington Bus fellows spend 10 weeks in the Summer learning about social justice, political, and community building. The fellowship is paid and located in Seattle. Fellows spend the summer learning state-of-the-art campaign management, grassroots organising, public policy formulation, and leadership skills.

We accept applicants from all levels of experience who have a passion for creating positive changes in their communities. The priority deadline is March 23rd and the final decisions deadline is April 20th. You can find the application here.

We would appreciate the opportunity to visit your classroom and give a 5 minute presentation on the Washington Bus and the fellowship. I was a fellow in 2016 and the experience helped me shape my degree and learn valuable skills I could use in and outside of college. We will be at UW on Monday, March 26. Please let me know if you have time for us to speak with your department.

It’s time to submit your application for conference funding! In an effort to support students in learning and sharing new ideas, the MSW Program provides students with funding to attend a conference. The funding aims to support student participation in conferences that achieve the following:

  • Furthers educational and professional goals
  • Enhances and supplements the MSW curriculum
  • Upholds the School of Social Work’s mission and values

Day and EDP students can apply using the same link. This funding enables students to attend and travel to conferences that might not otherwise be accessible or feasible for financial reasons. The deadline is MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018 @ 11:45PM!

APPLY HERE

Further information is provided on the Student Conference Funding Page at:

http://socialwork.uw.edu/blurb/student-conference-funding

Please read the application material carefully and email quesac@uw.edu with any questions!

Farber Memorial Fellowship

The School of Social Work’s Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the Farber Memorial Fellowship’s annual offering. This fellowship is for University of Washington MSW students who are enrolled during the 2017-2018 academic year. The fund has been established to honor the social work careers of Arthur and Ruth Farber.

About Arthur and Ruth Farber:

In a career starting as a practitioner, supervisor and executive, and culminating in 17 years as a professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work, Arthur was a courageous pioneer for social justice and individual empowerment.  In addition to his professional areas of interest, Arthur Farber’s personal style embodied a constant expressive joy in the exploration of ideas that led him intrinsically toward innovation.

His colleagues admired his capacity to maintain broad-based intellectual respect and cordial relationships with those holding differing opinions.  Students found him open and warm, as he encouraged them to explore themselves and their chosen profession with honesty and depth.  Friends and family delighted in his humor and treasured his capacity for self-examination and thirst for learning. And he was that rare academic – a philosopher practitioner – who sought to be a change agent and made a difference.

Throughout Arthur’s career, Ruth, a professional social work counselor for over 50 years, had been his essential partner, united in outlook, yet willing to discuss and question each new turn of his philosophical journey.

The Farber Memorial Fund will offer an annual award to a student whose research, written work or practicum experience best exemplifies the following:

  1. Social work theory or practice that demonstrates innovation in improving the health and welfare of individuals and communities.
  2. Examples of the student’s personal commitment to and practice of the above values and practices.

The fellowship consists of a one-time award of approximately $2000.00 to the selected student and may be distributed for Spring 2018 or the next academic quarter depending on selected student’s expected graduation.

Application Information

Eligibility Information:

  1. Applicant must be currently enrolled in the University of Washington MSW Program.
  2. Applicant must be in good academic standing at the close of Winter quarter 2018.
  3. The selected student will need to be enrolled through the end of the 2017-2018 school year.   The fellowship will be disbursed during a quarter the student is enrolled in classes in fulfillment of the MSW degree requirements, and could be awarded in Spring 2018 or the next academic quarter.
  4. Students must have declared a concentration to be eligible.

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Google Form at https://goo.gl/forms/Xuz71NTg6pDIVJoH3.
  2. Provide an up-to-date resume that includes relevant professional, volunteer and practica experiences including, name of agency or employer, duties and the number of hours worked per week.  Include any special recognition or awards received.
  3. Submit a maximum two-page written statement describing the following:
    1. The student’s accomplishments, in social work theory or practice, which demonstrate innovation in improving the health and welfare of individuals and/or communities.
    2. Examples of the student’s commitment to incorporate the above theories or practices into their personal/professional life.

Resume and written statement must be submitted (either MS Word or PDF Format), via dropbox at http://socialwork.uw.edu/form/farber-scholarship.

  1. Request letter(s) of recommendation. Submit (TWO MAXIMUM) reference letters addressing the applicant’s attributes and accomplishments consistent with the purposes of this fellowship.  Recommenders can email their letters to: swschol@uw.edu

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

The Betty Jane Narver Fellowship is a graduate level policy position within the Washington State Budget & Policy Center. The goal of the fellowship is to expand the diversity of voices, perspectives, and experiences that influence state policy. We are seeking candidates with experience with communities that are underrepresented in state policy debates who have an interest in working on policies that impact people with low and moderate incomes and communities of color. The fellowship is open to any currently enrolled graduate student in a college or university, and to recent graduates with a master’s degree or Ph.D.

Salary Details: The fellow will receive a stipend to total $6,000 over 6 to 9 months for a minimum of 360 hours
Application deadline: 4/13/2018

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/995afe5c47c14364a9d6fecef253f992-betty-jane-narver-fellowship-washington-state-budget-policy-center-seattle

Summer Fellowships

Location: Central and Eastern WA

(30 hrs/week)

WAISN’s mission (Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network) is to protect and advance the power of immigrant and refugee communities through a multiracial, multilingual and multi-faith coalition and organizing strategy that educates and mobilizes statewide to uphold and defend the rights and dignity of all immigrants and refugees, centering the voices of impacted communities.

Are you looking to expand your resume during this summer break? Do you want to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Do you want to be a changemaker for immigrants and refugees in Washington and the nation during this crucial time in history?

Do not linger, apply now for a stipend summer fellowship with the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network! Deadline April 8th. We are looking for passionate people seeking to earn experience in the nonprofit sector and uplift our communities.  In this summer fellowship you will develop and achieve experience in:

  • Community organizing
  • Facilitation
  • Event logistic
  • Communications, public speaking and engagement
  • Build political relationships of a lifetime and help immigrant communities of Washington.

Help us build a statewide movement for immigrant and refugee rights in WA!

  • This is a full time stipend fellowship of $1,800/month.
  • Fellowship starting in May ending in August and are available in Central and Eastern WA.
  • Where applicable, we will gladly assist in any requirements that would qualify an eligible fellow for course credit.
  • Start date May 14th.  End date August 17th

To apply please:

  • Fill out the application
  • Answer the 4 questions in a 1-2 page narrative
  • Include 2 references we can contact
  • Send the application to Info@waisn.org   DEADLINE April 8th.

 

Hi students,

This is a competitive graduate assistantship which comes with a full tuition waiver and monthly stipend. Currently, one or two positions will be available to begin in mid-September 2018. Application deadline: 11:59 pm on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

More information below:

https://socialwork.uw.edu/student-information-specialist

https://grad.uw.edu/graduate-student-funding/for-students/assistantships/

https://grad.uw.edu/graduate-student-funding/funding-information-for-departments/administering-assistantships/tara-salaries/

Eligibility

Consideration is highly competitive. Current MSW students are eligible to apply to this position, as well as prospective MSW students who are simultaneously applying for MSW admission. Current MSW Day and EDP students are eligible to apply but should note that the successful candidate will be expected to work 20 hours per week (including some evenings, weekends, and quarter breaks) primarily during weekday, daytime office hours (9:00-5:00).  EDP students registered for fewer than 10 credits per quarter may be eligible, but will need to submit a Petition for Reduced Enrollment (and have it be approved) in order to be eligible for a graduate assistantship appointment if offered the position.  Commitment is 50% FTE (with a maximum of 220 hours per quarter per Article 33 of the collective bargaining agreement between the UW and UAW local 4121).  The successful candidate must be enrolled as a Master of Social Work student for Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters.

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Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Due April 1st

Application

UW alumni provide scholarships to current UW students through many different scholarship programs. The Mortar Board Alumni Scholarship is open to graduate students.

Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation is now accepting applications from outstanding University of Washington students for the 2018-2019 Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation scholarships. The Foundation awards over $40,000 in total scholarships at the UW each year. Applicants are encouraged from all UW academic levels and from all fields of study, including those students who have not yet declared a major.  If you will be a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student throughout the 2018-2019 academic year at UW (all campuses), consider applying! Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation annually provides scholarships to UW students based on their demonstration of Mortar Board’s ideals of exceptional scholarship, leadership, and service on campus and in the community. Learn more about applying at https://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/mortar. Deadline: April 23. For questions, please contact: Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation Scholarship Committee, toloscholars@gmail.com.

 

The University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Palliative Care Program announces a twelve month, full time post graduate fellowship in Clinical Social Work in Palliative Care, to begin on or about July 1, 2018.  For a program description and application please visit https://www.fairview.org/services/palliative-care-and-support/palliative-care-social-work-fellowship-program or contact me at 612-273-6191 or bkaney1@fairview.org.  The deadline for applications is April 16, 2018.

Please forward the above information to any interested people and local MSW programs.

Please contact me if there are any questions.

Thank you!

Brooke

Palliative Care Clinical Social Worker
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Palliative Care Service
420 Delaware St. SE
MMC #181
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Bkaney1@fairview.org
612-273-6191

 

We are pleased to share about three different funding opportunities through the Center for Human Rights for graduate and undergraduate students from all three UW campuses.

  1. Dr. Lisa Sable Brown Endowed Fund for Human Rights. $1800 available. Graduate students only. For studies or research.
  2. Peter Mack and Jamie Mayerfeld Endowed Fund for Human Rights. $5000 available. Graduate students only. For studies or research.
  3. Abe Osheroff and Gunnel Clark Endowed Human Rights Fund. $4500 available. Undergraduate and graduate students (including professional studies). For hands-on human rights project through direct action.

US citizenship/permanent resident status is not required.

More information:  https://jsis.washington.edu/humanrights/funds/

We’re happy to talk to students about whether their projects may or may not be a good fit and answer any questions they may have (contact uwchr@uw.edu).

The Center of Excellence in Substance Addiction Treatment and Education (CESATE)

of the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle

announces openings for the

Interprofessional Fellowship in Substance Use Treatment

1-year full-time advanced training in substance use treatment

The goal of the Interprofessional Fellowship is to provide clinical and didactic experiences through which recent professional graduates from several clinical disciplines become more skilled in working therapeutically with individuals with substance use disorders and become more familiar with the unique contributions that their professional disciplines provide.

A biopsychosocial model of substance use disorders provides the rationale for the Addiction Treatment Center’s interprofessional team approach.  As such, it encourages staff to consider physiological, psychological, behavioral, and sociocultural factors in the assessment, treatment planning, and therapy processes.

We expect to have positions for two Social Workers for the 2018-2019 year.  All fellows must be U.S. citizens.  The fellowship begins Sept. 04, 2018.

* Social Workers must have completed a Master’s Degree from a School of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work education.  

*Applications are due March 12th, 2018.

We expect to select fellows within six weeks of the mailing deadline.

The Fellowship is Directed by John S. Baer, Ph.D.

For Application materials:

Email: Shelley.newman@va.gov 

               Call: 206-764-2608

Interprofessional Fellowship Program

S-116-ATC

VA Puget Sound HCS

1660 S. Columbian Way

Seattle, Washington  98108

Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund Grants
Disability Studies Program, University of Washington

Call for Proposals, 2018

 

Award Description

The Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund was established by the generous gift of the late Harlan D. Hahn, disability activist, political scientist, and disability studies scholar, to the University of Washington’s Disability Studies Program. The Harlan Hahn awards typically range between $500 and $5,000. The number and amount of the grants awarded depends on the quality of the individual projects and the overall number of eligible proposals received.

2018 Call for Proposals

The Disability Studies Program is pleased to announce that the Harlan Hahn Fund call for proposals is now open for 2018. Current students, faculty, and staff from all three University of Washington campuses are invited to submit a grant proposal. Applications must describe research, writing, or activist projects that are framed within, aligned with, or potentially informed by the academic field of Disability Studies.

Awarded Harlan Hahn funds may be used for:

  • Support of academic research projects, pedagogical research, or writing projects in Disability Studies or informed by Disability Studies.
  • Travel to conferences in the field of Disability Studies or related to Disability Studies, to present research or to participate in the Disability Studies academic community.
  • Support for the development of a course with Disability Studies content.
  • Support for disability related activist endeavors (e.g. web development, meeting support) that are aligned with Disability Studies.

Application Process

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Healthy Generations Center of Excellence

Scholars Program

Application Deadline: May 4th, 2018

(Applications will not be accepted after this date)

 

University of Washington students with interest in Multigenerational practice in the Evening Degree, Advanced Standing or Second-Year MSW program or the UW Tacoma Social Work Program who are interested in social work practice with older adults and their families as well as multigenerational practice in prevention, health promotion, and aging well among midlife and older adults, their families and caregivers, are invited to apply for a designated Healthy Generations Center of Excellence Scholarship.

 

Overview

The Healthy Generations Center of Excellence is a bi-campus collaboration of the University of Washington School of Social Work and the University of Washington Tacoma Social Work Program.

 

The Healthy Generations Center of Excellence is distinguished by its focus on innovation and responding to the changing nature of aging in our society. The Center incorporates a multigenerational perspective to address health disparities to promote health equity and the well-being of older adults, their families and caregivers. The goals of the Center are:

  • Generate innovative approaches and the knowledge base needed to address aging, health disparities and improve health and well-being, within a multigenerational context;
  • Design new ways to respond to the increasing diversity of older adults and their families across communities and cultures, promoting health equity and resilience across the generations;
  • Develop practice and policy change models with a focus on innovation in aging services with adults in midlife and older adults, their families and caregivers.

 

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We hope to see you at the Scholarship Fair next Thursday, January 25th from 2:00-5:30pm in Mary Gates Hall!  Over 25 programs will be tabling and we’ll hear from 7 different scholarships during information sessions throughout the day.  Sign-up for a reminder and we’ll see you there!

SCHOLARSHIP FAIR

Learn about over 25 different scholarship and fellowship programs. Drop by any time during the fair!

January 25th | 2pm-5:30pm |  Sign-up for a reminder

INFORMATION SESSIONS @ THE SCHOLARSHIP FAIR

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NOTE for Social Work Students – In almost all cases, the summer FLAS program works better for our students. It’s incredibly difficult to attend language courses and do your practicum, since the language courses almost always meet on campus 5 days/week.

Did you know that there are approximately 140 FLAS fellowships per year for UW students?

Interested in studying a foreign language and learning about different cultures? FLAS Fellowships award $7,500-$33,000 to UW students studying foreign languages.

(Available to current and incoming undergraduate, graduate and professional UW students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents).

Applications now open! Due January 31, 2018 at 5 PM PST.
For more information and to apply, visit jsis.washington.edu/advise/funding/flas/

UPCOMING FLAS INFORMATION SESSIONS:
Th Jan 11, 10-2 (FLAS Table), Study Abroad Fair, HUB Ballroom

Th Jan 11, 10:30-11 AM, 2:30-3 PM, ‘Funding Your Study Abroad Program,’ HUB 214

Wed Jan 17, 3:30-4:30 PST Web Chat (see website for access instructions)

Tu Jan 23, 2:30-3:30 PST Web Chat (see website for access instructions)

Th Jan 25, 2-5:30 PM (FLAS Table), Scholarships Fair, Mary Gates Hall Commons

Th Jan 25, 2:30-3 PM ‘Last-minute tips for FLAS Applicants,’ Mary Gates Hall 171
Questions? Contact Robyn Davis at rldavis@uw.edu

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