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The UNO Grace Abbott School of Social Work has many scholarships available to undergraduate and graduate students. All of the scholarships and their specific criteria are listed below.

Students apply for scholarships during the beginning of the fall semester each academic year. The application deadline for the 2013-14 Scholarships is Friday, October 4. The Awards Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 12:00 noon.

Undergraduate Scholarships and Specific Criteria

Alice L. King Memorial Scholarships (2 undergraduate awards in the amount of $775.50 each)

  • Currently enrolled full-time (12 credit hours) in the BSSW program
  • High priority given to financial need

      
Grace Abbott School of Social Work 75th Anniversary Fellowship Award (1 fellowship in the amount of $1,010.00)

  • “Spirit of Grace Abbott”
  • Commitment to social justice and population at risk– evidenced by volunteer activities and/or employment

UNO School of Social Work Student Support Fund (5 awards up to $2,000 each)

  • Currently enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester
  • High priority given to financial need
  • Preference to candidates committed to working on Nebraska’s Behavioral Health Reform continuum and goals
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
  • Must be currently enrolled for 6 credit hours or more in the BSSW program in the School of Social Work, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Graduate Scholarships and Specific Criteria

Amy B. Clark Fellowship Fund (1 fellowship award in the amount of $1274.00)

  • Background in the arts, especially music
  • Preparing for work with groups, with emphasis on use of art forms, especially music, in your social work goals and work in the future
  • Special interest in working with less privileged young people
  • Preference to individuals with Public School Music Certificates or similar training
  • Financial need a criterion

Ann G. Coyne Scholarships (2 graduate awards in the amount of $1,918.50 each)

  • Currently enrolled for 6 credit hours or more
  • Demonstrated commitment to child welfare services in Social Work through prior work and/or future plans of employment
  • Experience working with types of families and children over-represented in the child welfare system
  • Facility in a language other than English

Barbara Veach Weitz Fellowship Awards (2 fellowship awards in the amount of $2,031.00 each)

  • Scholastic ability a primary criterion
  • Research and scholarly activities such as papers delivered at seminars or conferences, publications, major roles in independent research activities (include a copy of any of your written work)
  • Financial need a secondary consideration
  • Award for one year but may be renewed upon application and satisfactory performance
  • Must maintain scholastic standing and make satisfactory progress to receive second installment

Carl M. Carlson, LSCSW, Fellowship (1 fellowship in the amount of $436.00)

  • Currently enrolled full time (9 credit hours or more)
  • High priority given to financial need

Clyde W. Malone Memorial Fellowship (1 fellowship in the amount of $356.00)

  • Demonstrated commitment to a community service environment following graduation
  • High priority given to financial need
  • Preference to candidates who are performing community service work in Lincoln, NE
  • Preference to candidates who have previously performed field placement work at the Malone Community Center in Lincoln, NE
  • Consideration to advancing the educational goals of diversity and cultivating a rich campus environment at the University of Nebraska

Grace Abbott School of Social Work 75th Anniversary Fellowship Award (1 fellowship in the amount of $1,010.00)

  • “Spirit of Grace Abbott”
  • Commitment to social justice and population at risk– evidenced by volunteer activities and/or employment

Jessica Lutton Bedient Memorial  Scholarship (1 graduate award in the amount of $1,597.00)

  • One time award for an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled full time
  • Preference to student who plans to work with populations of high risk; preferably in the field of child welfare

Monica Blizek Fellowship in Social Work Fund (2 Fellowship awards in the amount of $639.50 each)

  • Full time Master student with Clinical plan of study
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above
  • Priority given to financial need

School Social Work Association of NE (SSWAN) Fellowship Award (1 fellowship award in the amount of $250.00)

  • Preference to students who have planned or who have been accepted to do an advanced practicum in School Social Work
  • Priority given to financial need

Sunny Andrews Graduate Award Fellowship (1 fellowship award in the amount of $1,225.00)

  • Currently enrolled in at least 9 credit hours per semester           
  • Must be pursuing generalist practice which encompasses clinical and community practice skills. Candidates pursuing a dual degree are also encouraged to apply (MSW/MPH or MSW/MPA)
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above

University-Wide Financial Aid and Other Scholarship Opportunities

For other scholarship opportunities and information, please visit the following sites:
UNO Financial Aid Office
UNO Graduate Studies: includes scholarships, awards, and tuition waivers
NASW Loan Forgiveness Program
National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program
U.S. Dept. of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness