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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 numerous scholarships, fellowships and graduate assistantships to make the Master of Social Work program within your financial reach.

The University of South Carolina offers many financial tools and resources for your graduate studies. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships can help you evaluate costs and determine available financial aid resources, and The Graduate School also provides guidance on funding and fellowship opportunities.

The College of Social Work also offers financial support to graduate students through assistantships, fellowships and scholarships.

 

Graduate and Research Assistantships

A limited number of Graduate Assistantships are available for students. These assistantships provide a special tuition rate and a stipend in return for 10 hours of work per week under the direction of College of Social Work faculty and staff. To qualify for an assistantship, a student must be fully admitted to a degree program, maintain a 3.0 average, and enroll in at least six credit hours.

Fellowships and Scholarships

The College of Social Work awards several fellowships and scholarships each year to students demonstrating academic achievement and financial need. Receiving a fellowship may impact your total financial aid package, including loans. The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs specializes in providing students information on the application and interview processes for national competitions.

Two $500 awards support MSW students whose academic and career focus is providing mental health service to youth and families. Preference will be given to students in the part-time program in Charleston, students residing in or natives of the Pee Dee region or Charleston County, and students who are members of the National Association of Social Workers.

  • Applicants must be admitted to the MSW program. Advanced standing, full-time and part-time students are welcome to apply prior to their foundation or advanced year.

Four $500 awards support MSW students with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students coming from traditionally underrepresented populations.

  • Applicants must be admitted to the MSW program. Advanced standing, full-time and part-time students are welcome to apply prior to their foundation or advanced year.

Two $500 awards assist graduate students based on financial need, with severe family situations that have proved difficult for the applicants to advance their education.

  • Applicants must be admitted to the Ph.D. or MSW program. Advanced standing, full-time and part-time MSW students are welcome to apply prior to their foundation or advanced year.

  • Award criteria: Applicants must explain how one or more severe family situations have made it difficult to pursue graduate education.

One $1,000 award to financially assist an MSW student with a field placement in the Upstate region of South Carolina.

  • Applicants must be admitted to the MSW program. Advanced standing, full-time and part-time MSW students are welcome to apply prior to their foundation or advanced year.

  • Applicants must participate in a field placement in the Upstate during the academic year the fellowship is awarded.

Two $1,000 awards support full-time MSW students in their foundation year. Students should possess superior undergraduate academic performance and demonstrate financial need.

  • Applicants must be admitted to the MSW program as full-time students.

Four $1,000 awards recognize outstanding academic performance, leadership and social work practice.

  • Applicants must be Ph.D. or MSW program students. Advanced standing, full-time and part-time MSW students should apply prior to their advanced year.

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.

Two $2,500 awards for deserving graduate students. The funds support students who otherwise would not be able to attend the Master of Social Work program.

  • Students must have overcome a major challenge(s) in life and demonstrate financial need.

 

 

Financial Aid

Cost and Aid

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships can help you get a better idea about the costs associated with undergraduate admission to the University of South Carolina. Estimate your cost to attend

Contact Us

To learn more about graduate and research scholarships, fellowships and graduate assistantships, contact:

Phone: 803-777-3702
Email: coswrcrt@mailbox.sc.edu


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