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External Funding

Agnes Jones Jackson Graduate Fellowship
NAACP
4805 Mt. Hope Drive Baltimore, MD 21215 (410) 358?8900
Provides $2,000 stipends to members of the NAACP who are U.S citizens and under the age of 25.

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
College Scholarship Program

3417 Volta Place, NW Washington, DC 20007
Tel (202)337-5220, TTY (202)337-5221
Several scholarships for full-time students, who are deaf and hard of hearing, use listening and spoken language, and who are pursuing a degree at an accredited mainstream college or university. This is a merit-based scholarship program and award selection is extremely competitive; over the past three years 10-12% of applicants were selected to receive an award. Please see web site for eligibility criteria.

Alfred V. Taylor Scholarship
Political Affairs Office
National Association of Social Workers
7981 Eastern Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Available to students interested in the promotion of social work practice. The application process involves: a two page proposal including a fact sheet with personal information and a one?page narrative summarizing the applicant's learning objectives in field placement, academic preparation, and career interest in the area of political social work; academic transcript; letter from the university's field department confirming arrangements for the practicum; and two letters of reference.

American Indian Graduate Center
4520 Montgomery Blvd., NE, Suite 1?B Albuquerque, NM 87109?1291
(505) 881-4584
Fellowships for American Indian and Alaskan Native students. Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe, Alaskan Native group or 1/4 degree Indian blood who is in need of financial aid and has applied for federal financial and campus based aid. Pursuing a master, doctoral, or professional degree as a full time student.

Armenian International Women's Association
65 Main Street, #3A Watertown, MA 02472 (617)926-0171
Scholarships are awarded to full?time female students of Armenian descent attending accredited colleges or universities. Awards are based on financial need and merit.

Armenian Professional Society
P. O. Box 10306
Glendale, CA 91209
(818)685-9946
Available to students who have been accepted or are enrolled in a graduate school in the United States. Selection is based on financial need, scholastic achievements, faculty recommendations, and involvement in the Armenian Community. An eligible candidate shall be awarded a scholarship no more than a total of two times.

American Association of University Women
AAUW Fellowships and Grants
C/O ACT, Inc.
101 Act Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52243-9000 (319)337-1716 ext.60
Women preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Funds are not available for PhD-level work.

American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work
Center for Clinical Social Work
241 Humphrey Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
Attn: Holm Awards (800)694-5285
Five awards of $2,000 based on a paper showcasing the author’s mastery of the essentials of clinical social work and readiness to enter professional practice.

Association of American Indian Affairs (AAIA)
966 Hungerford Drive
Suite 12-B
Rockville, MD 20850 (240)314-7155
Applicants must be Native American (continental US tribes)/ or Alaska Native. Applicants enrolled in federally recognized tribes must be 1/4 Indian blood or more. Applicants must be enrolled as full time students for both fall and spring semester.

Career Development Grants by the AAUW
American Association of University Women Educational Foundation
2201 N. Dodge Street, Dept. 98
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
Grants of $2,000-$12,000 to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are pursuing graduate study to advance their careers. Special consideration to women of color, women pursuing their first advanced degree, or credentials in non?traditional fields.

Carl A. Scott Book Scholarship
Council on Social Work Education
1600 Duke Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) awards two $500.00 scholarships to students in their final year of a MSW degree at a CSWE-accredited program. Applicants from the following ethnic groups are eligible to apply: Puerto Rican, Asian American, American Indian, African American, and Mexican American.

Dalai Lama Fellowship
New York University is one of ten universities to offer the Dalai Lama Fellowship, a global program authorized by the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. One fellow will be chosen from each university to receive up to $10,000 toward a year-long project of his or her design in one of four focus areas: 1) working across differences; 2) diminishing violence; 3) alleviating poverty; 4) protecting the environment. All undergraduate, graduate and professional students - who will be enrolled full-time at NYU in Academic Year 2013 – 2014 - are invited to apply.

Fulbright
International Educational Exchange Program
Fulbright offers competitive, merit?based grants for Students, Scholars, Teachers, Professionals and Groups. Grants are available for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for foreign (non-U.S.) citizens to come to the U.S.

Fund for Lesbian and Gay Scholarships (FLAGS)
Whitman-Brooks Scholarship Fund
PO Box 48320
Los Angeles, CA 90048-0320 (213)650-5752
Provides financial assistance to gay, lesbian and bisexual students who show a commitment to community involvement.

General Board of Higher Education & Ministry
Applicants must be an active, full member of The United Methodist Church for at least ONE year. Membership is determined by the date the applicant was confirmed and took membership vows with a United Methodist church. Applicants must be pursuing a degree program at ANY accredited institution within the U.S. Applicants are required to be full-time students according to their school’s standards for the program for which they are enrolled. Multiple scholarships and loans available.

George E. Meares Memorial Scholarship
George E. Meares Scholarship Committee
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
2714 Georgia Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001
Grants up to $1,000 for the support of graduate study in social work.

Gosnell Memorial Scholarship National Association of Social Workers Development Office
750 First St., NE, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20002-4241
Awarded to NASW members who are MSW candidates and have demonstrated a commitment to working with American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations in public and voluntary nonprofit agency settings.

Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc.
NY Grace LeGendre Fellowship Committee
901 East Lake Road
Dundee, NY 14837 (315) 536-8440
Provides awards to women who are candidates for master and doctoral degrees at colleges and universities throughout New York State. The number and amount of the fellowships vary from year to year.

Harriet Bloomfield Memorial Scholarship
NASW-NJ Chapter
30 Silverline Drive, Suite 3
North Brunswick, NJ 08902 (732)296-8070
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who is a member of the New Jersey Chapter of NASW. The student must have applied to, or have been accepted into, an accredited BSW or MSW program. Interview required.

Hebrew Free Loan Society
675 Third Avenue
Suite 1905
New York, NY 10017
Make loans on a nonsectarian basis where the availability of interest?free credit will make a significant difference in an individual's life. Also offer scholarships.

HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society)
333 Seventh Avenue
16th Floor
New York, NY 10001 – 5019 (212)967-4100
Scholarships are given to students who immigrated to the United States after January 1, 1992, and are awarded based on academic merit, community involvement, and financial need.

The Houtan Scholarship Foundation
300 Central Ave
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234
609-601-2332
Students from all origins, Iranian and non?Iranian, who have high academic performance and proven interest in promoting Iran's great culture, heritage, language and civilization. One award of $2500 per semester will be given toward a graduate school education for the selected applicant. The award is offered each fall and spring semester. The candidates for the award must demonstrate leadership ability and the desire to make a difference in the society, where they reside.

Indian Health Service
IHS Scholarship Program
801 Thompson Ave., Suite 120
Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 443-6197
For qualified American Indian and Alaska Native students applying to, accepted by or enrolled in a health or allied health professions program (social work) and who commit to working in American Indian and Alaska Native communities after graduation. Health Professions scholarship recipients receive financial aid covering tuition, required fees and other educational and living expenses as outlined below.

Japanese American Citizens League
National Scholarship Program
C/o Portland JACL P.O. Box 86310
Portland, OR 97286
Every applicant must be an active National JACL member. JACL Membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background.

Jewish Community Center Association
520 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10018 (212) 786-5114
Up to $10,000 per year for a one or two-year period to pursue graduate studies that lead to a professional career in a Jewish Community Center. Scholarship recipients will participate in a program of selected JCC Association educational experiences and career development seminars.

Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) Chicago
216 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 700
Chicago, Illinois 60606 (312) 673-3444
Jewish full-time student with financial need. Scholarships are granted to students who show promise in their chosen careers, especially those entering professions dedicated to helping others. Born and/or raised in either: Cook County, Chicago metropolitan area or Northwest Indiana or one continuous year of full?time employment in Cook County or Chicago metropolitan area prior to starting professional education.

The John Frederick Steinman Fellowship Fund
8 West King Street
P.O. Box 1328
Lancaster, PA 17608-1328
One or more fellowships (in the amount of $6,000) may be awarded to qualified persons seeking advanced study in the fields of psychiatry, psychology or social work. The fellowship may be renewed for a second year upon review of evidence of progress by the fellow in the course of study. Fellowships will be awarded to those who have obligated themselves to practice their profession within Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, or in such other location serving in substantial part, residents of Lancaster County as the Fellowship Committee shall approve. The number of years each fellow shall be obligated to practice within Lancaster County shall be at least equal to the number of years fellowship support is received.

Jules Dorfman Scholarship
Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis
6705 Hoover Road Indianapolis, IN 46260?4120 (317)726-5450
Granted annually to a qualified graduate student in Jewish communal service, social work or Jewish education.

Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation
530 East Town Street, P.O. Box 38
Columbus, Ohio 43216 (614)228-6515
Most scholarships are available to all alumnae of the fraternity. Some do have restrictions or preferences as requested by donors.

Kosciuszko Foundation
Tuition Scholarships
15 East 65th Street New York, NY 10065 (212) 734-2130
United States citizens and permanent residents of Polish descent who are beginning or continuing graduate studies and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Scholarships are given for full-time studies only. All majors are supported. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $7,000.

Leopold Schepp Foundation
551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3000
New York, NY 10176 (212) 986-3078
Scholarships offered to U.S. citizens enrolled full?time. Awards given to people under age forty pursuing a graduate degree. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and academic excellence. Awards from $500-$7,500 per student. Interview in New York City is required.

Li Po Chun Charitable Trust Fund
34/F., Wu Chung House
213 Queen's Road East Wanchai, Hong Kong
Hong Kong residents having resided in Hong Kong for a continuous period of not less than 7 years; holders of either a degree from a university in Hong Kong or recognized equivalent qualifications; in possession of practical working experience in the relevant field of study; eligible for admission to the intended course of study (postgraduate) in universities or institutions overseas; available to attend an interview to be conducted in Hong Kong.

League of United Latina American Citizens (LULAC)
LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF)
1133 19th Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036 (202) 833-6130
LULAC offers a variety of scholarships for students through its educational arm, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC).

The Margaret Yardley Fellowship
New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs
55 Labor Center Way
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1593
Annually provides between six and eight $1,000 grants to deserving women who are New Jersey residents pursuing post-graduate advanced studies. Qualifications include scholastic achievement, career service potential and charitable endeavors. The grant is applied solely to tuition expenses.

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
World Bank Family Network
1818 H Street NW, MSN J2?202
Washington DC, 20433 (202)473-5804
For students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada. Has a record of service to women and children and a commitment to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries. The MMMF awards grants of approximately $12,000 to be used toward the completion of her degree; grants are not renewable.

Mennonite Health Services
Elmer Ediger Scholarship
234 South Main Street, Suite 1
Goshen, IN 46526
800-611-4007
Must be a member of a Mennonite, Brethren in Christ or Mennonite Brethren congregation. Graduate students who have an interest in the mental health, developmental disabilities, or related fields.

National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc.
Applicants must be working or planning to work directly with children and pursuing graduate level studies for one year in fields which address the special needs of children and youth. Graduate fields of study include, but are not limited to: Counseling, Psychology, Mental Health, Special Education, Speech Pathology, Exceptional Children, Remedial Skills Development, Hearing Impaired, Gifted and Talented, etc. Scholarships are not awarded for graduate work in administration or general education. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen and a permanent resident of a state with a Junior Auxiliary Chapter: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas.

National Association of Puerto Rican Social Workers
P.O. Box 651
Brentwood, NY 11717 (631) 864-1536
Provides scholarship awards to first or second year full-time graduate students presently enrolled in a social work program. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a strong interest in community organization and community advocacy which would potentially impact the Puerto Rican/Latino community. Applicants should demonstrate financial need and proficient academic performance.

National Federation of the Blind
Scholarship Program
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230 (410) 659-9314
Annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty national scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. Please review web site for specific eligibility requirements.

National Hispanic Scholarshp Fund
General College Scholarship
55 Second Street, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105 (415)808-2300
Designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis and award amounts generally range from $1,000 to $5,000

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)
1860 19TH ST NW Washington, DC 20009 (202) 387-0600
Available to Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarship Program, to be “Italian American” the student must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy. Scholarship awards range from $2,000-
$12,000. Have a grade?point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent).

The National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health
3575 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 102
Mercerville, NJ 08619
(609)838-5488
The Hispanic Higher Education Scholarship Fund (HHESF) aims at increasing the number of available bilingual individuals of Hispanic origin to meet the behavioral health needs of Hispanics. They target individuals of Hispanic origin who are proficient in English and Spanish and possess a baccalaureate degree acceptable in the United States, who are interested in or are pursuing a Master's degree in Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited college or university, and who commit to working at a New Jersey-based community mental health center for one year during or after their Master's program.

Navajo National Graduate Fellowship
Provide financial assistance to eligible Navajo students attending graduate school. For full-time graduate students, the award shall be a minimum of $5,000 and up to a maximum of $10,000 for nine to twelve semester credit hours

New York City Alumnae Panhallenic Collegiate Scholarship
Scholarship to Greek women who are members of National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) member
fraternities and are attending or will attend a graduate program within a 50 mile radius of Columbus
Circle in new York City.

NWSA Women’s/Gender Studies Student Scholarships and Awards
7100 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301
College Park, MD 20742
Award provides financial assistance to graduate students doing research in Women/lesbian studies. Preference is given to candidates who are members in the National Women's Studies Association. Scholarship amounts vary from $500-$1,000.

PACE: The Political Action Arm of the National Association of Social Workers
New York City Chapter
50 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10004
The Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) Committee of the New York City Chapter of the NASW offers two scholarships for politically minded social work students. The David Roth Scholarship is for first year students, the Miriam Dinerman is for second year students, and both are at the graduate level. The amount of each scholarship is $500. Scholarship winners will also be given a one year free membership or renewal of membership in NASW.


The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

400 West 59th Street New York, NY 10019 (212)547-6926
Provides opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The fellowship consists of $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to
$20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported (maximum of two years), a total of as much as $90,000.

PEO Sisterhood - PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund
PEO Executive Office
3700 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50312 (515)255-3153
Program provides scholarships for select women from other countries for graduate study in the United
States and Canada. A maximum award of $5,000 can be renewed twice.

Pi Gamma Mu
Social Sciences Honor Society
1001 Millington, Suite B Winfield, KS 67156
(620) 221-3128
If you are a member of Pi Gamma Mu, you could qualify to be the recipient of a $2000 or $1000 award
to attend your first or second year of graduate school. Pi Gamma Mu awards up to 10 scholarships each year.

The Point Foundation
1357 Broadway, Suite 401
New York, NY 10018
866-337-6468
Provides scholarships, mentorship, leadership training and hope for students of merit who have been marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

The Roothbert Fund, Inc
475 Riverside Drive, Room 252
New York, NY 10115 (212) 870-3116
Grants for graduate study at accredited colleges or universities in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values," and works to foster fellowship among them. Grants are small (averaging $2,000-$3,000) and are meant to be supplementary. Interview required.

The Ruth Taylor Award Fund
United Way of Westchester and Putnam
336 Central Park Avenue
White Plains, New York 10606 (914)997-6700
Eligible individuals must be residents of Westchester County pursuing graduate level education on a full-time basis at accredited U.S. colleges or schools in social welfare or public health. Criteria used in evaluating applications are public service, financial need, and scholastic capacity.

Sergeant John Basilone Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship
UNICO National
271 US Highway 46 West, Suite A-108
Fairfield, NJ 07004 (973) 808-0035
The UNICO Foundation, Inc. will grant up to a maximum of $6,000, for a postgraduate scholarship, to a student attending an accredited program at a college/university in the United States at $1,500 per year. A candidate must be a United States citizen of Italian heritage.

Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship
Stonewall Community Foundation
446 West 33rd Street New York, NY 10001 (212)367-1155
This scholarship supports lesbian-identified students in their quest for higher education. Applicants must demonstrate their motivation to making a difference and have a history of academic excellence and community service. Three $3,000 scholarships will be awarded annually and are non-renewable.

Transgender Scholarship and Education Legacy Fund (TSELF)
International Foundation for Gender Education
P.O. Box 540229
Waltham, MA 02454?0229 (781)899-2212
Scholarships provide supplemental funding for undergraduate and graduate students who have a demonstrated ability in and commitment to affecting change in the transgender communities through their commitment to working and being educated in the helping and caring professions.

UJA Federation of New York Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of two years and must be used toward tuition or related educational expenses. Scholarships for students committed to a career at UJA?Federation of New York and for students interested in a career in the broader Jewish communal sector.

Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship
NASW Foundation National Programs
naswfoundation@naswdc.org
750 First Street, NE, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20002-4241
MSW student who demonstrates an interest in, or has experience with health/mental health practice and has a commitment to working in the African American community. One scholarship of up to $2,000 will be awarded.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. National Education Foundation Scholarships and Fellowships
1734 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-3103
Scholarships and fellowships for graduate study. Some awards are only offered to members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Awards don’t exceed $2,500 per year.

Compiled August 2012

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