Second Career Fellowship For Clinical Scholars in Social Work

NYU Silver School of Social Work recognizes that going back to school after a significant time away is a courageous decision that can add serious financial strain and unique challenges.

We would like to offer the opportunity to change this reality.

Thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor, we are offering two competitive merit and need-based scholarships and stipends to career changers with a passion for clinical social work who are entering the full-time, two-year MSW program at NYU Silver starting in Fall 2020. The scholarships will be awarded based on a thorough evaluation of scholarship applications from accepted students who meet the above criteria.

We invite all prospective students passionate about developing their social work clinical skills who are changing careers to apply!

How to Apply

In order to apply for this Fellowship, you must submit an MSW application to our two-year Master of Social Work (MSW) program by 11:59pm (EST) on January 31st, 2020 and answer "Yes" the the career changer question.

You must also submit a Second-Career Fellowship for Clinical Scholars in Social Work Scholarship Application by 11:59pm (EST) on February 3rd, 2020.

Please note that the Second-Career Fellowship application requires the same log-in credentials as your MSW application.

The only fellowship applications that will be considered are those that have submitted all required MSW application materials, have a completed MSW application, and have submitted the Second-Career Fellowship Application by the February 3rd deadline.

Questions about this Fellowship can be sent to


Two clinically focused second-career students accepted to the full-time, two-year MSW program beginning in Fall 2020


A comprehensive scholarship covering tuition, fees, and living expenses for both years of study


Applications will be accepted through February 3, 2020


Apply to our two-year MSW program and indicate that you are a career changer