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Social Work Scholarships

Breaking Down Barriers

Scholarships can you help you break down the barriers that stand between you and completing your education. Explore the scholarships for social work students here or discover more scholarships on the University's MyScholarships portal.

Scholarships for Social Work Students

Karen D. Boochard Social Work Scholarship


  • Full-time student in Social Work
  • 2.0 GPA minimum
  • Graduated from the Big Rapids, Evart, Reed City, Charter Crossroads Academy, Chippewa Hills, or Morley/Standwood school districts or Mecosta-Osceola Intermediate School District

Paul Winfred Owens Memorial Scholarship


  • Full or part-time undergraduate student majoring in Social Work
  • 2.75 GPA minimum
  • Preference given to applicants from a public school in the Grand Rapids, Flint, or Detroit school districts.

Rex Dew Memorial Textbook Scholarship


  • Enrolled in the BSW Social Work Program
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Recommendation from a Social Work faculty member
  • Past or present involvement in extracurricular or voluntary activities is desirable

Samuels Family Annual Scholarship


  • Full-time undergraduate senior student majoring in Social Work
  • 3.0 GPA minimum

Smith, Taylor, Malloy Endowed Scholarship


  • Full-time undergraduate student entering their senior year in the Social Work program
  • 2.70 GPA minimum
  • Recipient should be student with greatest need as determined by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid