The MSW Program offers several need and diversity-based scholarships. There is no application process for these scholarships; students accepted to the MSW Program are automatically considered if they have submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and express a deep passion for clinical social work and social justice. The program attempts to award scholarships no later than early May.
Lee Scheingold, MA, MSW and Bill Etnyre, MSW, PhD, have created the Etnyre Scheingold Clinical Social Work Endowed Scholarship to support students who are pursuing their MSW education and are dedicated to working with society's most vulnerable citizens.
To be eligible for scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:
Applicants to Seattle University's Master of Social Work program are eligible to apply for the AmeriCorps Alumni Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship are awarded $1,500 per year of their program ($3,000 total for the two-year MSW program). Eligible applicants must have successfully completed (or will have completed) an AmeriCorps term of service by the time of enrollment to their graduate program.
The Lemieux Library has a comprehensive guide to institutional and local funding databases.
Interested in fellowships? Check out the Seattle University's Fellowships database.
Each academic year, the MSW department has student worker positions that may be available. Availability is based on whether current student workers are graduating or moving to other positions. Students are also free to reach out to other graduate programs within the university to ask about employment opportunities within other departments as well.
Faculty are always applying for grants and funding for research. Periodically, faculty members will be awarded a grant that allows them to hire an MSW student to help them with their project. Faculty will notify students as opportunities arise.
Student Financial Services Office is the central department that manages tuition bills, fees, scholarships, and loans. Visit the SFS website for office hours, financial aid information, and payment plan options.