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American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Practice
Judith Holm Memorial Student Awards Program
http://www.abecsw.org/student-awards.html
ABE offers several $2000 cash awards to second-year master's students who can demonstrate excellence in preparation for clinical social work practice. Competitors submit papers based on clinical work done in a field placement or practicum. For more information, call (800) 694-7882.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarship
http://www.naswfoundation.org/gosnell.asp
Awarded to master's degree candidates in social work who have demonstrated a commitment to working with, or who have a special affinity with American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations, or in public and voluntary nonprofit agency settings. It is projected that Up to 10 scholarships in amounts ranging from $1,000 - $4,000 will be awarded for the 2009 - 2010 academic year.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Carl A Scott Memorial Fund Book Scholarships
http://www.cswe.org/cms/14524.aspx
Two Carl A. Scott Book Scholarships in the amount of $500 each are available each academic year to students who have demonstrated a commitment to work for equity and social justice in social work. The awards will be made to students from ethnic groups of color (African American, American Indian, Asian American, Mexican American, and Puerto Rican) who are in their last year of study for a social work degree in a baccalaureate or master's degree program accredited by CSWE.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Scholarships and Fellowships
http://www.cswe.org/CentersInitiatives/ScholarshipsandFellowships.aspx
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Geriatric Social Work Initiative
Funding Opportunities
http://www.gswi.org/funding_opportunities/index.html
Finding funding for education, training and research can be a challenge. This section can help. It is intended to simplify the search process for those in the social work community seeking scholarships, fellowship, and grant opportunities.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Michigan League for Public Policy
Maurice Beck Scholarship
http://www.mlpp.org/about-us/beck-scholarship
Deadline : June 15
The Michigan League for Human Services offers a social work scholarship of roughly $1000 a year, depending on interest available from an endowment. The scholarship is reserved for BSW students pursuing a graduate level social work degree focusing on organizational and community practice at a Michigan university. Second year MSW students in the same concentrations are also encouraged to apply. Applications require a 750 word essay on how you would use your MSW degree to create a systemic change which would improve the lives of of low income people in Michigan. For more information, contact : Beck Scholarship, c/o Sharon Parks, Michigan League for Human Services, 1115 S. Pennsylvania Suite 202, Lansing MI 48912; mlhs@michleagueforhumansvs.org
(Last checked 10/17/13)

National Association of Social Work Foundation
Fellowship, Scholarship, and Research Awards
http://www.naswfoundation.org/fellowships.asp
Includes:
(1) Jane B. Aron Doctoral Fellowship
(2) Eileen Blackey Doctoral Fellowship
(3) Consuelo W. Gosnell MSW Scholarship
(4) Verne LaMarr Lyons MSW Scholarship
(5) Ruth Fizdale Chapter Research Program
(Last checked 10/17/13)

National Association of Social Workers
Loan Forgiveness Programs Available To Social Workers
http://www.socialworkers.org/loanforgiveness/default.asp
NASW is promoting loan forgiveness for social workers as part of its on-going work to improve working conditions, salaries, and other benefits for members of the profession and to ensure that consumers have access to qualified professionals. NASW will continue its support for proposals to provide loan forgiveness for social workers in child welfare and schools, while also working to secure loan forgiveness and other educational supports for social workers in other practice areas.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

University of Michigan
School of Social Work
Financial Aid Resources Web Page
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/resources/index2.html?collection=fin
(Last checked 10/17/13)

University of Michigan
School of Social Work
Michigan Program on Poverty and Social Welfare Postdoctoral Fellowships
http://www.fordschool.umich.edu/research/poverty/
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship
http://www.naswfoundation.org/lyons.asp
awarded to a masters degree candidate in social work who demonstrates an interest in, or has experience with, health/mental health practice and has a commitment to working in the African American community. Scholarship recipients now work in hospitals, medical clinics, and social services agencies that provide treatment and specialized services to African American patients. The Lyons Scholarship is awarded based on the projected annual earnings to the fund and contributions. It is projected that one scholarship, up to $1,000, will be awarded for the 2009 - 2010 academic year.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Wayne State University
School of Social Work
Scholarships and Financial Aid
http://www.socialwork.wayne.edu/financialaid.php
(Last checked 10/17/13)


Databases

SciVal Funding
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/home
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/search?preSearch
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

GrantSelect
http://ezproxy.msu.edu:2047/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

MSU Scholarship Search
http://scholendow2.ais.msu.edu/Student/ScholSearch.asp
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
(Last checked 10/17/13)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
(Last checked 10/17/13)

FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/.
If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
(Last checked 10/17/13)


Books

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.

 

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