Graduate Diversity Scholarships

Graduate Diversity Scholarships are presented to graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents from disadvantaged and/or underrepresented groups in their fields of graduate study. These scholarships are awarded by the Graduate College.

The Scholarship/Awards Committee in the School of Social Work is responsible for announcing, selecting, and disbursing the following Social Work scholarships and assistantships. Recipients are recognized at the graduation ceremony in May. View the 2021 School of Social Work Graduation Ceremony program.

Graduate Assistantships

The School of Social Work offers graduate teaching assistantships for the fall and spring semesters of 2022-23. Some of these will be new appointments, while others may be renewed. Assistantship positions are quarter-time (10 hours per week) and are located in Iowa City unless otherwise indicated. Due to the uncertainty of state appropriations and departmental budgets at this time, some assistantships may not be filled or delayed in being filled until the positions can be funded.

Teaching assistants assist faculty with course instruction. We anticipate having at least 8 teaching assistantships available. Duties may include providing assistance in conducting library searches, test preparation, grading assignments and/or tests, lecture preparation, coordination of field or volunteer activities, and conducting review sessions. Qualifications include completion of prerequisite courses and the ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Some courses require more specific duties and/or qualifications. Detailed information for each teaching assistant position can be found in the Graduate Assistantship Positions Announcement document linked below. It is anticipated that the following courses/programs will have a teaching assistant assigned: Field Practicum Program; Social Justice and Social Welfare in the U.S.; Human Behavior in the Social Environment; Social Welfare Policy and Practice; Discrimination, Oppression, and Diversity; Social Work Processes; Introduction to Social Work Research; and the Aging and Longevity Studies Program.

The application deadline is Monday, March 21, 2022.  Completed applications and questions should be directed to Chuck Wieland, Administrator, electronically at charles-wieland@uiowa.edu.
 

Graduate Assistantship Positions Announcement

Graduate Assistantships Advertisement

Graduate Assistantship Application

 

School of Social Work Scholarships

NOTE: Links to application forms will be provided when the application period opens.

Contact kate-kemp@uiowa.edu with questions about these scholarships.

The Lorraine T. Dorfman Gerontological Social Work Award
A scholarship for PhD students who have demonstrated a commitment to gerontological research in social work. Incoming PhD students are eligible for up to three years of support. Current PhD students are eligible for one non-renewable award. 

Application Deadline: N/A,  By nomination only

Constance Swank Fund for Aging Research
Provides support to graduate students conducting applied research in aging, including but not limited to work in gerontology, geriatrics, public policy, communications, social sciences, or humanities.

Application Deadline: February 24, 2022

Callie Ann Hall Award in Social Work
Given annually to support a social work graduate student who is conducting research on chemical dependency: its impact, prevention, and treatment.  For more information, see the Callie Ann Hall Award in Social Work form.

Application Deadline: November 11, 2022

Christensen-Klein Scholarship
$1,000 award supports a graduate social work student who demonstrates merit and are in good academic standing.  For more information, see the Christensen-Klein Scholarship Award form.

Application Deadline: November 11, 2022

Diversity Scholarships for Social Work Students from Fundraiser 2022
The SSW raised funds during National Social Work Month last March, 2022 to directly support our Black, Indigenous and Students of Color.  A total of six $2,000 awards will be made to social work students currently enrolled (fall 2022) in the undergraduate or graduate program.  For more information, see the Diversity Scholarships for Social Work Students from Fundraiser 2022 form.

Application Deadline: October 7, 2022

Megan Sloss Scholarship
Created in memory of Megan Sloss, a second-year MSW student who died suddenly in 2016, this $1,000 scholarship supports an MSW student with interest in mental health, rural mental health, and/or working with children.  For more information, see the Megan Sloss Scholarship form.

Application Deadline: November 12, 2021

Lola Moeller Zook & Leslie G. Moeller Community Service Award
One annual award of up to $1,000 is made to an MSW student who is studying, is active in, or intends to pursue employment in the field of community service.  For more information, see the Lola Moeller Zook & Leslie G. Moeller Community Service Award form.

Application Deadline: November 11, 2022

Dianne Orton & Stephen Grant Orton Scholarship
Gives support to an MSW student entering their second year with an interest in medical social work, with special consideration given to a student doing their placement in UI Department of Pediatrics with an interest in pediatric asthma and/or allergies.  For more information, see the Dianne Orton @ Stephen Grant Orton Scholarship form.

Application Deadline: November 11, 2022

Janice Baumback Scholarship Award
Annual $1,000 award made to a second-year MSW student studying family counseling or mental health.  For more information, see the Janice Baumback Scholarship Award form.

Application Deadline: April 17, 2022

Mildred J. Snider Memorial Scholarship
One $1,000 annual award to help fund a graduate student for an internship in policy studies in an approved national public or private agency, or to support policy-related research.  For more information, see the Mildred J. Snider Memorial Scholarship form.

Application Deadline: November 11, 2022

John Craft Excellence in Research Award
Named in memory of John Craft, former Professor of Research at the School of Social Work, supports one undergraduate student and one graduate student annually in conducting research projects on children or families.  For more information, see the John Craft Excellence in Research Award form.

Application Deadline: April 17, 2022

The Former Faculty Scholarship
Funded by memorial donations and other gifts made in honor of retiring faculty members and their contributions to the School.  Each year a $500 award is given to one graduate student. This scholarship considers academic excellence but also places an emphasis on supporting future-oriented students who have diverse experiences, cultures, and extracurricular activities.  For more information, see the Former Faculty Scholarship form.

Application Deadline: November 11, 2022