The Scholarship/Awards Committee is responsible for announcing, selecting, and disbursing the following scholarships in the School of Social Work.

Each award is announced on student listservs, and in class as appropriate. Application materials are made available in each center as applicable. Recipients are recognized at the graduation ceremony in May. View the 2021 School of Social Work Graduation Ceremony program.

 

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

School of Social Work Scholarships

 

Stephen and Lynnette Anfinson Scholarship Award
One $1,000 award made to an undergraduate social work student who is a resident of Iowa. The criteria for the award are academic success, aptitude for and commitment to the profession as demonstrated in volunteer or work histories, and Iowa residency. For more information, see the Stephen and Lynnette Anfinson Scholarship Award form.

Application Deadline: April 17, 2021

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, 2021

Houlihan First Gen Scholarship
Two scholarships of $2,500 each made to junior or senior undergraduate students who identify as first-generation college students. For more information, see the Houlihan First Gen Scholarship form.

Application Deadline: April 17, 2021

H. Wayne and Donna J. Johnson Award
Named in memory of longtime faculty member and director of the BA Program H. Wayne Johnson, annually provides $500 of support to a junior or senior undergraduate student who has been admitted to the major. For more information, see the H. Wayne and Donna J. Johnson Award form.

Application Deadline: April 17, 2021

Margaret Bridgen Rostenbach Memorial Scholarship
One $1,000 award made to an undergraduate social work student with particular interest to provide case work.  The criteria for the award is academic success and aptitude for and commitment to the profession as demonstrated in volunteer or work experience.  For more information, see the Margaret Bridgen Rostenbach Memorial Scholarship form.

Application Deadline: April 2, 2021

Jean H. Winter and Robin Odem Award
One $4,000 annual award made to a junior undergraduate social work student who is a resident of Iowa. The criteria for the award is academic success, aptitude for and commitment to the profession as demonstrated in volunteer or work histories, and Iowa residency. For more information, see the Jean H. Winter and Robin Odem Award form.

Application Deadline: April 17, 2021

 

Other Scholarships and Fellowships

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences supports numerous scholarships through the college's annual scholarship competition. For a list of scholarships available in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and information on applying for scholarships, visit the CLAS Scholarships page.

General UI Undergraduate Scholarship Information
Scholarship Portal for Undergraduate Students (filtered for "Social Work" )
Scholarships for First-Year Students and Transfer Students

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