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Helen Bader School of Social Welfare Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships provide additional financial support for eligible students. Through the generosity and vision of friends, alumni and faculty, the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare has established scholarships through the UWM Foundation for the benefit of its students. These scholarships are in addition to the scholarships available through UWM’s Financial Aid Office.

Use the Scholarship Application Form to get started. Most scholarships require that you submit information in addition to the application form (e.g., transcripts, etc.). Please read carefully all the information concerning the scholarship(s) for which you are applying. The Scholarship Selection Committee will only consider fully complete applications.

APPLICATIONS

The deadline for submission of applications is March 3, 2014. The submission period for all scholarship applications is February 3 - March 3, 2014.

2014/2015 Applications are available from the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare Student Services office, Enderis Hall, 11th floor beginning Spring semester 2014, or as a download here in Spring 2014.

Please also include an unofficial copy of your transcript with your application. Completed applications should be mailed to:

Kelby Spann, Director, Student Services
Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
P.O. Box 786
Milwaukee, WI 53201

or can be returned in person to Helen Bader School of Social Welfare Student Services, on the Eleventh Floor of Enderis Hall. Electronic (email) submission of completed applications or supporting materials will not be accepted.

Helen Bader School of Social Welfare 2014/2015 Scholarships

Qualifications for all 2014/2015 Helen Bader School of Social Welfare scholarships are listed below. Eligibility requirements for each scholarship and the criteria used in making the awards are indicated. Start your application today. Please include an unofficial copy of your transcript with your application. And best of luck to you!

The deadline for submission of applications is March 3, 2014.

Dean’s New Freshman Scholarship

  • Undergraduate: Amount varies
  • Newly admitted freshman
  • Full-time enrollment for fall
  • 3.5 or higher GPA
  • ACT/SAT scores
  • Social Work or Criminal Justice major

Kathleen Scheller Memorial Scholarship

  • Undergraduate: Min. $500
  • Social Work major
  • Non-traditional student (40+ years)
  • Receiving financial aid

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (N.O.B.L.E.)

  • Undergraduate: Min. $1000
  • Member of under-represented racial minority group with a preference for African-Americans
  • Junior or senior standing
  • 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Receiving financial aid
  • Interest in working in a correctional or criminal justice agency

Helen Bader Age & Community Scholarship

  • Helen Bader Age & Community Scholarship
  • Pursuing Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Renewable
  • Downloadable application

Stowell Associates Scholarship for Care Management

  • MSW student: $1600
  • Interest in career in care management
  • Academic merit
  • Receiving financial aid

Yolanda-Vega Will Alumni Scholarship

  • Undergraduate and Graduate: Min. $1000
  • Student enrolled in Social Work or Criminal Justice program
  • Academic merit

Irene Frye Scholarship for Gerontology

  • MSW or PhD student: Min. $1000
  • Concentration in Gerontology
  • Receiving financial aid
  • A non-traditional student or member of an under-represented minority

Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors Youth Foundation Scholarship

  • Undergraduate and Graduate: Min. $1000
  • Student enrolled in Social Work or Criminal Justice program
  • Interest in career working with youth
  • Academic merit
  • Receiving financial aid

Don and Helen Banta Scholarship

  • MSW student: Min. $500
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Interest in clinical social work

Aileen Rockjordan Scholarship

  • MSW student: Min. $1000
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting cultural diversity in delivery of social services
  • Members of under-represented racial minority groups
  • Receiving financial aid

Social Welfare Community Organization Scholarship

  • MSW student: Min. $1000
  • Female
  • Participant in community-centered program
  • Full-time student
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Financial need considered

Robert L. Stonek Award

  • Undergraduate and Graduate: Min. $1000
  • Student enrolled in Criminal Justice program

Harry and Esther Kovenock Award

  • Undergraduate: $1000
  • Senior Social Work student
  • Academic merit
  • Receiving financial aid

Important Note: Status of scholarships are subject to change, new ones are often added, and there are some available that require a separate application process.