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SSW Grants and Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Posted: July 12, 2012

The SSW Office of Student Services is now accepting applications for the grants and scholarships listed below. Applications are due by September 21, 2012, 5:00pm (EST) and should be submitted by email to ssw.specialprograms@umich.edu.

The Derek L. Anderson Memorial Scholarship is given to doctoral or MSW students who demonstrate leadership, support, or involvement in research or scholarship that promotes responsible and informed social work practice with transgender, bisexual, lesbian, or gay (TBLG) individuals and/or communities.

The Gus Harrison Scholarship was established by Dr. John R. Koza in honor of Gus Harrison. It is awarded to a student in social work or public administration who exemplifies the dedication to public service and integrity that has been illustrated by Gus Harrison's service to the State of Michigan Department of Corrections and the Michigan State Lottery.

The Kay Reebel Scholarship Fund is made possible by a gift from Katherine R. Reebel, emeritus professor of the School of Social Work. The Award funds are used to provide tuition support for MSW students.

The Kenneth G. Lutterman Memorial Scholarship is made possible by a gift from his wife, Jean, in memory of her husband. The scholarship is awarded to a second-year MSW student in good standing who is concentrating in the practice area of mental health. Selection is based on demonstrated, outstanding potential for professional practice. Determination of awards shall be based primarily on an evaluation of all previous undergraduate and graduate academic work, recommendations, employment experience in the human services, the applicant's written supplementary statement, and other application documents. This award is provided to an enrolled student.

The Eleanor Sabo Scholarship is awarded to a second-year MSW student who demonstrates academic excellence during the student's first or second year in the program, and while placed in a foster care and/or adoption field setting. This scholarship is awarded to an enrolled student planning on practicing in the area of foster care or adoption upon graduation.

The Sims Medal and Award is given to master's degree students who examine some aspect of the interactive efforts of home/neighborhood, workplace, and school on the functioning of family members, and who intend to purse careers in those areas. This award is administered by the School of Social Work and open to MSW students but is also open to graduate students from Education, Psychology, Architecture and Urban Planning and Business.

The Robert and Judith Wollack Scholarship is awarded to an MSW student interested in working with adolescent males in the juvenile justice system. This award is provided to an enrolled student.

The Rosemary Sarri Endowed Scholarship was made possible by gifts of alumni and friends to honor Dr. Rosemary Sarri on her retirement from the School of Social Work. Dr. Sarri generously matched these contributions to increase the fund. This scholarship is awarded to an MSW student or a doctoral student in alternating years. Preference is given to students specializing in Community Organization or Social Welfare Policy and Evaluation. Selection is based on demonstrated, outstanding potential for professional practice. This award is provided to an enrolled student.

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