Scholarships & Awards

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Financial Aid, just for Social Work students

There are many awards and scholarships available to Social Work students. Check the listing below to find out what you might qualify for, and don’t forget to check Academic Works to find out what other scholarships are out there! 

BSW Awards & Scholarships

Wisconsin Nursing Home Social Workers Association Scholarship

Application Due June 30, 2021

See full details here: Wisonsin Nursing Home Social Workers Association Scholarship

View all current available scholarships through UW Oshkosh Academic Works

Wisconsin Women In Government 2020 Undergraduate Scholarship

Application Due May 30, 2020

The Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) Undergraduate Scholarship program is designed to provide financial support for women who wish to pursue careers in public service, public administration or governmental affairs. The scholarship is available to current college or university students who likely would have difficulty continuing their education without financial assistance. The purpose of the program is to make post-secondary education more accessible to women by relieving some of the financial burden.

Note that students from a wide variety of majors are encouraged to apply, including, but not limited to political science, government, legal studies, criminal justice, public safety, etc. The key is that a student must demonstrate a commitment to a career in public service, public administration or government affairs.

Scholarships of up to $3,000 will be awarded to students who will be attending any college or university that is part of the UW System, the Wisconsin Technical College System, or any in-state private college affiliated with the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, school supplies, childcare, and to reduce loan burden.

See full details and apply here.

View all current available scholarships through UW Oshkosh Academic Works

Lois Miranda Advocacy Award

Nominations Due 11/7/2021

History: The Lois Miranda Advocacy Award is named after the late retired Social Work Faculty member at UW Oshkosh. She was tireless in her dedication and advocacy of marginalized populations. In her memory, students who model her advocacy work, will be awarded. To honor her, a fund was begun and a plaque created to share awardees names each year. This plaque hangs in the Social Work Office.

Award: The award amount varies year to year. For 2021, the amount is TBD

Eligibility criteria:

  • Graduating seniors who are in good standing in their programs.
  • Students must be nominated by others (no self nominations) forwarding the name and a brief rationale detailing the contribution in advocacy the student has made.
  • Significant contribution in advocacy for marginalized population(s) by a student or a group of students.

Nominations can be made by faculty, staff, community members or other students and submitted via the form below. Please include the name of student, major, and provide in detail, the specific work to marginalized populations which the student(s) have been involved with.

This award will include recognition on a perpetual plaque, a certificate and monetary award for the awardee.

Submit nominations to Colleen Hansen (hansenc@uwosh.edu) by November 7, 2021.

Lois Miranda Advocacy Award Nomination Form

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MSW Awards & Scholarships

Wisconsin Nursing Home Social Workers Association Scholarship

Application Due June 30, 2021

See full details here: Wisonsin Nursing Home Social Workers Association Scholarship

View all current available scholarships through UW Oshkosh Academic Works

Eugene R. Bonynge Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship

Application Due May 4, 2020

Please see the attached scholarship packet for the Eugene R. Bonynge Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship. This $1000 scholarship is for full time graduate students in the behavioral sciences, who graduated from a high school in Minnesota. Due May 4, 2020

Apply here.

View all current available scholarships through UW Oshkosh Academic Works

2020 WCSWE Scholarship

Apply here.

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Senior Living Scholarship

$1000 Award

Due November 15, 2018

Senior citizens are one of the most important and often neglected groups in our society. There are many issues associated with age, such as poor mobility, Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, depression and many others. It is important that we care for seniors, especially when they need our care the most. It is also extremely important to bring light to issues and problems that effect senior citizens, so that we as a society can solve them.

Senior Guidance is proud to offer our $1000 yearly senior living scholarship to one student per year.

You may submit an essay that is between 750 and 4000 words on any topic related to senior living. For example, you may pick any particular issue related to senior living and write about the solution(s) to the problem. You may also write about specific senior living lifestyles and issues related to them, such as assisted living facilities, nursing homes or retirement communities. You do not have to write about a problem – you may submit an essay that is a thoroughly researched informational article on any topic related to senior living.

See website for full details.

View all current available scholarships through UW Oshkosh Academic Works

SeniorAdvice Caregiver Scholarships

$2000 Award

Due January 15, 2020

SeniorAdvice is offering a $2,000 scholarship to an eligible student who has been a caregiver for a senior friend or relative. One student, who will be attending college or university in the Spring of 2019, will receive $2,000 for tuition and/or books.

For deadlines and details on how to apply, click here.

View all current available scholarships through UW Oshkosh Academic Works

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH
Social Work Department

(920) 424-1419
pasewalr@uwosh.edu
Swart Hall, Room 230

(920) 424-1419
pasewalr@uwosh.edu
Swart Hall, Room 230