Degrees & Programs

PhD

Special Scholarships

Dr. Audrey Begun, Bridget Bailey and Tori Negash

Thanks to generous donors, scholarships and grants are available from the College of Social Work and the University to support research and travel of doctoral students. See the funding section of the Graduate School website for more on university level funding.


TRAVEL GRANTS

To support and encourage students presenting at conferences, the College of Social Work and the Council of Graduate Students offer travel grants to cover some expenses.

College of Social Work “Ask Fred” and College Travel Funds – [PDF]

  • The “Ask Fred” Fund awards $250 per year per student for travel expenses for conference presentations for up to 10 students.
  • The College provides up to $750 per student per conference for travel expenses for conference presentations and for job interviews for one year while on the job market as a student.
  • Applications are due at least a week before travel using the “Ask Fred” and College Travel Funds Application.
  • Dr. Beverly Toomey (MSW ’74; PhD ’77; professor of Social Work 1977-2001) established the fund to recognize the support that her father, Fred Guella, gave to her and her sisters.

Council of Graduate Students Edward J. Ray Travel Award for Scholarship and Service (Ray Award)

  • Deadlines are significantly earlier and the funding level is usually quite a bit higher.

Meet Recent Award Recipients 


2017 Doctoral Day of Recognition: Erlen Award – Tori Negash and Dr. Shannon Jarrott (recipients – Tori Negash and Sam Bates)

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR RESEARCH SUPPORT 

Merriss Cornell Research Scholarship Award [PDF]

  • Supports the completion of a Master’s thesis or Ph.D. dissertation. Nominees must have an approved thesis or dissertation proposal.
  • Typical awards are between $700-$1500.
  •  2017 Recipient Recognized at the Doctoral Day of Recognition, Autumn 2017.
  • Self or faculty nominations are due March 24, 2017.

Anna Marie Malia Robinson Endowed Scholarship for Mental Health Research [PDF]

  • Supports doctoral student research of severe mental disabilities, particularly bi-polar disorder.
  • Typical awards are $1500 – $2000.
  • 2017 Recipient Recognized at the Doctoral Day of Recognition, Autumn 2017.
  • Self or faculty nominations are due March 24, 2017.

AWARDS FOR RECOGNIZING STUDENT EXCELLENCE 

Merriss Cornell Distinguished Researcher Award [PDF]

  • Recognizes an outstanding Master’s thesis or Doctoral dissertation. Nominees must have an approved thesis or dissertation proposal.
  • Typical awards are between $700-$1500.
  • 2017 Recipient Recognized at the Evening of Recognition May 5, 2017.
  • Self or faculty nominations due March 24, 2017.

Selma and Alexander Erlen Endowment Fund for Doctoral Support [PDF]

  • Recognizes a doctoral student with an outstanding record of service, academics, and scholarship.
  • Typical awards are approximately $2000.
  • 2017 Recipient recognized at the Doctoral Day of Recognition, Autumn 2017.
  • Nomination packet due March 24, 2017.

 


GRADUATE SCHOOL AWARDS 

The Graduate School offers a number of awards as well. Visit the funding section of the Graduate School website.