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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.

 

Recognition for College of Social Work PhD awards:
  • Evening of Recognition – MCR – May 3, 2019 (2019 recipient)
  • Doctoral Day of Recognition – All – September 28, 2018 (2018 recipients)
  • Scholarship Dinner – All – March 25, 2019 (2018 recipients)

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.
  •  2018 Recipient Recognized at the Doctoral Day of Recognition – September 28, 2018, and the Scholarship Dinner, March 25, 2019.
  • Self or faculty nominations for 2018-19 are due April 22, 2019.
  • Interview presentations are May 6, 2019

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.
  • 2018 Recipient Recognized at the Doctoral Day of Recognition, September 28, 2018, and the Scholarship Dinner, March 25, 2019.
  • Self or faculty nominations are due April 22, 2019.
  • Interview presentations are May 6, 2019.

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.
  • 2019 Recipient Recognized at the Evening of Recognition May 3, 2019 and the 2019 Doctoral Day of Recognition and 2020 Scholarship Dinner.  2018 Recipients recognized at the May 4, 2018, Evening of Recognition, the September 28, 2018 Doctoral Day of Recognition, and the March 25, 2019, Scholarship Dinner.
  • Self or faculty nominations due March 26, 2019.
  • Interview presentations are April 8, 2019

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.
  • 2018 Recipient recognized at the Doctoral Day of Recognition, September 28, 2018.
  • Nomination packet due April 22, 2019.
  • Interview presentations are May 6, 2019

 


GRADUATE SCHOOL AWARDS 

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