The University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Social Work
2018 - 2019 Scholarship Application

The College of Social Work offers several scholarships to students who will be enrolled in full time status (9 or more credit hours) for both fall 2018 and spring 2019. Academic achievement and/or financial need is considered in the selection of recipients. Please note that funding is limited and scholarship amounts vary. In most cases they do not cover the full cost of tuition and fees.

Please review the criteria for each scholarship carefully as most have very specific requirements. You must clearly explain how you meet the criteria for the scholarship(s) you are applying for in your essay at the end of the application. Do not apply for scholarships that you are not eligible for.

The deadline to submit this application is February 15th, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.

The deadline the DSW Fund for Clinical Excellence has been extended. Please do not apply for any other scholarships.

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Indebtedness (school loans, etc). Please give total dollar amount: *
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Indicate other applications for stipends, scholarships and loans (source and amount): *
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Do you plan to be employed while in the program? *
If yes, full time or part time?
Academic Program (as of Fall 2018): *
If MSSW, what year will you be?
How many credit hours will you be enrolled in for the fall 2018 semester? *
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If you are an incoming graduate student for fall 2018, have you already been admitted to the MSSW, DSW or PhD program?
What is your residency classification for tuition and fees: *
Please describe any community/university service and/or leadership roles you have held:
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ANTICIPATED MONTHLY FINANCIAL RESOURCES
Please estimate your monthly resources for the time period of August 2018 - May 2019.
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Spouse's income (if single please enter $0): *
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Savings or other liquid assets: *
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Scholarships or stipends (amount and source): *
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TOTAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES: *
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ANTICIPATED MONTHLY EXPENSES
Please estimate your monthly expenses for the time period of August 2018 - May 2019.
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Education expenses for family members (please be specific): *
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Other expenses such as child care, debt repayments, etc. (please be specific): *
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TOTAL MONTHLY EXPENSES: *
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AVAILABLE AWARDS
Please read each scholarship description and criteria carefully. You can apply for as many scholarships as you are eligible for. You must clearly explain how you meet the criteria for the scholarship(s) you are applying for in your essay at the end of the application.

Please do not apply for scholarships that you are not eligible for.

Gene & Annette Lawrence Fellowship
Who is eligible: Knoxville, Nashville and Online MSSW Students

Criteria:
1) preference given to an admitted or currently enrolled UT Knoxville College of Social Work student who is from Memphis and plans to work in the social services field in Memphis
2) financial need may be a factor
3) student shall have demonstrated successful academic performance
4) preference shall be given to a student who has been assigned to Alliance Healthcare Services for field placement

Would you like to apply for the Gene & Annette Lawrence Fellowship? *
Betty M. Robinson Fellowship
Who is eligible: Knoxville MSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be admitted or currently enrolled at the UT Knoxville College of Social Work MSSW program
2) student shall have demonstrated successful academic performance
3) financial need may be a factor

Would you like to apply for the Betty M. Robinson Fellowship? *
Bush Family Fellowship
Who is eligible: Knoxville MSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be admitted or currently enrolled at UT Knoxville College of Social Work and pursuing a graduate degree in Social Work
2) student must demonstrate successful academic performance
3) financial need may be considered

Would you like to apply for the Bush Family Fellowship? *
George R. Johnson Family Foundation Scholarship
Who is eligible: Knoxville, Nashville and Online MSSW Students, BSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be admitted or currently enrolled at UT Knoxville College of Social Work
2) student must be from one of the following counties in Tennessee: Bradley, Hamilton, Loudon, Marion, Meigs, McMinn, Monroe, Polk, Rhea, or Sequatchie
3) student shall have demonstrated successful academic performance
4) financial need may be considered

Would you like to apply for the George R. Johnson Family Foundation Scholarship? *
Cornerstone of Recovery Fellowship
Who is eligible: Knoxville MSSW students

Criteria:
1) student should be in 2nd year of MSSW program
2) student shall have demonstrated successful academic performance
3) Preference shall be given to:
a) student familiar with 12-Step recovery program and committed to work within their philosophical framework
b) student interested in careers in addiction recovery
c) student who has had previous experience in treating substance abuse in a mental health setting
d) student who have had personal experience with addiction in their families or among their friends

Would you like to apply for the Cornerstone of Recovery Fellowship? *
Joseph & Johnnie Lee Tarrer Scholarship
Who is eligible: Knoxville, Nashville and Online MSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be admitted or currently enrolled at UT Knoxville College of Social Work and pursuing a graduate degree in SW
2) student must demonstrate successful academic performance
3) financial need may be considered

Would you like to apply for the Joseph & Johnnie Lee Tarrer Scholarship? *
Devoto Family Scholarship
Who is eligible: Knoxville MSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be admitted or currently enrolled at UT Knoxville College of Social Work and pursuing a graduate degree in Social Work
2) student must demonstrate successful academic performance
3) financial need may be considered
4) preference given to students who are committed to a career in service to children and families at risk

Would you like to apply for the Devoto Family Scholarship? *
Betty C. Glasscock Scholarship
Who is eligible: Knoxville, Nashville and Online MSSW Students

Criteria:
1) student must be admitted or currently enrolled at UT Knoxville College of Social Work and pursuing an MSSW degree, clinical track, with a commitment to advocacy for the medical or mental health needs of families and children
2) student must demonstrate successful academic performance
3) financial need may be considered

Would you like to apply for the Betty C. Glasscock Scholarship? *
Social Work Endowment for the Future Scholarship
Who is eligible: Knoxville MSSW students, BSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be admitted or currently enrolled at UT Knoxville College of Social Work BSSW or MSSW program
2) student must demonstrate successful academic performance
3) financial need may be considered
4) scholarship may be used to purchase equipment necessary for course work, including computers

Would you like to apply for the Social Work Endowment for the Future Scholarship? *
Gideon Fryer Scholarship
Who is eligible: Knoxville MSSW students, BSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be admitted or currently enrolled at UT Knoxville College of Social Work
2) scholarship to recruit and reward outstanding student

Would you like to apply for the Gideon Fryer Scholarship? *
Ben P. Granger Scholarship
Who is eligible: Knoxville MSSW students, BSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be admitted or currently enrolled at UT Knoxville College of Social Work
2) student shall have demonstrated successful academic performance.

Would you like to apply for the Ben P. Granger Scholarship? *
John & Louise Harrison Scholarship
Who is eligible: Knoxville MSSW students, BSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be admitted or currently enrolled at UT Knoxville College of Social Work
2) student shall have demonstrated successful academic performance
3) preference given to students from East Tennessee

Would you like to apply for the John & Louise Harrison Scholarship? *
Linda Miller Herbert Scholarship
Who is eligible: Knoxville, Nashville and Online MSSW students

Criteria:
1) preference given to an admitted or currently enrolled UT Knoxville College of Social Work student who is from Memphis and plans to work in the social services field in Memphis
2) student must be single working parent with primary responsibility for child care and must be highly motivated and outstanding student
3) must be graduating from Masters program at end of academic year in which award is made
4) preference given to student with financial need who has not received other university support

Would you like to apply for the Linda Miller Herbert Scholarship? *
Social Work Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
Who is eligible: BSSW students

Criteria:
1) student enrolled at UT Knoxville College of Social Work with outstanding academic achievement
2) student must be in initial or full progression status
3) selection based on academic merit with financial need as a secondary consideration

Would you like to apply for the Social Work Undergraduate Scholarship Fund? *
Rody Thompson Endowed Scholarship
Who is eligible: Knoxville, Nashville and Online MSSW students, BSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be admitted or currently enrolled at UT Knoxville College of Social Work
2) financial need may be a factor
3) student shall have demonstrated successful academic performance
4) preference given to: a) student preparing for career involving diversity issues, community building, and/or poverty

Would you like to apply for the Rody Thompson Endowed Scholarship? *
Judge Carey E. Garrett Scholarship
Who is eligible: BSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be admitted to UT Knoxville College of Social Work
2) financial need may be a factor
3) junior or senior student who has demonstrated successful academic performance

Would you like to apply for the Judge Carey E. Garrett Scholarship? *
Hugh H. Vaughn Fellowship
Who is eligible: Knoxville, Nashville and Online MSSW students

Criteria:
1) preference given to an admitted or currently enrolled at UT Knoxville College of Social Work student who is from Memphis and plans to work in the social services field in Memphis
2) financial need may be a factor
3) student shall have demonstrated successful academic performance

Would you like to apply for the Hugh H. Vaughn Fellowship? *
Hisashi Hirayama Fellowship
Who is eligible: Knoxville, Nashville and Online MSSW students

Criteria:
1) preference given to an admitted or currently enrolled at UT Knoxville College of Social Work student who is from Memphis and plans to work in the social services field in Memphis
2) financial need may be a factor
3) student shall have demonstrated successful academic performance

Would you like to apply for the Hisashi Hirayama Fellowship? *
Roger and Carol Nooe Scholarship
Who is eligible: Knoxville MSSW students

Criteria:
1) student should be studying clinical social work in 2nd year of MSSW program
2) financial need may be a factor
3) student shall have demonstrated successful academic performance

Would you like to apply for the Roger and Carol Nooe Scholarship? *
Mallicote Family Graduate Fellowship for Veterinary Social Work
Who is eligible: Knoxville MSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be admitted or currently enrolled at UT Knoxville College of Social Work and pursuing a graduate certificate in Veterinary Social Work
2) student must demonstrate successful academic performance
3) financial need may be considered

Would you like to apply for the Mallicote Family Graduate Fellowship for Veterinary Social Work? *
Leilani and Barry Seltzer Fellowship
Who is eligible: Knoxville MSSW Students

Criteria:
1) student must be admitted or currently enrolled at UT Knoxville College of Social Work
2) financial need may be a factor
3) student must demonstrate successful academic performance
4) geographic origin, diversity of experiences, and socioeconomic background of student will be considered
5) preference shall be given to a) single custodial parents

Would you like to apply for the Leilani and Barry Seltzer Fellowship? *
William Steven Inklebarger Scholarship
Who is eligible: Knoxville MSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be admitted or currently enrolled at UT Knoxville College of Social Work
2) preference given to applicant who:
a) plans to work in rural Appalachia
b) past or present member of any of our armed forces, or who plan to enter military after graduation
3) financial need may be considered

Would you like to apply for the William Steven Inklebarger Scholarship? *
Gene & Florence Monday Foundation Scholarship
Who is eligible: Knoxville MSSW students, BSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be admitted or currently enrolled at UT Knoxville College of Social Work
2) financial need may be a factor
3) student shall have demonstrated successful academic performance
4) one scholarship is designated for a student in Trauma Treatment Certificate Program
5) one scholarship is designated for a student pursuing school social work licensure

Would you like to apply for the Gene & Florence Monday Foundation Scholarship? *
John & Grace Millen Scholarship
Who is eligible: Knoxville, Nashville and Online MSSW students; BSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be admitted or currently enrolled at UT Knoxville College of Social Work
2) preference shall be given to student expressing sincere interest in considering employment in Chattanooga or East Tennessee area after UTCSW graduation

Would you like to apply for the John & Grace Millen Scholarship? *
Sally H. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Who is eligible: Knoxville, Nashville and Online MSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be current or entering full-time student
2) preference for selection shall be given to student who has begun study at UT or another institution and chooses to enter UT Knoxville after a period of time
3) student chooses to pursue studies in Communications or Social Work
4) student chooses to pursue graduate degree
5) selection will be based upon academics and need

Would you like to apply for the Sally H. Johnson Memorial Scholarship? *
Graduate Assistantship
Who is eligible: Knoxville and Nashville MSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be admitted to UT Knoxville College of Social Work
2) student should have demonstrated successful academic performance
3) student required to work ten hours per week for the college
4) scholarship to include fee waiver and monthly stipend

Would you like to apply for the Graduate Assistantship? *
Akins Family Fellowship
Who is eligible: Knoxville MSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be enrolled in or admitted to UT Knoxville College of Social Work MSSW program, with a focus on evidence based practice across systems
2) student must be graduate of an East Tennessee high school
3) student should be active community volunteer with intent to continue volunteer work while working as professional social workers.

Would you like to apply for the Akins Family Fellowship? *
Jean Fincannon Gomes Endowed Scholarship
Who is eligible: Knoxville and Nashville MSSW students, BSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be enrolled or admitted to UT Knoxville College of Social Work
2) must demonstrate successful academic performance
3) preference given to student interested in working in adoption and foster care

Would you like to apply for the Jean Fincannon Gomes Endowed Scholarship? *
Earl Medley Endowed Scholarship
Who is eligible: Knoxville MSSW students, BSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be from Chattanooga, TN area
2) financial need may be considered

Would you like to apply for the Earl Medley Endowed Scholarship? *
Dianne Hagey Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Who is eligible: Knoxville MSSW students, BSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must commit to spending 40 hours per academic year in a shadowing program in dialysis field
2) preference given to student interested in pursuing career in medical social work
3) student must demonstrate successful academic performance
4) financial need may be considered

Would you like to apply for the Dianne Hagey Memorial Endowed Scholarship? *
Mary E. Walker Endowed Scholarship
Who is eligible: Knoxville and Nashville MSSW students

Criteria:
1) student must be admitted to attend or currently enrolled in MSSW program
2) preference given to a student interested in working with children and advocating on their behalf

Would you like to apply for the Mary E. Walker Endowed Scholarship? *
Thomas Jefferson Graduate Fellowships
Who is eligible: Knoxville or Nashville students pursuing a graduate degree in Social Work (graduate degree includes MSSW and PhD)

Criteria:
1) Applicants must be currently enrolled at or admitted to attend the University of Tennessee,
Knoxville
2) Applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree in Social Work
3) Preference given to students attending the College of Social Work Nashville campus
4) Applicants must demonstrate successful academic performance
5) Financial need may be considered

Would you like to apply for the Thomas Jefferson Graduate Fellowship? *
DSW Fund for Clinical Excellence
Who is eligible: DSW Students

Criteria:
1) Applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to DSW program and must demonstrate excellence in clinical practice. Preference given to students with an interest in mental health/substance abuse
2) Financial need may be considered

Would you like to apply for the DSW Fund for Clinical Excellence? *
If yes, please describe how you plan to utilize your DSW upon graduation. Describe the population(s) or the community with which you will engage in your post-doctoral clinical practice (400 word limit).
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Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship Program
Who is eligible: Knoxville and Nashville MSSW students

Criteria: The Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship Program provides assistance to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) to pursue graduate education. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer must have successfully completed, or been granted authorized emergency interruption of, their two year term of service. Applicants are required to submit a Description of Service (DOS) to document eligibility (please email to mssw@utk.edu).

Applicants are also required to submit an essay describing how they intend to integrate their Peace Corps experience into the MSSW program and their professional career goals. Coverdell Fellows are required to complete internships in service to "underserved American communities." This requirement is fulfilled through the field courses in the MSSW curriculum. Coverdell Fellows are also required to participate in Peace Corps recruitment activities on campus

Are you a returned Peace Corps volunteer? *
If yes, would you like to apply for the Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship Program? *
If yes, please describe how you intend to integrate your Peace Corps experience into the MSSW program and your professional career goals.
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HCA Foundation Stipend (pending grant approval)
Who is eligible: Nashville MSSW Students

Criteria: Students must be enrolled in MSSW program at Nashville campus and must be in field placements in Nashville area. Field placements must reflect HCA mission of improving lives of people in Middle TN. Five of the ten potential stipends are designated for students in the Trauma Treatment Graduate Certificate Program.

Would you like to apply for the HCA Foundation Stipend? *
TIPS Program
Who is eligible: Knoxville, Nashville and Online MSSW students

Criteria:
1) Students must be going into the EBIP concentration
2) must demonstrate successful academic performance
3) must have an internship in an integrated health care setting.

Would you like to apply for the TIPS Program> *
SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY
Please describe in detail how you meet the criteria for the scholarship(s) you are applying for. This essay is required as part of the scholarship application process. *
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