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Social Work Scholarships

Ima Hogg Scholarships in Mental Health

The Ima Hogg Scholarships in Mental Health reflect Miss Hogg’s commitment to training social workers to provide quality mental health services to the people of Texas.

The foundation will award one-year scholarships of $5,000 each to fourteen talented and dedicated graduate social work students in Texas.  Each Texas-based graduate school of social work accredited or pending accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education is invited to recommend one student to receive an Ima Hogg Scholarship. The Hogg Foundation will award one scholarship per university. Guidelines for student eligibility include that the students must:

  • Be pursuing a master’s degree in Social Work (MSW or MSSW) at one of 14 Texas graduate programs that are accredited or pending accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • Be recommended for the scholarship by the dean or director of the graduate social work program. You will first submit your application to Jennifer Malone by emailing, then our Scholarship Committee and MSW Program Director will review the candidates and make a recommendation for the finalist.
  • Have completed (or be about to complete) their first year of graduate studies in  social work and be prepared to enter their second year in the program in the fall of 2015.  Students who have been admitted to a one-year advanced standing program beginning in the fall of 2015 also are eligible.
  • Demonstrate their commitment to pursuing a career in providing mental health services to underserved/underrepresented individuals and their communities in Texas upon obtaining their master’s degree. Students who are concentrating in Direct Practice in Mental Health are encouraged to apply.
  • Self-identify the need to receive this award.  The need or financial hardship should be addressed in the student’s personal statement.

To apply for this scholarship, submit the following to Jennifer Malone by May 13, 2015:

  • Your resume.
  • A personal statement (500 word maximum): Students should address their career goals, why they chose social work as a career, their experience to date (if any) in providing mental health services, the preparation that the MSW or MSSW credential will provide them in meeting their career goals, the impact they intend to achieve through their work and the need or financial hardship to receive this award. Include your name and student ID at the top of the statement.

Completed applications must be submitted to Jennifer Malone at by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. No late applications will be accepted.

Scholarships in addition to those administered by the UT Arlington School of Social Work
UT Arlington Alumni Association Scholarship
Mental Health Association of Tarrant County Scholarship
UT Arlington Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Graduate Financial Aid