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Social Work Scholarships

The School of Social Work will be offering Fall 2016 scholarships. 

The application process will open on Friday, April 15, 2016 and close on Sunday, May 15, 2016. All applications wil be due by May 15, 2016.

For other scholarship information, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Prior to applying for scholarships, review the detailed information about each scholarship located below.

Judith Granger Birmingham Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Benefactors
This scholarship honors the life and work of Judith Granger Birmingham, UT Arlington School of Social Work graduate, Director of Admissions, Graduate Advisor, Assistant Dean and Associate Professor. She devoted her career to the field of child welfare and was co-founder of the School of Social Work Center for Child Welfare.

Basic Requirements
BSW and MSW students

Preferred Qualifications
Full time student pursuing either a BSW or MSW in Social Work and

  • Have completed at least one semester of course work
  • Maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrated financial need

Scholarship recipients may reapply provided they remain in good standing in the School of Social Work. Reapplying students are given priority over new applicants.

No student shall hold this scholarship for more than two years.

Approximate Award Range
$1000 depending on available funding

To apply for the Birmingham Scholarship, go to the Mav Scholarshop at https://uta.academicworks.com.
Log into the Mav ScholarShop using your Net ID and password.

Roy and Betty Dulak Endowed Scholarship Award

Benefactors
This fund was created by The Hillcrest Foundation, founded by Mrs. W. W. Caruth, Sr. The Trustees expressed their friendship, high esteem and respect for Roy Dulak, and for the support of his wife, Betty, through the establishment of this scholarship fund in his honor.

Roy E. Dulak spent thirty years of devoted service as Executive Director of the Community Council of Greater Dallas. Following his retirement in 1979, Mr. Dulak began additional public service as an advisor and consultant to the Trustees of The Hillcrest Foundation. He played a principal role in spearheading the creation of The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work. As the Executive Director of the Community Council, he assigned his staff, first Dr. Peter Gaupp and later Ed Protz, to provide the necessary staff services for this effort.

The Community Council of Greater Dallas was the first community fieldwork agency for the new School of Social Work. Subsequently, Mr. Dulak came to the rescue of the new School several times in its early years by helping to organize political and other support for its budget. He served for many years on the Advisory Board of the Community Service Development Center and helped organize ongoing fundraising for the Center.

Basic Requirements
MSW Students

Preferred Qualifications
First and second year Master's students who are entering the field of Community and Administrative Practice. Recipients must give evidence of the following:

  • Interest in prevention of community problems
  • Commitment to developing improved approaches for deliverying human services to the less fortunate
  • Interest in the relief of poverty

Approximate Award Range
$1000 depending on available funding

To apply for the Dulak Scholarship, go to the Mav Scholarshop at https://uta.academicworks.com.
Log into the Mav ScholarShop using your Net ID and password.

Peter G. Gaupp Endowed Award Fund

Benefactors
Peter G. Gaupp, PhD, was a co-founder of the UT Arlington School of Social Work. He also founded and directed the School’s Community Services Development Center from 1980 until his retirement in 1994. He was named Social Worker of the Year in 1992 by the Tarrant County unit of the NASW Texas chapter. He received a Commendation Medal from the Assistant Surgeon General of the United States in 1991. In 1995 he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus at UT Arlington.

Basic Requirements
MSW Students

Preferred Qualifications
First year graduate students who intend to major in community and administrative practice and give evidence of the following:

  • Interest in the prevention of community problems
  • Interest in large scale or comprehensive approaches to resolving community problems
  • Commitment to discover or develop improved approaches for delivering human services
  • Prevention of social problems
  • Commitment to vulnerable populations


Stipends will be awarded to MSSW students:

  • With financial need, who might not otherwise be able to obtain a graduate college education
  • Who have shown they are deserving of such education

Preference is given to students who are interested in second year field work in the Community Services Development Center of the School.

If a suitable first year graduate student is not found, the award may be given to a qualified second year graduate student.

This endowment will support stipend awards for Master’s students who intend to concentrate in community and administrative practice.

Approximate Award Range
$1000 depending on available funding

To apply for the Gaupp Scholarship, go to the Mav Scholarshop at https://uta.academicworks.com.
Log into the Mav ScholarShop using your Net ID and password.

Lila B. Hagins Scholarship

Benefactors Lila B. Hagins was the first of seven faculty members assembled to initiate the master’s program for the new Graduate School of Social Work at UT Arlington in 1968. Assistant Professor Hagins was a native Texan with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, an MSSW from UT Austin and experience with the Texas Department of Public Welfare in child welfare services. An experienced social work educator, she had chaired the social welfare policy and services sequence at Florida State University. She later served as Assistant Dean, Graduate Advisor, and Admissions Director before retirement in 1989.

Basic Requirements BSW, MSW, PhD Students

Preferred Qualifications Full time students who:

  • Have been accepted and are enrolled in the School of Social Work
  • Plan to pursue a social service career
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Can demonstrate financial need
  • Provide three letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors who can validate work experience
  • May include a statement regarding any special circumstances which could be considered in the decision to award the scholarship
  • Submit a short essay addressing the question: How will your degree assist you in making a contribution in your chosen method of practice, i.e., direct practice, administrative and community practice.

Scholarship recipients may reapply provided they remain in good standing in the School of Social Work. Reapplying students will have priority over new applicants.

No student shall hold this scholarship for more than two years.

Approximate Award Range
$1000 depending on available funding

To apply for the Hagins Scholarship, go to the Mav Scholarshop at https://uta.academicworks.com.
Log into the Mav ScholarShop using your Net ID and password.

Glen W. and Miriam S. Rollins Mental Health Graduate Scholarship

Benefactors
Glen W. Rollins was a dedicated social worker who gained both regional and national recognition throughout his thirty-four-year career in the field of mental illness. A mental health consultant for the National Institute of Mental Health during the last 17 years of his career, Mr. Rollins served as a board member of the Texas Mental Health Association following his retirement. He was also active on the Advisory Board of the Community Services Development Center of the Graduate School of Social Work at UT Arlington and on the Advisory Board of Home Health Services Inc., in Dallas.

Glen Rollins began his interest in the field of mental health when he served as the personal assistant to a psychiatrist while in the Army during World War II. In February of 1946, he became a social worker at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Waco, Texas. He received a master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin in 1952. In October of 1960, he became the Executive Director of the Dallas Mental Health Association. Mr. Rollins held a life-long interest in building the self esteem of others and in the use of education to broaden one’s knowledge about self and others.

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Glen W. Rollins and his wife, Miriam S. Rollins.

Basic Requirements
MSW and PhD

Preferred qualifications
Provides an annual award to a deserving student pursuing graduate study:

  • In the field of mental illness or
  • In public social service

The award is intended for incoming or continuing students in the graduate School of Social Work and may be renewed.

Approximate Award Range
$1000 depending on available funding

To apply for the Rollins Scholarship, go to the Mav Scholarshop at https://uta.academicworks.com.
Log into the Mav ScholarShop using your Net ID and password.

Reba Wadel Scholarship – through the Dallas Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women

Benefactors
(Sponsored by the Dallas Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women) Reba Wadel received her degree in social work in 1922 from Goucher College in Baltimore MD. This scholarship was dedicated to Ms. Wadel by her parents for her service in the field of education, children, and social work. She died in a plane crash at Love Field in 1949.

Basic Requirements
Second year Masters student

Preferred Qualifications
Second year MSW students who

  • Have a financial need
  • Are willing to work in the area of child welfare, child development, teen pregnancy, or family violence

Additional requirements:

  • Prior year IRS tax return
  • References from two faculty members

Approximate Award Range
The award is $1000 for two semesters; $500 in the fall and $500 in the spring.

To apply, download the Wadel Scholarship Application Form and follow the instructions to complete the application.