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Social Work Scholarships

The School of Social Work will be offering Spring 2017 scholarships depending on available funding.

The application process will open on November 1, 2016 and close on November 30, 2016. All applications wil be due by November 30, 2016. No late applications will be accepted.

To apply for these scholarships, go to the Mav ScholarShop at http://uta.academicworks.com and log into the MavScholarShop using your Net ID and password.

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

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


Name

Jeanette Coburn Scholarship

Benefactors
The Jeannette Coburn Scholarship is named for Jeannette Coburn and recognizes her commitment to The University of Texas at Arlington. Jeannette received her undergraduate degree in Psychology in l972 and her Masters in Social Work in 1975. She and her late husband, Tom McMahon, met on the UT Arlington campus and married in 1971. Tom received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration in 1968, served as an officer in the Navy during the Vietnam conflict, then returned to UT Arlington and received his MBA in 1972. Throughout their successful careers, Tom and Jeannette maintained contact with and interest in UT Arlington. They created an Endowed Professorship in Business Ethics in 1990, and sponsored two Ethics colloquiums, one in 1998, the other in 2000. Jeannette also created The Tom McMahon Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Business Administration in his honor.

Basic Requirements
MSW Students

Preferred Qualifications
Incoming or continuing MSW students in need of assistance to attend on a full-time basis.

Approximate Award Range
$1000 depending on available funding


Name

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


Name

Carolyn C. and Santos H. Hernández Scholarship Endowment for the School of Social Work

Benefactors

Santos H. Hernández, PhD, was Dean of the UT Arlington School of Social Work from 1998 to 2008. Dr. Hernández established this scholarship fund as a tribute to his wife Carolyn C. Hernández, who as a single parent of a two-year-old, went back to school and completed her undergraduate and then her master’s degree while working full-time to support her daughter and assist her aging parents, all the while being the only member of her immediate family to attend college.

Basic Requirements
BSW, MSW, and PhD Students

Preferred Qualifications
Preference given to full-time or part-time Social Work students who

  • Are first generation college students,
  • Are single parents, or
  • Have overcome personal obstacles in pursuit of their educational goals.

Consideration also given to students who had an interruption in their educational careers.

Approximate Award Range
$1000 depending on available funding


Name

Coleen Shannon Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund

Benefactors
Dr. M. Coleen Shannon was an expert on biofeedback in stress reduction and management, and operated a biofeedback laboratory in GSSW facilities. This scholarship was established in 2002 to honor and recognize Dr. Shannon for her positive influence on UT Arlington social work students and contributions to the profession of social work, and to provide financial assistance for social work students at UT Arlington.

Basic Requirements
BSW and MSW students

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergrad or graduate students whose major field of study is Social Work
  • Students must apply in writing to compete for this scholarship
  • One or more of the following:
    • Demonstrated financial need
    • Evidence of academic potential

Approximate Award Range
$1000 depending on available funding


Name

Federico Souflée Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Benefactors
Dr. Souflé was an alumnus of the UT Arlington PhD program and joined the School of Social Work faculty after a distinguished career in Child Welfare. He served on the School of Social Work faculty from 1981 until his death in 1998. He was Associate Professor of Administration and Community Practice. He helped establish a dual degree Social Work PhD program between U Arlington and the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL) in Monterrey, Mexico, and served as its first coordinator. At the time of its founding, this program was the only Social Work PhD program in Mexico.

Dr. Souflée is remembered as a gifted scholar and teacher, an activist in the Chicano movement of the 1970s, a Child Welfare program innovator, and as a pioneer and leader in advancing social work education with an emphasis on work with Chicanos and other Mexican-Americans.

Basic requirements
BSW and MSW students

Preferred Qualifications

  • Student whose major field of study is Social Work
  • MSW students or students in their senior year of the BSW program Student must apply in writing to compete for this scholarship
  • History of involvement with the Mexican-American community and one or more of the following:
    • Demonstrated financial need
    • Evidence of a solid academic record
  • Satisfactory progress toward a degree, as determined by the Scholarship Selection Committee
  • Recipients may continue to receive this assistance for subsequent years.

Approximate Award Range
$1000 depending on available funding


Joseph, Lucille and Rebecca Hegar Endowed Scholarship Fund

Benefactors
This scholarship was established by Professor Rebecca Hegar in 2013, in memory of her parents, Joseph and Lucille. At UT Arlington since 1997, Dr. Hegar teaches social policy, as well as courses in Community and Administrative Practice. She has received Social Work’s Torgerson Teaching Award (2003) and been nominated for the university President’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2012). In 2013 she was inducted into UT Arlington's Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

Basic Requirements
PhD students

Preferred qualifications
PhD students who have successfully defended their dissertation proposals

Approximate Award Range
$1000 depending on available funding


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Dean's Excellence in Social Work and Mexican American Studies Scholarship

Financial support to students earning a Bachelor''s of Social Work degree with a minor in Mexican American Studies.

This scholarship is for a full-time BSW student with a declared Mexican American Studies (MAS) minor. Student must have completed at least one required MAS course with a B or higher and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Scholarship recipients may reapply provided they remain in good standing in the School of Social Work and the Center for Mexican American Studies. No students shall hold this scholarship for more than two years.


Name

Dean's Excellence in Social Work and African American Studies Scholarship

Financial support to students earning a Bachelor's of Social Work degree with a minor in African American studies.

This scholarship is for a full time BSW student with a declared African American studies (AAST) minor. Student must have completed at least one required AAST course with a B or higher and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Scholarship recipients may reapply provided they remain in good standing in the School of Social Work and the Center for African American Studies. No students shall hold this scholarship for more than two years.