SCHOLARSHIPS

Teacher CANDIDATE Scholarships

CURRENTLY ENROLLED WCU STUDENT:

The College of Education and Social Work offers more than 30 Teacher Candidate scholarships each year valued at $750 to $2,000 each with a total value of more than $50,000. These scholarships are awarded to teacher candidates on various criteria usually reflecting the values and purposes of the donor or the founder of the award. Some scholarships are one-time awards while others may be renewable. 

List of Teacher Candidate Scholarships

The 2021-2022 Teacher Candidate academic scholarships application is now closed

The application deadline was Sunday, February 28, 2021

All students who wish to be considered for college scholarships are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Some of the college scholarships are based on financial need and only students with documented financial need will be considered for those scholarships. The 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available now. .

PROSPECTIVE OR NEWLY ADMITTED STUDENTS

Scholarships are also offered to incoming freshman and newly admitted students through the financial aid office.

List of Scholarships for Newly Admitted Students

Please consult the Financial Aid Scholarships page for additional information regarding these scholarships (https://www.wcupa.edu/financialAid/scholarships.aspx)

 

MSW Scholarships

The MSW scholarship application is now open.

Philadelphia MSW 2019 Scholarship (1 award of $500 distributed in Fall 2021)

Will be awarded to an MSW student enrolled at the WCU Philadelphia campus who is in good academic standing. Incoming first-year students are not eligible.

Laura Masse Memorial Scholarship (1 award of $1000 broken into two distributions of $500 in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022)

Will support an MSW student(s) entering their Specialized Field Practicum (SWG 598) within the field of mental health who demonstrates financial need.

Students can apply via the WCU Scholarship Portal

Application deadline: April 18, 2021 at 11:59PM

Undergraduate Social Work Scholarships

The online application for the 2021-22 Undergraduate Social Work scholarships is now open.

The application deadline is 11:59 pm on Friday, May 7.

  • DeBaptiste Scholarship is an endowed scholarship for undergraduate social work majors. Criteria include excellence in academic achievement, demonstrated community leadership initiative, demonstrated commitment to bi-cultural and bi-lingual social work practice, and assignment to practical working with at-risk, culturally diverse populations.  To Apply. 
  • Dean’s Scholarship will be awarded to Undergraduate Social Work non-traditional students who will be seniors during the scholarship year. To Apply.

For more information on both scholarships, please contact 

Dr. Michele Belliveau

 

All students who wish to be considered for college scholarships are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Some of the college scholarships are based on financial need and only students with documented financial need will be considered for those scholarships. The 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available now.


Travel Grants: The Undergraduate Social Work program offers travel grants to students who are in their field practicum.  The award of the grant is between $50-$250.
For more information please contact 

Janet Bradley MSS, MLSP

 

The above scholarships are offered on both campuses to undergraduate social work students.

Counselor education Scholarship

Name: Hamel, Cheryl Counseling Scholarship
Description: Will support a full or part-time graduate student pursing a Master's Degree in School Counseling with a GPA of 3.5+. Counselor Education Department. Application must have completed at least 9 credits
Application Process: All applicants must submit the scholarship application using the link below. Please include a current transcript, 1 letter of recommendation (faculty/or field based supervising counselor), and personal statement. Contact the Department of Counseling Education, 610-436-2559, with any questions.
Application: Open Until 2/28/2021: link
Amount: $1,500
College/Division: College of Education and Social Work
Department: Counselor Education
Class Year: Graduate
Minimum GPA: 3.50
Other: Must have completed 9 or more credits towards degree and be returning to WCU for the following Fall Semester, when the scholarship will be awarded.

 

STIPENDS

In 2017, West Chester University’s MSW and MEd School Counseling Programs were awarded a $1.6 million U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Workforce and Education Training (BHWET) grant. The primary goals of the grants are to increase the number of social workers and school counselors trained in integrated care and to expand behavioral health services to medically underserved populations and communities. To learn more about this stipend, please visit theEPIC Program

 

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