Teacher CANDIDATE Scholarships


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 open

The application deadline is 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. .


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 (


Undergraduate Social Work scholarships

The online application for the 2021-22 Undergraduate Social Work scholarships will become available sometime in early April, please check back.

Undergraduate Social Work scholarships that are currently available: 

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. 

Dean’s Scholarship will be awarded to Undergraduate Social Work non-traditional students who will be seniors during the scholarship year.

For more information please contact 

Dr. Michele Belliveau


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.



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 the HRSA Grant Program Page


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