Social Work Scholarships
Students apply for scholarships through the UND Financial Aid Office, following their stated procedures. Students will automatically be considered for any scholarships for which they meet criteria, including Social Work scholarships. The application period for all UND scholarships is November 1-March 1. Visit One-Stop for more information and Scholarship Central to apply.
Department Scholarships Available
The Burkland Scholarship is awarded to one graduate student, each year, who is majoring in Social Work. Preference shall be given to an indigenous student who is studying full-time with financial need, a 3.0 GPA or higher, academic achievement, community involvement, and professional aspirations.
This fund provides scholarships for juniors or seniors admitted to the Social Work Program within the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines who have expressed interest in children’s mental health with a preference for infant mental health and a minimum GPA of 3.0.
The Compton Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing an undergraduate degree in Social Work.
This scholarship provides $500 to a concentration-level graduate student in social work who demonstrates potential for leadership in social work administration and public policy. Application must include: 1) a resume, 2) a letter of recommendation from UND Social Work Faculty, and 3) a written paper (no more than 5 pages) on a current social work administration and public policy issue. Applicants with a commitment to practice social work in North Dakota will be given the highest priority. There is an expectation that you would meet with Ken Dawes if you are awarded the scholarship.
This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Henriette Lund. Ms. Lund was one of the first professionally trained social workers to practice in North Dakota. She was instrumental in the formation of the North Dakota Conference of Social Work in 1920 which addressed child welfare needs of that day and led to the establishment of the state's Children's Code Commission. Ms. Lund held a series of positions in national and international social work before her death in 1984, at the age of 94. A scholarship is awarded to an admitted undergraduate junior or senior student who has a high grade point average, high promise as a social work professional, and demonstrated participation in advancement of the profession.
The Don Schmid Child Welfare Leadership Scholarship provides a $3,500 scholarship for a concentration-level graduate student in social work who demonstrates potential for leadership in child welfare and excellence in scholarship. Application must include: 1) a resume, 2) a letter of recommendation from UND Social Work Faculty, and 3) a written paper (no more than 5 pages) on a current child welfare issue.
The purpose of the IV-E Child Welfare Stipend is to enhance the child welfare workforce in the state of North Dakota. The UND Department of Social Work collaborates with North Dakota Department of Human Services, Division of Child and Family Services, to enhance and increase the child welfare workforce. Through UND, education stipends are provided each semester to Social Work students who agree to intern in a child welfare setting and seek employment in a child welfare setting.
Additional Scholarship Resources
North Dakota Conference of Social Welfare (NDCSW) will award a $500 scholarship to an undergraduate senior or graduate social work student that shows an interest in social welfare reform, advocating for the underprivileged, and being a leader in social welfare issues. Application must include an essay of 1000 words or less about their interest in the three areas listed above, why you would like to be a member of the NDCSW, what benefits there are to membership in the NDCSW, what committee you would like to serve on, and how you would like to become involved as a member of NDCSW. There is an expectation that recipient will attend the fall conference in Minot in late September to receive the award. Visit NDCSW for more information.
The UND School of Graduate Studies provides information about scholarships, graduate teaching assistantships, and research assistantships which are offered from a variety of departments. Students work approximately 10 hours per week and earn a tuition waiver and health insurance. Students who are interested in a graduate assistantship from the Department of Social Work should indicate their interest at the time of application. Graduate students can be kept informed of important dates, deadlines, and news (including graduate assistantships) by joining the graduate student announcement email list.
The Student Financial Aid Office in One-Stop Student Services offers information about scholarships, grants, employment and loans.