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 up to $1,500, 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.
Allocations from the endowment provide a scholarships up to $1,000 for juniors or seniors admitted to the Social Work Program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The recipient wil have demonstrated in their application an interest in children's mental health. Preference will be given to a student specifically interested in infant mental health.
Allocations from this endowment will provide up to $1,000 to an undergraduate student admitted and pursuing a BSSW degree.
This scholarship provides up to $1,000 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 an academic or professional source familiar with your character and the quality of your work, 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.
The Henriette Lund Scholarship awards one senior BSSW student with an outstanding grade-point average, exemplary promise as a social work professional, and has demonstrated participation in advancement of the profession by their actions, the award is up to $1,000.
The Don Schmid Child Welfare Leadership Scholarship provides up to $5,000 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 an academic or professional source familiar with your character and the quality of your work, and 3) a written paper (no more than 5 pages) on a current child welfare issue.
The Don and Sylvia Schmid CNPD Indigenous Scholarship is awarded to one student who is majoring within the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines. Recipients shall be members of a federally recognized Native American tribe within the Midwest and working towards a graduate degree. Applicants will write a paper of no more than five pages on a current issue impacting Indigenous people in their chosen profession. Applicants may also submit their resume and letter of support from faculty.
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
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.