There are many types of financial aid available to students. Please explore the links below.
All enrolled BSW and MSW students are eligible to apply, but preference will be given to those who do not have any current University-sponsored scholarships or assistantships. Applications for the 2012-2013 Academic Year are available here. Ph.D. students, please visit the Ph.D. Financial Assistance page.
If you have any questions about these awards, selection criteria, or the application process, please contact Associate Dean, Room 219, Tucker Hall, or at email@example.com.
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)
Scholarships up to $15,000 per year may be awarded to MSW eligible students. Students must re-apply for each year of funding.
Though the scholarship is only for full-time students, Gwinnett students are eligible to apply. The definition of full-time is 9 credit hours during fall and spring which is the typical load for Gwinnett students. In the one semester of 6 credit hours, Gwinnett students will need to enroll for an additional 3 credits.
For more information, please download the information sheet describing the requirements for the scholarship. Please read very carefully prior to completion of the application.
The application process is separate from the other SSW scholarship application process.
James D. Horne Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Mr. Horne, philanthropist and friend of the School. Provides financial assistance to BSW and MSW students, with preference given to students interested in working with the homeless.
Wilbur P. Jones Scholarship
Pauline D. Lide Scholarship
Established in memory of retired faculty member Dr. Pauline Lide. Provides financial assistance to MSW students demonstrating financial need and superior scholarship.
Joe and Diane Perno Scholarship Fund
Established in memory of School of Social Work alumnus Joe Perno and his wife, Diane. Provides financial assistance to social work students, with preference given to students pursuing the MSW degree.
Heather Christina Wright Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship
Established in Heather's memory, a former student of the School who died from cancer in her final year of study. Provides financial assistance to a BSW student, with preference given to students demonstrating financial need and the desire to work with cancer patients and their families.
Heather Christina Wright Memorial Graduate Scholarship
Also established in Heather's memory. Provides financial assistance to a MSW student using the same criteria as above.
Elizabeth B. Loyd Scholarship
Established in memory of Elizabeth B. Loyd. Master of Social Work (MSW) students with a clinical focus are eligible for this award. Prospective applicants must have completed their undergraduate degree no less than three years prior to applying for this award. Criteria for the award also include superior academic achievement, a demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid, and a record of volunteer and community service.
Social work assistantships require 13 hours per week of assistance to faculty and administrative staff. In return, tuition is reduced to $25 (summer tuition is free for individuals who have consecutive fall and spring assistantships), whether in or out-of-state, and the pay is approx. $10,650 per year. The assistantship is based on academic peformance and financial need for students with full-time status. To apply for assistantships, please click here. For additional information, please contact Linda Drummond in the Dean's Office.
Note to Ph.D. students: please visit the Ph.D. Financial Assistance page.
Pauline M. Berger Memorial Award
The Pauline M. Berger Memorial Assistantship was established by her husband, Dr. Israel R. Berger on June 12, 2002. This gift was to promote teaching, research and service in the area of family and child welfare. Given Pauline's legacy for student and community outreach while at the school, this memorial helps assist the professorship and the awarded graduate assistant fulfill the goals of the endowment and advance timely and current knowledge in the area of family and child welfare.
For university-wide financial aid assistance and scholarship information contact the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid.
A few of our students obtain part-time positions within the university. Flexibility of hours is required. For a list of available positions please visit career.uga.edu/job_search/jobs/.