Health Sciences & Social Work

Social Work Scholarships

The Department of Health Sciences & Social Work offers a number of scholarship/grant opportunities and scholarly awards.

The Lillian & Florence Snyder Outstanding Social Work Senior Scholarship was established by its namesakes and is given annually to one or two social work senior majors. Recipients are chosen by their fellow seniors based on volunteer service and activities.

The Nancy Coney Field Education Grant was established by the department to honor retired professor Nancy Coney’s dedicated service as both an instructor and practicum coordinator.  The grant benefits students in need of financial assistance in meeting the demands of planning their practicum.

The Danielle Nguyen Memorial Scholarship was established in the spring of 2003 in memory of Danielle Nguyen, a senior student who was killed in a tragic accident on May 18, 1999, as she was returning from her practicum placement.

The Social Work Departmental Scholar Award honors academic excellence and dedication to Social Work principles.

The College Scholar Nominee honors distinguished scholarly performance throughout the academic career.

The Dean and Ellie Zoerink Scholarship was established in 2015 to recognize a student in Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration or Social Work who is committed to pursuing a career in Human Services and helping the nation's disenfranchised citizens lead independent, productive and meaningful lives.

Additional Funding
The Social Work Foundation Account
provides additional support for departmental and student activities, important seminars and workshops, and current academic resources for both students and staff.