Social work

Funding Your Social Work Education

Student Financial Aid Office - CSUN RESOURCE

Students can obtain information about grants, loans, scholarships, student employment etc.  Visit FINANCIAL AID.

On-Campus CSUN Scholarships- CSUN RESOURCE

California State University, Northridge has multiple scholarship opportunities for on-campus students. Many of the scholarship applications can be completed through CSUN's online scholarship database, STARS ONLINE. Visit CSUN On-Campus Scholarships for more details on the following scholarships:

  1. Matador Scholarship Program
  2. Outstanding Graduating Veteran Award
  3. Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students
  4. William Randolph Hearst/ CSU Trustee's Award for Outstanding Achievement
  5. Recognition Awards for Students with Disabilities
  6. Outstanding Graduating Senior
  7. All other scholarship opportunities are listed here:

Office of Graduate Studies - CSUN RESOURCE

The Office of Graduate Studies has a number of funding opportunities available to graduate students. Please check The Office of Graduate Studies for more information on student awards.

Thesis / Project / Performance Support Program - CSUN RESOURCE

Awards up to $1,000 may be provided to selected students, based on review of an applicat ion which outlines the project, thesis or performance and anticipated costs. Visit GRADUATE STUDIES.

National Association of Social Workers Foundation - SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Jane B. Aron Doctoral Fellowship
  • Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW
  • Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship


Council on Social Work Education - SCHOLARSHIPS

Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund Provides scholarships in the amount of $500 for students who have demonstrated to work for equity and social justice in social work. Visit

American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Practice / Judith Holm Memorial Student Awards Program - SCHOLARSHIPS

ABE offers several $1000 cash awards to second - year master's students who can demonstrate excellence in preparation for clinical social work practice. Competitors submit papers based on clinical work done in a field placement or practicum. For more information, call (800) 694-7882. Visit

Social Work Loan Forgiveness Program - SCHOLARSHIPS

Loan Forgiveness Program of up to $50,000 for 2 years of service in areas of need. Visit

USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships - SCHOLARSHIPS

Millenium Momentum Organization - SCHOLARSHIPS

Social Work Student Scholarship / Pearson Allyn & Bacon, Touch The World Student Scholarship Contest - SCHOLARSHIPS

Five $600 scholarships to BSW and MSW students - Pearson books for their courses and professional library. Visit

CalREACH Scholarships and Loan Forgiveness- GOVERNMENT RESOURCE

The Health Professions Education Foundation administers the CalREACH Program, which has both scholarships and loan forgiveness information. Please see websites below for more information.

CalREACH Website:

AHS Allied Healthcare Scholarship:

Mental Health Loan Assumption Program FAQ’s:

Gateways to US Government Grants - GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways - GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Hope Scholarship & Lifetime Credit - GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid - GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

U.S. Department of Education Office of Post-Secondary Education - GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

American Association of University Women Educational Foundation - INTERNET RESOURCES

Several links are provided on this website for women who are interested in fellowships and grants to aid their educational endeavors. Visit

Back 2 College (Adult Re-entry) - INTERNET RESOURCES

Online resource for adult students returning to college. There is a section devoted to financial aid that includes links to financial aid and scholarship websites. Visit

Fast Web Scholarships - INTERNET RESOURCES

Grants for Social Work Students - INTERNET RESOURCES

Online Masters Programs - INTERNET RESOURCES

Visit both the and for a financial aid guide and a scholarship database.