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Social Work Majors

Scholarships for Social Work Majors

The University of Montevallo offers scholarships that vary in award criteria, and amounts. A special application must be completed to apply for the following scholarships by the March 1st deadline.

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  • Anne and Harrison Blair Foundation Scholarship in Social Work

Endowed by the Blair Foundation, this scholarship is for students who have been admitted to the professional Social Work Program. Preference for this scholarship will be given to female Social Work majors who intend to practice within a medical setting or who intend to pursue a graduate degree in social work with a specialization in medical social work. Recipient(s) must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be in good standing with the University. Recipient(s) of the Anne and Harrison Blair Foundation Scholarship may receive the award for a total of two academic years.

  • Jeanette Niven Social Work Scholarship

The Jeanette Niven Scholarship was established by friends and former students to honor the woman whose caring concern for her clients and students has spanned five decades. Criteria include a GPA 2.75 or higher, senior standing, potential for professional contribution, financial need and being a female whose education has been interrupt­ed.

  • Joyce Greathouse Social Work Advocacy Scholarship

This annual award was established in 2011 by Social Work alumni Joyce Greathouse to engage social work students at the University of Montevallo in social welfare policy and political advocacy in the State of Alabama.

  • Louise White Dawson Social Work Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established by the family and friends of Louise White Dawson, a gradu­ate of Alabama College (1930) and a member of the first group of social work majors at the college. Criteria include a GPA 3.0 or higher, junior standing, potential for professional contribution and financial need.

  • Mary Edna Porter Social Work Scholarship

Family, friends and colleagues of Mary Edna Porter, retired Executive Director of Family and Child Services, established this scholarship to honor her commitment to families and children and to social work education. Criteria include a GPA 3.0 or higher, senior standing, potential for professional contribution, financial need and an interest in working with families and children.

  • Mel Dorrough Robinson Scholarship in Social Work

Endowed by class of 1952 alumnus Mel Robinson, this scholarship is for students who have been admitted to the professional Social Work Program. Preference for this scholarship will be given to Social Work majors who intend to practice within a medical setting or who intend to pursue a graduate degree in social work with a specialization in medical social work. Recipient(s) must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be in good standing with the University. Recipient(s) of the Mel Dorrough Robinson Social Work Scholarship may receive the award for a total of two academic years.

  • Roxie Craig Scholarship in Social Work

This scholarship is in memory of Ms. Roxie Craig, who graduated from the Social Work Program in 1942. Ms. Craig was a Senior Probation at Jefferson County Family Court who spent her professional life helping troubled children. Criteria include financial need, and grade requirements for admission to the Program and/or Practicum are 2.3 overall GPA; 3.0 GPA in Social Work.

  • Jan Eagles Memorial Scholarship in Social Work

The Jan Eagles Memorial Scholarship in Social Work was established  in July 1980 for students majoring in social work who show dedication to the course of study, good potential for the future and financial need.

  • The Dr. Susan Vaughn Advocacy Scholarship

This scholarship is endowed by Class of 1971 alumnae and UM Professor Emeritus Dr. Susan Vaughn, former director of UM’s Social Work Program and Department Chair.  Recipients of this scholarship will be student(s) at the University of Montevallo, preferably a junior or senior meeting the requirements for admission to the Social Work Program and demonstrating financial need as well as a strong desire to help vulnerable and underserved populations through advocacy and community service. If no qualified student majoring in social work can be identified, then a similarly qualified student from the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences will be taken into consideration.

  • Hiroko Oikawa Scholarship

Gifted by the family of Class of 1953 alumnae Horoko Oikawa, this scholarship was established to honor Ms. Oikawa and to provide financial assistance to a deserving junior or senior student(s) enrolled at the University of Montevallo majoring in Social Work. Recipient(s) must be accepted to the Social Work program and have a major GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Recipient(s) must also be dedicated to human service work and to the mission, values, and ethics of the social work profession.  Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need.