Fifty-seven students (just a few of whom are pictured above) at both the graduate and undergraduate level received departmental scholarships for the 2015-2016 year through 16 different scholarships earmarked specifically for social work students ranging in amounts from $100-$5,000. We are thankful for all the different donors who make this possible. Don't take our word for it though, just listen to what a few of the recipients had to say. Scholarships make social work education possible and social workers change lives every single day.
"Social work has been a huge part of my life. I have been helping elders as far back to my childhood. As a child at Seneca Indian Boarding School we had foster grand-parents and I learned to assist them whenever I could. As an adult this care for the elder population continued as I meet my neighbors and offered to help the elders. I am currently working as a24/7 caregiver for a 92 year old person and when I complete my education I hope to be able for our state, or my tribe, or possibly another tribe with a focus on the elderly population."
"As a lifelong learner, I am accomplishing my dream of becoming a social worker. As a mother of five independent and highly motivated children, I entered back into education to pursue a career which matched the skill set and life experience of being a single mom. The Michael P. Flanagan scholarship has permitted me to enter into the next phase of my families life with the financial and moral support needed to continue to make us a successful team."
- Rhonda Lau
"I will be a junior in the fall. I am just entering the Bachelor's of Social Work program and couldn't be more excited to get started. I have always been passionate about service and people in general, and social work is a way to bring my passions into my career. I hope to finish at OU in 2017 and go on to their law school to pursue Child Welfare Law."
- Sydney Cerza
"My interest in social work began when my grandmother was diagnosed with dementia when I was a teenager. We had a wonderful social worker who served our family with the utmost care and respect until my grandmother passed away. I want to make my life a service to others, and social work is the career that will allow me to do that."
If you are interested in giving to social work scholarships, you can donate online.
Posted on Tue, June 9, 2015
by Amy Arnold filed under