The University of Alabama and the School of Social Work offers scholarships, grants, loans and work-study options that help students defray some of the costs associated with earning a college degree.

The School of Social Work provides a limited amount of financial support to social work students. These resources include Endowed Scholarships and Stipends. A list of the Endowed Scholarships offered by the School of Social Work, eligibility criteria and the range of the recent awards are included in the respective Student Handbooks.


All newly admitted and returning BSW, MSW and PhD students receive an application to apply for Endowed Scholarships offered by the School of Social Work.

Program of Study Applications Sent
MSW April and November
PhD April

Students admitted to the MSW Primarily Online Program also may apply for scholarship opportunities through the College of Continuing Studies.


The School of Social Work offers stipends for student travel for educational purposes, research projects (excluding dissertations), academic support and emergency assistance. Students should contact their Program Directors or refer to their Student Handbooks about stipend application policies and procedures.

Field Education Stipends

Additional stipends are available through the Field Education Office. These stipends are related to specific field education settings. Students should contact the Field Education Office for deadlines, policies and procedures for these stipends.

Additional Student Financial Assistance Resources

To learn more about UA School of Social Work endowed scholarships and stipends, contact the School’s Office Student Services.