April 16, 2021

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our alumni and supporters, the University of Alabama School of Social Work received $16,755 in gifts to fund our Bama Blitz passion project to cover licensure prep workshop costs for at least 55 graduating students.

Your gifts will equip and empower our graduates to enter their respective licensure exams with confidence to not only pass the exam, but pass on their first try and take an important step toward their career goals.

Our fundraising goal was initially $7,500, which would support at least 25 students. But thanks to matching gifts from alumnus (’94) Coy Stout and husband Jeffrey Falk, along with Bryant Bank, our fund more than doubled!

The School is incredibly thankful for its alumni and supporters and their continued generosity to the School.

Bama Blitz 2021: Why licensure prep courses matter

Once BSW and MSW students graduate, they’ll sit for their respective licensure exams – a pivotal step for our graduates to achieve their career goals. However, preparing for and passing licensure exams can be challenging; the national pass rate for MSW licensure is only 75%.

Recent graduates can increase their odds of passing their respective exams by taking a licensure exam preparation course through our continuing education program.

These workshops are the most robust and comprehensive prep courses available, but the costs – ranging from $300 to $400 per student – are a barrier that often prevents students from considering this level of advanced preparation. Simply put, it is out of reach and unattainable for many.