SSW Scholarships

Dean's Scholarship and Graduate Assistantship

Application will open Spring 2018

Dean's Scholarship awards up to $5,000 for the academic year. Award recipients will receive one award that will be distributed over the entire academic year. For example, a $2,000 award will be distributed as follows: $1,000 in the fall semester and $1,000 in the spring semester. In order to keep the scholarship for the following semester, recipients must maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA. If the student falls below the cumulative 3.5 GPA, the award will be rescinded. 

Graduate Assistantship. Recipients will be required to work 7 or 14 hours with a faculty member and/or an administrator. Tuition remission for 1 to 2 classes per semester will be offered for compensation. For example, a student working 7 hours per week will receive tuition remission for one course in the fall semester and one course in the spring semester.  Please note: as a part of the graduate assistantship application review process, selected faculty and the scholarship committee will interview applicants.

Davlin Family Scholarship in Aging

2017-2018 Applications accepted beginning Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 18, 2017, no later than 5:00 p.m.


The Davlin Family Scholarship in Aging, endowed by a generous gift from Irene Frye in the name of the Davlin Family to honor Sr. Mary Clemente Davlin, O.P. who has helped the Dominican community pursue truth, give service, and create justice in sustained, visible, and transformational ways.  Sr. Clemente’s role as professor at Dominican University is well recognized.  However, it is her role as mentor and spiritual guide to the Dominican University family of students, staff and faculty that has inspired countless generations.  Sr. Clemente’s life is representative of the contribution individuals can make throughout their lives.

Hartford Scholarship

Application available Fall 2017

SSW Hartford Fellowship Program in Aging is a initiative funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and the Social Work Leadership Initiative, which prepares graduate social work student for competent culturally sensitive practice in gerontological and geriatric social work.

The Horizons Project (HRSA Grant)

Application Instructions

The Horizons Project: Recruiting, Retaining and Training Social Workers for Primary Care,” will focus on increasing the number of individuals with master’s degrees in social work employed in primary care settings in medically underserved communities in Chicago’s Austin, North and South Lawndale, Pilsen, and East and West Garfield Park neighborhoods as well as in Lake County, Illinois. The grant will provide scholarships up to $22,200 per academic year for 51 racial and ethnic minority students in Dominicans MSW program.

Kott Scholarship (Gerontology)


The Kott Gerontology Program scholarships provide $10,000 for a standard academic year, paid directly to interns’ universities for deposit into their personal student accounts. Three equal payments are disbursed during the fall, winter and spring. Interns are required to be registered as full-time students during their internships to maintain their scholarships. Partial and part-year scholarships are not offered, and internships are offered in the summer only under specific conditions relating to professional training schedules. The funds are for use as directed by individual Kott Gerontology Scholars to defray their academic expenses, including tuition, loan repayment and other expenses, and not for deposit into general university scholarship funds.