UBSSW Application Based Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities awarded by the School of Social Work that require a separate application are listed below. 

Donna R Brott, EDM ’79, Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility: All MSW students currently in the program, as well as newly accepted applicants. MSW dual-degree students are eligible to apply for the year they are fully taking social work courses.

About: Thanks to a generous donor, Mrs. Donna R Brott EDM ’79, the UB School of Social Work is pleased to be able to offer a scholarship to students pursuing a Master of Social Work Degree who, because of a life-changing event in their lives, could otherwise not afford to pursue this advanced degree. Scholarships will be (up to) $6000, to be evenly distributed across each enrolled semester within the year. At least two scholarships will be awarded annually.

How to Apply: Upload 1000 word or less essay. Please share your life-changing event, how it has impacted your financial status, and how this scholarship would allow you to afford to pursue this advanced degree (MSW).

All applicants must fully complete the scholarship application by the posted deadline to be considered for that year.

Ellen Fink-Samnick (MSW ’83, BA ’82) Health Equity Award

Eligibility: All MSW/MPH dual-degree students who are enrolled in MSW coursework in the upcoming academic year.

About: Thanks to a generous donor, Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW ’83, BA ‘82, the UB School of Social Work is pleased to be able to offer a scholarship to students enrolled in the Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health dual-degree program who are focused on interprofessional practice, health equity, and demonstrate and entrepreneurial spirit. Scholarships will be (up to) $2,500, to be evenly distributed across each enrolled semester within the year. At least one scholarship will be awarded annually.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the application form via the link below.
  2. Upload your resume or CV.
  3. Upload a maximum 1000 word essay that critically and thoroughly addresses your perspective in three key areas:
    • A. importance of interprofessional practice,
    • B. challenges in health equity, and
    • C. how you have demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit as it relates to A and B above.

All applicants must fully complete the scholarship application by the posted deadline to be considered for that year.