Social Work Scholarships

The School of Social Work offers a number of scholarships, based on merit and financial need, to eligible students who are currently enrolled in the school. They include the following awards. 

Established in 2007 by Alfred W. Dean Jr., SSW ’72, ’74, the Alfred W. Dean Sr. Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for seniors or graduate students enrolled in the School of Social Work who have financial need and who either have a law enforcement background or are planning to pursue a career in law enforcement, with preference given to minority students.

Established in 1988 by Sol Glassberg, the Eudice Glassberg Scholarship Endowment provides scholarships for undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Social Work who have demonstrated academic achievement and financial need.

Established in 1980 by friends, family and colleagues in memory of Herbert R. Winston, former assistant dean, the Herbert R. Winston Memorial Fund provides annual awards for financially disadvantaged students in the School of Social Work, and for emergency financial assistance in other instances.

Established in 2005 by Mary E. Ammon, SSW ’86, and Gary D. Ammon, LAW ’92, the Mary and Gary Ammon School of Social Work Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for students enrolled in the Master of Social Work Program in the University’s College of Public Health/School of Social Work who have both financial need and academic merit, are graduates of a high school located in Philadelphia, PA, and at the time of such graduation, resided at an address located in any of the following zip codes: 19121, 19131, 19132, 19123, 19151, 19138 or 19132. Scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee appointed by the Chair of the School of Social Work. Recipients must be taking at least 9 credits and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The Megan and Emily Peck Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1978 by Emily Freas, EDU ’64, SSW ’78, to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the School of Social Work. The scholarship fund is geared towards female junior or senior students pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in social work or a graduate student working towards a Master's Degree in social work. Recipients memorial scholarship fund should have finance her own education, either totally or in part, and have good moral character. Female students who have lost their fathers, or who have been abandoned by their fathers shall be preferred over all other candidates for this scholarship fund.

Established in 2005 by Barbara B. Ernico, SSW ’71, and Jeffrey A. Ernico, LAW ’70, the Opportunity Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for financially needy students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work program in the School of Social Work, with a preference for students with disabilities.

Established in 2012 by Kate Perry, the Sherman Perry Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for students enrolled in the School of Social Work, with preference given to an undergraduate or graduate student with financial need, a GPA of 3.5 (or higher), and a demonstrated interest in working with individuals dealing with mental health issues.

Established in 2005 by Judge Earlene Green, SSW ’88, ’89, the Honorable Earlene Green Award Fund provides awards for outstanding graduating undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Social Work who plan to pursue a career in social work either in addictions or criminal justice.

Established in 2004 by a bequest from Virginia Welsh, SSW ’74, ’75, the Virginia Welsh Endowed Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for students enrolled in the School of Social Work, who have demonstrated academic merit and financial need.

The Mildred R.L. Morris Memorial Award Fund was established in 2002 by Jerome A. Atkinson in memory of Mildred R.L. Morris to provide an annual prize to the undergraduate student whose work in a social service agency during the academic year best embodies the application of theory and practice in solving social problems by enhancing the quality of life for individuals, families or a community.

Established in 2012 by Brian and Laurie Lindberg, the Lindberg Family Scholarship Fund (Term Fund) provides scholarships for full-time undergraduate students with financial need and academic achievement who are enrolled in the School of Social Work, and who have shown interest in aging policy, and or elder justice issues.

College of Public Health Undergraduate Scholarships

The College of Public Health offers a number of different funding sources for undergraduate students. 

Established in 2013 by David R. Devereaux, FOX ’86, the CPH Visionary Research Fund provides research grants to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College of Public Health, offering the opportunity to engage with faculty in research that builds knowledge about health, well-being and opportunities for people and their communities.

Established in 2013 by Robert R. Brandis, the Jill Brandis Memorial Visionary Research Fund provides research grants to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College of Public Health, offering the opportunity to engage with faculty in research that builds knowledge about health, well-being, and opportunities for people and their communities.

The Mary, Gary and Douglas Ammon and Concerned Black Men Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 by Mary and Gary Ammon and Concerned Black Men of Philadelphia, Inc. to provide scholarships for undergraduate students who have both financial need and academic merit, who are enrolled in the College of Public Health, and who live in the University’s North Philadelphia community, within the 19121, 19122, 19132, 19133 and 19138 ZIP codes at the time of application for admission.

The Nellie M. Bering and Amy B. Hecht Student Emergency Fund and Student Financial Assistance Fund was established by Nellie Bering, former chair of the Medical Technology Department, and Amy Hecht, former dean of the College of Public Health, to provide emergency grants to any students enrolled in the college based on urgent financial need including but not limited to books, food, rent and utilities; and to assist with tuition for students enrolled in the College of Public Health in the departments of Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Health Information Management.

The Emergency Fund was established in 2016 by the College of Public Health’s Board of Visitors to provide financial support to students with an emergency that will interfere with academic progress. Applicants must be in good academic standing to be eligible.

Financial Aid

Follow these steps to apply for financial aid. Learn how your student status affects your financial aid options and application process. And read about your educational grant and loan options, or contact Student Financial Services with any questions.