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Submitted by gcrichlo on Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:50am

We have a variety of scholarships, bursaries and awards for social work students that recognize success and support their post-secondary studies. Explore specific eligibility, requirements and deadlines for undergraduate and graduate students below.

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Awards Open to All Social Work Students

Submitted by gcrichlo on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:40am

Faculty of Social Work Recognition of Excellence Awards

The following awards are open to all undergraduate (BSW) and graduate (MSW, PhD) students in the Faculty of Social Work:

  • Recognition of Excellence in Student Leadership
  • Recognition of Excellence in Field Practicum
  • Clarice Chodak Recognition of Excellence in Social Action
  • Iain Cullen Ramsay Recognition of Excellence in Personal Achievement

The competition is announced in early March and the deadline for nominations is March 15, 2016. Nominations must be submitted by the deadline to the Student Services Office in Calgary.

Recognition of Excellence in Student Leadership is awarded annually to a maximum of five students whose activities have contributed to significantly enhancing the educational experiences of students in the Faculty of Social Work. Recipients’ leadership may be formal (e.g., through involvement with student governance) or informal (e.g., through organizing social action or educational activities).

Recognition of Excellence in Field Practicum is awarded annually to a maximum of five students whose activities and achievements in practicum have been outstanding in a placement that has occurred during the current academic year. This Recognition of Excellence acknowledges that while students are intended to be learners in their practica, they may also contribute meaningfully to their clients’ (individuals, groups, families, communities, organizations) lives.

Clarice Chodak Recognition of Excellence in Social Action is awarded annually to a maximum of five students who demonstrate a commitment to social justice, civic engagement, and volunteerism through actions against racism, anti-Semitism or other forms of injustice.

Iain Cullen Ramsay Recognition of Excellence in Personal Achievement is awarded annually to a maximum of five students whose commitment to education in social work has been demonstrated by inspirational attitudes and behaviors in class, practica, and/or relationships with other students. This award is intended to honor excellence that may not be indicated through traditional means such as grade point average or participation in formal student governance activities. Students may demonstrate outstanding personal achievement through, for example, coping with significant personal or academic challenges while in the program or inspiring other students through particularly compassionate or empowering activities.

The Recognition of Excellence awards are available to all Faculty of Social Work students at the University of Calgary, regardless of location, year in program or status. Students may receive the Recognition of Excellence in more than one year in a multi-year program. 
Each recipient will receive a plaque from the Faculty of Social Work indicating the date and name of the honor. Normally, the plaques are presented during the June Convocation Celebration, and recipients’ names are added to a permanent commemorative plaque in The Faculty of Social Work.

Calgary nominations must be submitted to fswgrad@ucalgary.ca by the deadline.

Central and Northern Alberta nominations must be submitted to Shari Conley sconley@ucalgary.ca by the deadline.

Southern Alberta nominations must be submitted to Patti-Jo Aiken aiken@uleth.ca by the deadline.

BSW Awards and Scholarships

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MSW Awards and Scholarships

Click here to learn more about scholarships and awards opportunities for MSW students.

PhD Awards and Scholarships

Click here to learn more about scholarships and awards opportunities for PhD students.