Scholarships

Our students apply for – and receive – significant internal and external scholarships every year.

Almost $2 million dollars has been granted in scholarships over the last three years. Whether through the government, social service agencies, or private sources, there are plenty of funding opportunities.  While we work hard to keep our tuition affordable, we understand the burden of paying for a graduate education. These scholarships and other fellowship opportunities for eligible students can significantly reduce the cost of your tuition.

Internal Touro Scholarships 

Health Resource and Service Administration (HRSA) Scholarship 

For: Incoming Students
Average Yearly Award: $15,000 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded GSSW a grant in order to provide scholarships for disadvantaged students who demonstrate financial need, have an excellent academic record and are newly admitted full-time to the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work.  Students must have and maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 and a FAFSA must be completed. Continued funding in future years is contingent on Congressional reauthorization. Learn more about the HRSA grant.

Contact: Dr. Annecy Baez, annecy.baez@touro.edu 
Deadline: August 2018

Dean’s Clinical Scholarships 

For: Incoming Students
Maximum Award: $5,000 

Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or above, and demonstrating financial need, are eligible. FAFSA must be completed.

Contact: Dr. Athena Motal, athena.motal@touro.edu
Deadline: August 2018

Touro Financial Need Clinical Service Award 

For: Student Demonstrating Financial Need
Maximum Award: $5,000 

Students who have a 3.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need, may receive a one-time tuition reduction of up to $5,000.

Contact: Dr. Athena Motal, athena.motal@touro.edu
Deadline:  August 2018

Aging Education Fellowship

For: Advanced Year Students
Maximum Award: $5,000 

The Aging Education Fellowship is available to students interested in working with older adults, caregivers and their families.  Students who apply for the fellowship must be available for 21 daytime hours for their field placement and must have a GPA of at least 3.2.  The fellowship comes with a one-time tuition reduction of up to $5,000. 

Contact: Professor Susan Brot, susan.brot@touro.edu
Deadline: February 20, 2019

Military Social Work Education Fellowship

For: Advanced Year Students
Maximum Award: $5,000 

The Military Social Work Education Fellowship is available to students interested in working with the military and veteran population and families.  Students who apply for the fellowship must be available for 21 daytime hours for their field placement and must have a GPA of at least 3.2. Students must participate in spring enrichment seminars. The fellowship comes with a one-time tuition reduction of up to $5,000. 

Contact: Professor Susan Brot, susan.brot@touro.edu
Deadline: February 20, 2019

Mental Health Fellowship

For: Advanced Year Students
Maximum Award: $2,000 

Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, as part of the New York State Consortium Project and the New York State Office of Mental Health, offers the Evidence-Based Practice in Mental Health Fellowship to Advanced Year students.  This fellowship is for students who are interested in working with adults who are diagnosed with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI).  Students who apply must be available for 21 daytime hours for their field placement and must have a GPA of at least 3.2.  Students participate in spring semester enrichment seminars. The fellowship comes with a one-time tuition reduction of up to $2,000.

Contact: Professor Susan Brot, susan.brot@touro.edu
Deadline: November 2018

Clinical Match Scholarships

Maximum Award: TBD 

Agencies often support their employees pursuing a graduate education.  Touro College Graduate School of Social Work may have funds that match the support provided by these agencies. 

Contact: Annalene Antonio, annalene.antonio@touro.edu
Deadline: August 2018

External Touro Scholarships

Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services

For: Students employed by Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services
Maximum Award: $5,000 

For Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services employees, a one-time tuition reduction of up to $5,000. 

Contact: Dr. Eric Levine, eric.levine@touro.edu
Deadline: December 2018

Memorial Sloan Kettering Scholarship Program

For: Students who have completed their first year in an MSW program
Maximum Award: $6,000 

The Department of Social Work of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center offers a ten-week summer fellowship and continued second year field placement in oncology.   Students must be available for the full ten weeks for the summer fellowship. The Summer Fellowship Program is sponsored by a grant from the Social Services Committee of the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering.  The fellowship provides a didactic as well as clinical component designed to meet the educational objectives of students who have completed their first year of an MSW program.  Each fellow will receive individual supervision by a member of MSK’s social work staff as well as weekly group supervision.  Fellows may be placed in either the inpatient or outpatient setting. A stipend of $6,000 is provided to each fellow.  At the completion of the ten-week program, each fellow will be required to submit a comprehensive report to the MSK Society delineating the specifics of their summer fellowship and how it met their educational objectives in oncology social work. 

Contact: Professor Roberta Shiffman, roberta.shiffman@touro.edu
Deadline: January 2019

UJA Federation of New York Wiener Center for Leadership and Learning

The UJA Federation offers scholarships of up to $20,000 for both prospective and current students who are pursuing a career in the Jewish non-profit world.  Recipients must commit to working for at least 2 years at a UJA-Federation site. 

Contact: Dr. Eric Levine, eric.levine@touro.edu
Deadline: November 2018 

Hebrew Free Loan Society

The Hebrew Free Loan Society administers two scholarship programs for the UJA-Federation of New York. This program provides approximately $1 million to students with financial need, in the New York City metropolitan area. UJA-Federation of NY Jean and Albert Nerken Scholarship Fund is for international students studying in the New York metropolitan area. UJA-Federation of NY Rose Biller Scholarship Fund is open to Jewish residents of the New York metropolitan area with financial need.

Contact: Dr. Eric Levine at eric.levine@touro.edu
Deadline: Closed for 2018-2019 year. Will reopen in spring 2019

Latino Social Work Coalition Scholarship Program for Incoming Students

This program provides scholarships to Latino men and women with significant financial need residing in the New York metropolitan area that have been accepted or are enrolled in the program, with a GPA of 3.0 or better.  The scholarship award may range from $2500 to $4,000. 

Contact: Dr. Annecy Baez at annecy.baez3@touro.edu
Deadline: January 2019

Dr. James R. Dumpson Scholarship Program

Through the Administration for Children’s Services Workforce Institute, the Dr. James R. Dumpson Scholarship Program provides financial support to current ACS employees who have demonstrated a commitment to a career in child and family services and who are motivated to become leaders in the field.  The scholarship will cover up to the equivalent cost of a two-year Master’s degree at a CUNY graduate program.  ACS employees who are interested in applying should contact their Borough/Division Point Person.

Contact: Peter Stewart at peter.stewart@touro.edu
Deadline: Not specific

Union Plus Scholarship

Available to current or retired members of unions and their immediate families, the Union Plus Scholarship offers scholarships of $500-$4,000 for students who demonstrate a financial need, and have a recommended GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Students must write an essay as part of the application process.

Contact: Dr. Jennifer Zelnick, jennifer.zelnick@touro.edu
Deadline: January 31, 2019 for the Fall 2019 semester

Loan Forgiveness Programs

US Department of Education Loan Forgiveness
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
NYS Higher Education Services Corporation

 

This page is provided for informational purposes only is subject to be modified, supplemented or discontinued, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice. It is not intended to address all scholarship opportunities or all qualifications for any opportunities. External bodies frequently change their guidelines, criteria and contact information without notice. This information is neither written nor meant to confer any rights or privileges to any students. Offers may be withdrawn at any time. Please contact the Admissions Director for further guidance.