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 

Fellowship in Opioid Use Disorder and Substance Abuse Disorder Prevention, Treatment and Recovery

For: Incoming Students, Continuing Students
Award: $10,000 in Advanced Year (one time stipend)

GSSW has established a new Fellowship in Opioid Use Disorder and Substance Abuse Disorder Prevention, Treatment and Recovery which provides a one-time stipend of $10,000 to selected fellows. The Fellowship program will select 24 students a year for the next 3 years and is open to both continuing students at GSSW and incoming students for the fall 2019 semester. To be eligible, students must have had a cumulative undergraduate or GSSW GPA of 3.0, submit a one-page statement demonstrating how they plan to contribute to the field of opioid and substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery and demonstrate strong academic motivation. Stipends are only disbursed to Master’s level social work students in their Advanced Year field placement who are within 6-12 month of graduation. Incoming fall 2019 students accepted for the Fellowship will receive the stipend in their advanced year. Upon graduation, students should seek and be committed to serving as a social worker in a medically underserved community providing opioid and substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery services. This new Opioid Workforce Expansion Program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,338,822, with no percentage financed with non-governmental sources.

Contact: Cynthia R. Lewis, Project Director, 212-463-0400, ext. 55401, cynthia.lewis5@touro.edu.
Deadline: No deadline

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: Fall TBD

Touro Graduate School of Social Work Dean’s Clinical Scholarships 

For: Incoming Students

Students are eligible with a GPA of at least 3.5 and demonstrating financial need; grants up to $5,000. To be matched by outside sources. FAFSA must be completed.

Contact: Dr. Athena Motal, athena.motal@touro.edu
Deadline: September 2019

Aging Education Fellowship

For: Advanced Year Students 

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: TBD for 2020

Military Social Work Education Fellowship

For: Advanced Year Students 

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:TBD for 2020

Evidenced-Based Practice in Mental Health Fellowship

For: Advanced Year Students

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: TBD 2020

Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services

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

Contact: Dr. Eric Levine at eric.levine@touro.edu
Deadline: Spring 2019

Clinical Match Scholarships

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: 2019

Memorial Sloan Kettering Scholarship Program

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 at roberta.shiffman@touro.edu 
Deadline: TBD for 2020

External Opportunities

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 2019

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, primarily in the New York City metropolitan area.

The scholarship application for 2018-19 academic year is closed but will reopen in spring 2019.

Contact: Dr. Eric Levine at eric.levine@touro.edu

UJA-Federation of NY Jean and Albert Nerken Scholarship Fund

The UJA-Federation of NY Jean and Albert Nerken Scholarship Fund is open to international students studying in the New York metropolitan area.

Contact: Dr. Eric Levine at eric.levine@touro.edu

UJA-Federation of NY Rose Biller Scholarship Fund

The UJA-Federation of NY Rose Biller Scholarship Fund is open to Jewish residents of the New York metropolitan area with financial need. It provides scholarships to Jewish men and women with significant economic need attending undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools.

Contact: Dr. Eric Levine at eric.levine@touro.edu

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 $2,500 to $4,000. 

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

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college/graduate degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis. Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.

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 participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations), 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. The applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent) must have at least one year of continuous union membership. The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2019.

Applications are available starting in mid-June, and a complete application must be received on or before 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on January 31, 2019. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. Students may reapply each year.

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

Loan Forgiveness Programs

US Department of Education

Public Service Loan Forgiveness
If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

NYS Higher Education Services Corporation

Under certain conditions, you may have all or part of your education loans forgiven or cancelled in exchange for performing a qualifying service for a defined period of time. Although you do not have to repay the part of your loan that is forgiven or cancelled, you may owe taxes on the forgiven/cancelled amount in cases where the forgiven/cancelled amount is considered income.

This page is provided for informational purposes only and 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.