2016 Scholarships

scholarships

Application due date: Friday, May 6, 2016


The School of Social Work is pleased to announce that we will be awarding the following scholarships in the Fall of 2016. You can find the applications outside the main office door in the rack, or click the green button below to download a copy.


ABBIE HAWK MEMORIAL 
SCHOLARSHIP (BASW only)

This endowed scholarship fund was established in 1983 by friends of Abbie Hawk, social worker, administrator, educator, and friend to colleagues and children alike who knew and were assisted by her during her 41-year career as a social worker, 31 of which were spent with the Summit County Children’s Services Board. Endowment income is made available to a deserving junior or senior, who is preparing for a career in the field of child welfare. Selection of the recipient is made by the University Scholarship Committee on the basis of merit, not necessarily need, and without regard to race, creed, color, sex, or national origin.

We will be offering 4 scholarships @ $1,000 each to be awarded for fall 2016.

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PAMELA ADAMSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND (BASW only)

This endowed fund was established in 1975 by Manor Care, Inc., in memory of Pamela Adamson of Akron, a Manor Care hostess whose young life was a cheerful dedication to the comfort of others, especially to those of constant need in their senior years.

Provided is scholarship aid for full-time undergraduate students preparing for careers of service to others, particularly the aged. Awards will be based on need projected by the candidates. Selection will not be limited in any way by race, creed, color, sex or national origin of the candidates. Recipients and amount of scholarship awarded will be determined by the School of Social Work Scholarship Committee.

We will be offering 1 scholarship @ $ 1,000 to be awarded for fall 2016.

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THE BUFFE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP IN SOCIAL WORK (Both BASW and MSW)

The Buffe Family Scholarship in Social Work was established in 2005 by William E. Buffe. Mr. Buffe created the scholarship in honor of his late wife Jane C. and daughter Ann, both of whom had been dedicated social workers in Akron, Ohio and New York City, respectively.

The scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving full-time graduate or undergraduate student majoring in social work at The University of Akron. The recipient shall be selected by the director of the School of Social Work in coordination with the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

We will be offering 1 scholarship @ $300 to be awarded for fall 2016.

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BERNARD J. CLIFFORD 
MEMORIAL AWARD FUND (Both BASW and MSW)

This award was established in 1983 on endowed bases by family, friends, and colleagues in memory of Bernard J. Clifford, assistant professor of social work and devoted member of the faculty for more than 14 years. Endowment income is made available to students preparing for careers in social work for the purchase of books, materials, travel, and tuition.

We will be offering 1 scholarship @ $ 300 to be awarded for fall 2016.

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ROBERT DEITCHMAN MEMORIAL 
SCHOLARSHIP FUND (BASW only)

The Dr. Robert Deitchman Memorial Scholarship was created through the generosity of the family and friends of Dr. Deitchman. A former University of Akron Professor in the School of Social Work, he was committed to justice, equality, and community activism. To honor a lifetime of social involvement, the Dr. Robert Deitchman Memorial Scholarship will be made available to African American students pursuing a career in Social Work. The scholarship recipient(s) must be entering their senior year and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all social work classes.  Additionally, the scholarships will be equally distributed to a female and male student. If a male student is not selected, the scholarship will be awarded to two female students, and, if this arrangement is not possible, no scholarships will be awarded until either the first or second criteria are met. Any change in the distribution of funds will be determined by Mrs. Robert Deitchman. The recipients of the Dr. Robert Deitchman Memorial Scholarship Fund will be determined by Mrs. Deitchman, or her appointed representative, along with the Director of the School of Social Work and the Special Assistant to the President of the Office of Campus Diversity.

We will be offering 1 scholarship @ $ 400 to be awarded for fall 2016. 

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The Josephine Ellison Fitch and Foy Nelson Fitch 
Endowed Scholarship in Social Work (Both BASW and MSW)

The Josephine Ellison Fitch and Foy Nelson Fitch Endowed Scholarship in Social Work was created in 1998 through a gift of their daughter, Dr. Virginia L. Fitch, former Professor and Director of the School of Social Work. The earnings from the endowed fund will be used to provide scholarship assistance to a promising social work major with demonstrated need, based on recommendation of the School of Social Work faculty. The Scholarship is open to an undergraduate or graduate student and is renewable.

We will be offering 1 scholarship @ $500 to be awarded for fall 2016.

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THE GREGORY C. KECK SCHOLARSHIP IN SOCIAL WORK (Both BASW and MSW)

The Dr. Gregory C. Keck Scholarship in Social Work was established in 2005 by Dr. Gregory C. Keck. Dr. Keck is the founder and director of the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio, specializing in working with adoptive families whose children experienced early trauma. He has been an advocate for children, family, and professionals in the foster care and adoption system providing valuable educational tools, training, and support services both nationally and internationally since 1990.  Dr. Keck has also published numerous articles and co-authored two books on the topic: Adopting the Hurt Child and Parenting the Hurt Child.

The scholarship will be awarded annually to either a graduate or undergraduate student(s) majoring in social work with preference given to students who have previously been in foster care or who have been adopted. If no student meets the above listed criteria, it is preferred that the student be majoring in social work with an emphasis in adoption and foster care. Students currently working in the foster care or adoption field may also qualify. The recipient(s) shall be selected annually by the director of the School of Social Work, in coordination with the Office of Student Financial Assistance. 

We will be offering 1 scholarship @ $500 to be awarded for fall 2016.

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