Arthur P. Miles School of Social Work Scholarship

Professor Arthur Miles was the first Director of the UW-Madison School of Social Work, serving from 1948-1960. He taught at UW-Madison for over 30 years, first in the sociology department and later in the School of Social Work. He was a former county administrator for the Illinois Emergency Relief Commission and former Regional Statistician for the U.S. Social Security Board.


Professor Miles was a proponent of a social science rather than psychological orientation to social work and wrote American Social Work Theory in defense of such an orientation. Julia Miles established this scholarship in her husband’s name along with gifts from friends and colleagues of Professor Miles.

Eligibility Criteria: 
Current full-time or part-time program MSW student who has a demonstrated commitment to social work practice and a financial need that presents a hardship in terms of completing the program. The award may also support a doctoral student who demonstrates an interest in social policy.

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