Admissions Awards

Scholarships and awards are made available for current students through the generosity of alumni, families of alumni and friends of the School. We thank them for their support. Learn about how donations make a difference.


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This scholarship honors Helen I. Clarke, the first Social Work faculty member at UW-Madison, who founded the School of Social Work.
This fund supports annual scholarship and recruitment awards primarily for students of color in the MSW program.
Provides financial assistance (tuition, fees, monthly stipend) to newly accepted MSW students who have financial need and a long-term commitment to working in the field of social work following graduation. The Scholarship honors UW-Madison MSSW graduate Sandra Rosenberg and her mother Harriet Rosenberg, B.A., UW-Madison, MSW, Smith College
Open to incoming students in either the Full Time or Part-Time MSW Programs (not available to international students).
Lois Shimpa received her B.A. in 1925 in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, and established the Memorial Scholarship to financially assist mature students in the pursuit of a graduate degree in social work.
The scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student in the Department of Social Work based on demonstrated financial need. Preference shall be given to students above the age of thirty.
The Topitzes family has longstanding ties to the UW-Madison and its School of Social Work. Nicholas J. Topitzes earned his undergraduate degree in History in 1966, Judith E. Topitzes earned her BA in Social Work in 1963 and her master of science in social work (MSSW) in 1965, and their nephew James W. Topitzes earned his MSSW in 1999 and his PhD in Social Welfare in 2006. The donors are committed to making graduate studies in the UW-Madison School of Social Work affordable for students from Wisconsin.
The fund will provide financial assistance to graduate students in the School of Social Work who are residents of Wisconsin and who demonstrate financial need.

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