Rosenbaum Scholarship Awardees 2018

The first Harriet & Sandra Rosenbaum Scholarship cohort

Awards and Scholarships

The School of Social Work offers over 40 scholarships and awards to current  and prospective students each year. Awards vary in amount from several hundred dollars to covering the full cost of tuition and fees.

Scholarships are available to students in our undergraduate and graduate programs.

Incoming PhD, Full-Time MSW, and Part-Time MSW students are eligible for awards through the admissions process. Students are automatically considered for these awards and do not need to fill out a separate application, EXCEPT for the Harriet & Sandra Rosenbaum Scholarship which requires a separate application (see instructions below).

Admission Scholarships

Helen I. Clarke Award (In-state tuition and fees)
Harriet & Sandra Rosenbaum Scholarship (Full tuition, fees, and yearly stipend)
Lois Palmer Shimpa Memorial Scholarship $3,000
Topitzes Family Scholarship $5,000

Incoming PhD students are guaranteed five years of financial support through graduate assistantships which include paid tuition, eligibility for health insurance, and a monthly stipend. For more information about this funding package, please visit PhD Financial Support.

Additionally, current PhD students are eligible for a number of awards during the spring semester. These are awarded by faculty nomination except for Doctoral Research Paper Award.

PhD Scholarships

Alfred Kadushin Dissertation Research Award
Irving Piliavin Award
Doctoral Research Paper Award
Dorothy M. Pearson Graduate Fellowship
Arthur P. Miles School of Social Work Scholarship|
Sheldon D. Rose Memorial Scholarship
Teaching Excellence Award

FUNDING DEADLINES
Funding Application Application Opens Application Deadline
Fall Scholarship Competition Application Friday, October 5, 2018 Monday, October 22, 2018
Harriet & Sandra Rosenbaum Scholarship Application (Full-Time MSW Program) Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Harriet & Sandra Rosenbaum Scholarship Application (Part-Time MSW Program) Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Monday, April 15, 2019
Title IV-E Application Monday, December 3, 2018 Monday, April 15, 2019

CURRENT STUDENTS

FALL SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION APPLICATION

Current BSW, Full-Time MSW, and Part-Time MSW students are eligible to apply for the annual Fall Scholarship Competition. The School will announce the call to apply in September. Scholarship applicants will be notified of an award offer via email the week after Thanksgiving.

For information about these awards, please visit Awards List and use the Fall Competition category filter.

How to Apply for a Fall Scholarship

  1. Sign into WiSH using your Net ID and password
  2. Submit the General Application (this is a very short application every student is required to complete using the WiSH system)
    1. Note: When it asks which School/College you intend to graduate from, select College of Letters & Science which includes the School of Social Work.
  3. Submit the School of Social Work Application (this application is for all of the SSW Fall Scholarships and you will be considered for all awards for which you are eligible based on the answers you provide)

For questions, please contact scholarships@socwork.wisc.edu.

SPRING DOCTORAL AWARDS

Current PhD students are eligible for these awards through faculty nominations except the Doctoral Student Research Paper Award. This award will recognize a student who submits a paper that exemplifies high qualify research relevant to social work. The PhD Program Office will announce the call for faculty nominations and paper submissions in the spring semester. For information about these awards, please visit Awards List and use the Doctoral Support category filter.

For questions, please contact phdprogram@socwork.wisc.edu.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

MSW APPLICANTS

Full-Time MSW and Part-Time MSW applicants are eligible to apply for the Harriet & Sandra Rosenbaum Scholarship after submitting their UW-Madison Graduate School application. See further instructions below. Additionally, Full-Time MSW and Part-Time MSW applicants are automatically considered for all other admissions awards after submitting their UW-Madison Graduate School application. For information about these awards, please visit Awards List and use the Admissions category filter.

How to Apply for the Rosenbaum Scholarship

You MUST first apply to an MSW Program through the UW-Madison Graduate School BEFORE starting the Rosenbaum application process.

Don’t wait to hear about your admission status before applying for this scholarship. If you’re applying to the Full-Time MSW Program, you’ll be notified of your admission status and if you received the Rosenbaum at the same time in early March. If you’re applying to the Part-Time MSW Program, you’ll likely be notified of your admissions status first, and then be notified if you received the Rosenbaum later in May.

  1. Submit an MSW application
  2. Sign into WiSH using your Net ID and password
  3. Submit the General Application (this is a very short application every student is required to complete using the WiSH system)
    1. Note: When it asks which School/College you intend to graduate from, select College of Letters & Science which includes the School of Social Work.
  4. Submit the application for the Harriet & Sandra Rosenbaum Scholarship Full-Time MSW Program or Harriet & Sandra Rosenbaum Scholarship Part-Time MSW Program. Be sure to select the correct one according to which MSW Program you applied for through the Graduate School application.

If you encounter technical difficulties with the online application, please contact: scholarships@socwork.wisc.edu.

PHD APPLICANTS

PhD applicants are eligible for a small number of awards through the admissions process and are automatically considered after submitting their UW-Madison Graduate School application. For information about these awards, please visit Awards List and use the Admissions category filter.

FUNDING DEADLINES
Funding Application Application Opens Application Deadline
Fall Scholarship Competition Application Friday, October 5, 2018 Monday, October 22, 2018
Harriet & Sandra Rosenbaum Scholarship Application (Full-Time MSW Program) Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Harriet & Sandra Rosenbaum Scholarship Application (Part-Time MSW Program) Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Monday, April 15, 2019
Title IV-E Application Monday, December 3, 2018 Monday, April 15, 2019

UW-MADISON GRADUATE SCHOOL

The Graduate School provides an extensive list of funding resources. Visit the Graduate Student Funding page for more details. Additionally, you can look at the Grants Information Collection.

PUBLIC CHILD WELFARE TRAINING GRANT

For BSW, Full-Time, or Part-Time MSW Students

The School offers a limited number of public child welfare training grants. These grants provide a stipend, books and supplies funds, full tuition costs, and mileage to and from field sites. Interested students may apply for the Title IV-E Training Program once admission to the MSW Program (Full-Time Program or Part-Time Program) or BSW Program is confirmed. Upon graduation, trainees agree to accept employment with the State of Wisconsin in the area of public child welfare for a period of time equal to the amount of time they receive funding.

Visit the Child Welfare Training Program website for more information, including traineeship provisions and applications.

LEND TRAINEE PROGRAM

The Wasiman Center’s Wisconsin Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program provides interdisciplinary and disciplinary leadership training in order to improve systems of care that promote the prevention of disabilities and assure access to family-centered, community-based services and supports for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. The program trains around 30 trainees and fellows per year from a wide array of disciplines and provides a stipend to eligible trainees.

Learn more from the WI LEND Program website.

ADVANCED OPPORTUNITY FELLOWSHIPS

For Incoming PhD and Full-Time MSW Students

Advanced Opportunity Fellowships (AOF) or Graduate Research Scholar Fellowships are intended to support the recruitment and retention of highly qualified underrepresented students in UW-Madison graduate programs. Students receiving an AOF are offered a generous funding package covering tuition and other expenses. For more information about the award package, visit Graduate Research Scholar Communities (GRS) on the UW-Madison Graduate School’s site. PhD and Full-Time MSW students are eligible to receive AOF funding through the Letters & Science Community of Graduate Research Scholars (L&S C-GRS).

To be considered for AOF funding through the L&S C-GRS, applicants must submit an application to the PhD Program in Social Welfare or Full-Time MSW Program and be United States citizens or Permanent Residents. Students on probation cannot receive AOF funding. Beyond merit, preference is given to Wisconsin residents. Award nominations are made by the PhD and MSW Admissions Committees. In addition, the criteria listed below apply:

1. Students from the following racial/ethnic groups:

  • African American or Black
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Cambodian, Vietnamese, Laotian, or Hmong
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

OR

2. Economically disadvantaged students

  • First-generation college students who participated in one of the following TRIO programs: Upward Bound, Talent Search, Educational Opportunities Centers, or Student Support Services
  • First-generation college students who graduated from the PEOPLE Program
  • UW-Madison bachelor’s degree recipients who were in the FASTrack or BANNER programs

OR

3. McNair students:

  • Students who participated in a Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program

INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS

AAUW International Fellowships: For women of countries other than the United States. Stipends up to $20,000. Applications can be downloaded online at the AAUW website .

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship: For women from countries other than the U.S. or Canada that plan to return to their own country after completion of degree. Stipend up to $6,000. Open to full-time graduate students (except dissertators). Write: P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312, U.S.A.

Information on Fulbright International Exchange Scholarships can be found at the Institute of International Education.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The School of Social Work only can guarantee Teaching Assistant positions to our PhD students. On rare occasions there may be an opportunity for an MSW student to be a TA and you will be contacted if this is the case. There are employment opportunities at UW-Madison for students, to be found at the Office of Human Resources. You may find student positions through the Student Job Center.

Graduate Assistantship Policy for the Part-Time MSW Program: Students enrolled in this program are not permitted to accept teaching assistantships, project assistantships, research assistantships, or other appointments that would result in a tuition waiver.