At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

National Association of Black Social Workers Scholarships

The National Association of Social Workers- Chicago Chapter will award the following scholarships to qualified candidates:

Karim Childs Book Stipend for community college students-$250

This award is given annually to assist with the purchase of college textbooks. Mr. Childs was the director of the Hull House Association’s Parkway Community House from 1969 until his transition in 1988. He served as the President of the National Association of Social Workers- Chicago Chapter for seven years.

C. Vincent Bakeman tuition scholarship for undergraduate students-$1000


This award is sponsored by the Human Resources Development Institute, Inc. (HRDI) in memoriam of Dr. C. Vincent Bakeman, past Chief Executive Officer and President of HRDI. HRDI is one of Chicago’s largest and most influential nonprofit organizations that serve substance abusers and the mentally ill in Chicago.

CABSW Institute Scholarship for graduate students-$1000

This scholarship is awarded each year to a student pursuing a degree in the field of social work. The award is provided by the National Association of Social Workers- Chicago Chapter and is made possible through donations and proceeds from the organization’s annual educational and leadership symposium.

Dr. Paula Allen-Meares Scholarship for Doctoral students-$1000

Initiated in 2010, this scholarship is named for the first African-American female to serve as the Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago. This scholarship is made possible by the collaborative efforts of several organizations and is awarded to a doctoral student with scholarly accomplishments and a dedication to social work research. 

Application Information:

Please visit the NABSW site for the application. For consideration, applications and all required materials must be postmarked by April 30, 2013. Applications postmarked after April 30, 2013 will not be reviewed

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