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Funding

Results of Fall 2013 competitions for external scholarships for 2014-15.

The following students were awarded external scholarships for 2014-15 by federal/provincial goverment agencies.

For students' names and pictures, click here

 


All Degrees

OceanPath Fellowship

The OceanPath Fellowship provides graduating full-time students from partner universities with community-focused experiential learning opportunities to gain competencies to become active and effictive change-makers and to foster sustainable and positive social change in communities around the world. The program is administered by the Coady Institute at St. Francis Xavier University. The Fellowship runs from June 2015 to June 2016. 

For full details, click here.

For more information about the Fellowship and to access the online application, visit www.OceanPathFellows.com.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications now CLOSED (Online - Follow the above link)

The OceanPath Fellowship is a restructured version of the PFF Community Leadership Program. For information on past PFF Fellows, click here.

 

 

BSW

BSW Prize

Gladys Fulford BSW Prize

Established in 2000 by the bequest from Gladys Fulford, Class of 1930, this prize is awarded annually to an undergraduate student who is deemed to have made the greatest contribution to the development of the School of Social Work.

Value: $500

Bursaries

Betty Assh Memorial Bursary

Established in memory of a former student in the School of Social Work. Awarded, by the School, to a BSW Mature Student in financial need. Inquiries should be directed to the Director of the Student Aid Office.

Patrick Deehy Memorial Bursary

Established in memory of a former teacher in the School of Social Work to provide assistance to disadvantaged undergraduate students in financial need. Inquiries should be directed to the Director of the Student Aid Office.

OTSTCFQ/La Personelle, Assurances Générales—Bursary

La Personelle is offering a bursary for undergraduate students in association with L'Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec (OTSTCFQ). For more information, see Conditions Bourse Lapersonnelle 2014-2015 Baccalaureat

Value: $750

Continuing Students

Clifford C.F. Wong Scholarship

Endowed in 1989 by the late Clifford C.F. Wong, B.Arch.(1960) to recognize distinguished academic standing. Awarded by the Faculty of Arts Scholarships Committee, to a continuing student having completed at least one year in the BSW program. 

Value: $1,500

Sadie Batist Aronoff Memorial Awards

Two awards, established in 2003 by a bequest from Sadie Batist Aronoff, Dip. Social Work 1930, for outstanding undergraduate students who have completed at least one year in a degree program in Social Work. Awarded on the basis of high academic standing by the Faculty of Arts Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the School of Social Work.

Value: minimum $1,250 each

Women Associates of McGill Scholarship

For high academic standing to an undergraduate student having completed at least one year in the BSW program. Awarded by the Faculty of Arts Scholarships Committee.

Value: $1,500

Entrance Scholarships

Esther Kerry Scholarship

Established by a generous bequest from Esther Kerry, an active member of the School of Social Work Alumni Committee for many years. Offered each year to a student, entering the B.S.W. programs, who demonstrates academic excellence. Awarded by the Faculty of Arts Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the School of Social Work.

Value: $2,500

Graduation Prizes

McGill Alumnae Society Prize

Presented upon graduation to a distinguished student for excellence and high academic standing. Preference given to women students.

Value: $150

Sadie Aronoff Award

Given annually to a graduating BSW student on the basis of demonstrated qualities of leadership.

Value: $100

Zelda Ruth Harris Award

Established in 2000 by Zelda Ruth Harris,a graduate and former faculty member of the School of Social Work. Awarded annually to either a BSW or MSW student deemed to have made the greatest contribution to the advancement of Self-Help/Mutual Aid principles and practice & volunteerism.

Value: $500

School of Social Work Alumni Award

Established in 1986 by the School of Social Work Alumni Committee. Awarded each year by the School of Social Work to the graduating student who has demonstrated outstanding academic and professional performance in the BSW program.

Value: $200

Project Awards

Freda L. Paltiel Award for Immigrant and Minority Women's Health and Development

For students or faculty of the McGill School of Social Work to undertake a research, service or demonstration project concerned with the health needs of immigrant and visible minority women and their families. Preference will be given to projects undertaken with the involvement of the intended beneficiaries.

Value:
Varies

Application: A call for applications is announced in the middle of the academic year.

Jane Harris-Van Gelder Award

For students or faculty to undertake activities in the area of social work and health including mental health. Preference will be given to submissions concerned with the development and advancement of volunteerism in health care. Applications must describe the proposed activity in detail, the use to be made of the award monies, and the pertinence of the activity to volunteerism in social work and health care. The winner(s) will submit a report and a short précis upon completion of the project.

Value:
Varies

Application: A call for applications is announced in the middle of the academic year.

Joan Macfarlane Bailin Research Award

The Award recognizes academic achievement by students in the School of Social Work, and permits students to undertake activities relating to Aging and/or the Aged. Applicants must have completed one full year of study in the McGill School of Social Work. Preference will be given to submissions concerned with self-help, volunteerism and non-traditional and/or innovative work settings. Applications must include the proposed activity in detail and a budget for the use of the funds. The money cannot be used for salaries. The winner will submit a report and a short précis upon completion of the project.

Value:
$1000

Application: A call for applications is announced in the middle of the academic year.

Tryna Rotholz Creative Award for Social Group Work Practice

Established in memory of Professor Tryna Rotholz, this prize is awarded to upper-level Social Work students to assist them in developing an innovative group work project. The winner(s) will submit a report to the Director outlining the project undertaken and its results.

Value:
Varies

Application: A call for applications is announced in the middle of the academic year.

 


MSW

Project Awards

Freda L. Paltiel Award for Immigrant and Minority Women's Health and Development:

For students or faculty of the McGill School of Social Work to undertake a research service or demonstration project concerned with the health needs of immigrant and visible minority women and their families. Preference will be given to projects undertaken with the involvement of the intended beneficiaries.

Value: varies.

Application: A call for applications is announced in the middle of the academic year.

Jane Harris-Van Gelder Award:

For students or faculty of the McGill School of Social Work to undertake activities (research, service, demonstration project, seminar) in the area of social work and health including mental health. Preference will be given to submissions concerned with the development and advancement of the volunteer and volunteerism in health and mental health care. Applications must describe the proposed activity in detail, the use to be made of the award monies, and the pertinence of the activity to volunteers and volunteerism in social work and health care. The award winner(s) will be required to submit a report to the Director upon completion of the project and a short précis that may be included in School newsletters and communications.

Value: varies.

Application: A call for applications is announced in the middle of the academic year.

Joan Macfarlane Bailin Research Award:

The Award was established by Joan Macfarlane Bailin, a graduate of the McGill School of Social work, to recognize and promote academic achievement by students in the School of Social Work. The Award will permit students to undertake activities (action research, projects, service demonstration projects, and seminars) relating to Aging and/or the Aged. Applicants must have completed one full year of study in the McGill School of Social Work. Preference will be given to submissions concerned with self-help, volunteerism and non-traditional and/or innovative work settings.

Value: $1000.

Application: Apply to the Director of the School of Social Work by December 31st. Applications must include the proposed activity in detail, a budget for the use of the funds, and the relevance of the activity to self-help, volunteerism and non-traditional and/or innovative work settings. The money cannot be used for salaries. The award winner will be required to submit a report to the Director of the School of Social Work upon completion of the project, as well as a short précis that may be included in School newsletters and/or other communications.

Tryna Rotholz Annual Creative Award for Social Group Work Practice:

Established in memory of Professor Tryna Rotholz. Awarded annually by the School of Social Work to upper level social work students to assist them in developing an innovative group work project. The award winner(s) will submit a report to the Director outlining the project undertaken and its results.

Application: A call for applications is announced in the middle of the academic year.


Bursaries

OTSTCFQ/La Personelle, Assurances Générales—Bursary:

La Personelle is offering a bursary for Masters students in association with OTSTCFQ. For more information, see Conditions Bourse Lapersonnelle 2014-2015 Maitrise Value: $750

Entrance Fellowships

Full-time graduate students are eligible for the following entrance fellowships, available specifically for graduate study in social work. All the fellowships are competitive, non-renewable, and based on merit.

ANNE D. FISH FELLOWSHIP IN SOCIAL WORK

Established through a bequest in 2008 in memory of Anne D. Fish, MSW 1959. Awarded annually by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office, upon nomination from the School of Social Work, to a Master's or Doctoral student whose research is related to early childhood and family studies with preference given to studies in adoption and/or foster care services. Estimated Value: Varies

Esther Kerry Award:

Established by the Alumni Committee of the School of Social Work to honour Esther Kerry, a valuable member of the Committee for many years. A fellowship is offered each year to a student who wishes to pursue graduate studies in social work.

Hazeldine Smith Bishop Fellowships:

Established in 1998 by a bequest from Hazeldine Smith Bishop, who received a diploma from the Montreal School of Social Work in 1944. Awarded by the School on the basis of academic standing, to graduate students pursuing studies in community development and administration.

Henry Oelberg Memorial Award:

Created in memory of lifelong Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal colleague and friend, Henry Oelberg. Awarded to a graduate student in the School of Social Work based on academic merit. Preference will be given to a student with a focus on community organization.

Jean Crombie Fellowship:

Established in 2010 through the generous bequest of Jean Crombie for outstanding graduate students enrolled in the School of Social Work. Eligibility: Awarded by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office upon recommendation of the School of Social Work. Preference will be given to students with extensive community and/or life experiences who are conducting research in the area of gerontology.

Keefer Fellowship:

Established by George Keefer, and tenable by a student in social work who wishes to pursue graduate studies in social work practice related to the elderly.

Manny Weiner Research Award:

Established by Mr. Manny Weiner. Awarded by the School of Social Work to a graduate student who is concentrating their studies in the field of social policy.

Margaret Griffiths Fellowship:

Established by a bequest from the late Professor Margaret Griffiths, a long-time member of the faculty of the McGill School of Social Work. Awarded annually, on the basis of academic and professional merit, to an incoming MSW student, with a declared interest in services to children.

Margaret Mary Burns Awards:

Established in 1997 by a bequest from Margaret Mary Burns, who received a Diploma from the Montreal School of Social Work in 1944. Awarded on the basis of academic standing by the School of Social Work.

Miriam and E. Michael Berger Fellowship:

Awarded annually by the School to a graduate student of whose area of practice or research is in the field of community organization and/or social policy and who demonstrates academic competence and financial need.

Myer Katz Fellowship:

Established in 1986 by contributions from former students, colleagues and friends, the School of Social Work Alumni Committee, and the McGill Advancement Program, on the occasion of the retirement of Professor Myer Katz from the Directorship of the School. Awarded annually by the School to a student pursuing graduate studies related to clinical social work practice.


Graduation Prizes

Lotte Marcus Sheldon Prize:

Established in 2000 by a bequest from Lotte Marcus Sheldon, a former faculty member of the School of Social Work. Awarded annually to a graduate student in the School of Social Work who is deemed to have generated a particularly innovative research or service project.

Zelda Ruth Harris Award

Established in 2000 by Zelda Ruth Harris,a graduate and former faculty member of the School of Social Work. Awarded annually to either a BSW or MSW student deemed to have made the greatest contribution to the advancement of Self-Help/Mutual Aid principles and practice & volunteerism.

Value: $500

School of Social Work Alumni Prizes:

The Alumni Committee of the School makes three awards each year to graduating MSW students:

  1. Alumni Prize for the Outstanding MSW Thesis
  2. Alumni Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice
  3. Alumni Prize for the Outstanding MSW Independent Study Project

GPSO Fellowships & Funding

The GPSO offers a number of additional funding opportunities to qualified students. To learn more about these opportunities, click here.

 


PhD

Students receiving fellowships from the School of Social Work are expected to apply for external funding. A guide to external funding for PhD students can be seen here: Guide to External Funding.

Entrance Fellowships

Full-time graduate students are eligible for the following entrance fellowships, available specifically for graduate study in social work. All the fellowships are competitive, non-renewable, and based on merit.


ANNE D. FISH FELLOWSHIP IN SOCIAL WORK

Established through a bequest in 2008 in memory of Anne D. Fish, MSW 1959. Awarded annually by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office, upon nomination from the School of Social Work, to a Master's or Doctoral student whose research is related to early childhood and family studies with preference given to studies in adoption and/or foster care services. Estimated

Esther Kerry Award:

Established by the Alumni Committee of the School of Social Work to honour Esther Kerry, a valuable member of the Committee for many years. A fellowship is offered each year to a student who wishes to pursue graduate studies in social work.

Hazeldine Smith Bishop Fellowships:

Established in 1998 by a bequest from Hazeldine Smith Bishop, who received a diploma from the Montreal School of Social Work in 1944. Awarded by the School on the basis of academic standing, to graduate students pursuing studies in community development and administration.

Henry Oelberg Memorial Award:

Created in memory of lifelong Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal colleague and friend, Henry Oelberg. Awarded to a graduate student in the School of Social Work based on academic merit. Preference will be given to a student with a focus on community organization.

Jean Crombie Fellowship:

Established in 2010 through the generous bequest of Jean Crombie for outstanding graduate students enrolled in the School of Social Work. Eligibility: Awarded by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office upon recommendation of the School of Social Work. Preference will be given to students with extensive community and/or life experiences who are conducting research in the area of gerontology.

Keefer Fellowship:

Established by George Keefer, and tenable by a student in social work who wishes to pursue graduate studies in social work practice related to the elderly.

Manny Weiner Research Award:

Established by Mr. Manny Weiner. Awarded by the School of Social Work to a graduate student who is concentrating their studies in the field of social policy.

Margaret Mary Burns Awards:

Established in 1997 by a bequest from Margaret Mary Burns, who received a Diploma from the Montreal School of Social Work in 1944. Awarded on the basis of academic standing by the School of Social Work.

Mark and Mildred Goldenberg Fellowship in Social Work:

Established through a bequest in 2007 in memory of Mildred Heller Goldenberg, B.A. 1941, M.A. 1942, and Mark E. Goldenberg, B.A. 1934, M.S.W. 1967, Awarded by the School of Social Work on the basis of academic merit to a student entering a Doctoral program in social work.

Miriam and E. Michael Berger Fellowship:

Awarded annually by the School to a graduate student of whose area of practice or research is in the field of community organization and/or social policy and who demonstrates academic competence and financial need.

Myer Katz Fellowship:

Established in 1986 by contributions from former students, colleagues and friends, the School of Social Work Alumni Committee, and the McGill Advancement Program, on the occasion of the retirement of Professor Myer Katz from the Directorship of the School. Awarded annually by the School to a student pursuing graduate studies related to clinical social work practice.

Bursaries

OTSTCFQ/La Personelle, Assurances Générales—Bursary:

La Personelle is offering a bursary for PhD students in association with OTSTCFQ. For more information, see Conditions Bourse Lapersonnelle 2014-2015 PhDConditions Bourse Lapersonnelle 2014-2015 PhD

Value: $1,000

Project Awards

Freda L. Paltiel Award for Immigrant and Minority Women's Health and Development:

For students or faculty of the McGill School of Social Work to undertake a research service or demonstration project concerned with the health needs of immigrant and visible minority women and their families. Preference will be given to projects undertaken with the involvement of the intended beneficiaries.

Value: varies.

Application: A call for applications is announced in the middle of the academic year.

Jane Harris-Van Gelder Award:

For students or faculty of the McGill School of Social Work to undertake activities (research, service, demonstration project, seminar) in the area of social work and health including mental health. Preference will be given to submissions concerned with the development and advancement of the volunteer and volunteerism in health and mental health care. Applications must describe the proposed activity in detail, the use to be made of the award monies, and the pertinence of the activity to volunteers and volunteerism in social work and health care. The award winner(s) will be required to submit a report to the Director upon completion of the project and a short précis that may be included in School newsletters and communications.

Value: varies.

Application: A call for applications is announced in the middle of the academic year.

Joan Macfarlane Bailin Research Award:

The Award was established by Joan Macfarlane Bailin, a graduate of the McGill School of Social Work, to recognize and promote academic achievement by students in the School of Social Work. The Award will permit students to undertake activities (action research, projects, service demonstration projects, and seminars) relating to Aging and/or the Aged. Applicants must have completed one full year of study in the McGill School of Social Work. Preference will be given to submissions concerned with self-help, volunteerism and non-traditional and/or innovative work settings.

Value: $1000.

Application: Apply to the Director of the School of Social Work by December 31st. Applications must include the proposed activity in detail, a budget for the use of the funds, and the relevance of the activity to self-help, volunteerism and non-traditional and/or innovative work settings. The money cannot be used for salaries. The award winner will be required to submit a report to the Director of the School of Social Work upon completion of the project, as well as a short précis that may be included in School newsletters and/or other communications.


McGill University Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office (GPSO):

The GPSO offers a number of additional funding opportunities to qualified students. To learn more about these opportunities, click here.

Graduation Prizes

DIRECTOR'S PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING DOCTORAL RESEARCH IN SOCIAL WORK.

Presented by the McGill School of Social Work to the graduating PhD student with the most outstanding research record. Value: $1,000.

GPSO Fellowships & Funding

The GPSO offers a number of additional funding opportunities to qualified students. To learn more about these opportunities, click here.

External Funding

To be considered for future financial support from the School, PhD students are required to apply for external fellowships. The deadlines for most external fellowships are in the Fall. For an introduction to external funding please review the "Guide to External Funding"

Link to Prezi: Guide to External Funding

Please note that the deadlines in the presentation may not be updated.  Students are responsible for knowing the current deadlines.

 

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