Full-time undergraduate students are eligible for the following awards.
✪ Applications are not required unless otherwise specified.
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. program, who demonstrates academic excellence. Awarded by the Faculty of Arts Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the School of Social Work.
Estimated value: $2,500
Barbara Cowan Prize in Social Work
Established in 2014 by Barbara Cowan, BA 1947, BSW 1948, MSW 1951, for three outstanding undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in Social Work. Awarded by the Faculty of Arts upon recommendation of the School of Social Work on the basis of academic merit.
Bursaries (for those in financial need)
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.
In-Course Scholarships and Awards
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.
Estimated value: $2,500 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.
A call for project proposals is distributed in the middle of the academic year. Applications are assessed by the School’s Fellowships Committee, and awards are announced in January. Upon completion of the project winners will submit a report outlining the project undertaken and its results.
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.
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.
Joan Macfarlane Bailin Research Award
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. This 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. The money cannot be used for salaries.
Tryna Rotholz 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.
Gladys Fulford Prize
Established in 2000 by a 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.
McGill Alumnae Society Prize
Presented upon graduation to a distinguished student for excellence and high academic standing. Preference given to women students.
Sadie Aronoff Award (BSW or MSW)
Awarded annually to a graduating BSW or MSW student on the basis of demonstrated qualities of leadership.
Zelda Ruth Harris Award (BSW or MSW)
Established in 2000 by Zelda Ruth Harris,a graduate and former faculty member of the School of Social Work. Awarded annually to a graduating BSW or MSW student deemed to have made the greatest contribution to the advancement of self-help/mutual aid principles and practice & volunteerism.
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.