Scholarships - Department of Social Work | Briar Cliff University

Social Work Scholarships

The Department of Social Work offers several scholarships to social work majors. The links below will provide the application form and information about submitting the application. Scholarship decisions are made each spring for the upcoming academic year.

Sister Sharon Sullivan Scholarship

This award is available to a woman who will be full-time sophomore or junior majoring in social work, theology, or education. The opportunity emphasizes peace, social justice, community or union organization. Download Application (PDF) »

Sylvia Kuennen Scholarship

This award is available to a full-time social work major who has an interest in social services and policy development that promote social work goals. Download Application (PDF) »

United Airlines (Flight 232) Scholarship 

After a tragic airline accident in Sioux City in 1989 the community responded to the emergency in a unified and helpful way. As a result, United Airlines established the United Airlines Scholarship for a full-time student whose permanent residence is within a 50 mile radius of the Sioux City metropolitan area. Recipients must be pursuing an education which will qualify them for a career in emergency rescue, nursing, medical care, counseling, social work, religious service, or law enforcement. Students demonstrating financial need will receive first consideration. However, lack of financial need shall not disqualify an applicant from receiving this scholarship. Download Application (PDF) »

Waitt Family Social Work Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time sophomore or junior social work major with financial need.  Download Application (PDF) »

For more information, contact the Department of Social Work.

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