Support the School - Scholarships

UAlbany-SUNY School of Social Welfare

Association of Minority Affairs (AMA) Scholarship
Established by AMA, and is awarded to a student in the School’s master's program who participates in AMA meetings and/or AMA-sponsored events and demonstrates superior leadership abilities, academic excellence, and a commitment to community service.

Bill Roth Scholarship Fund
Established to provide support for a student with disabilities enrolled in the School.

Bonnie Carlson Scholarship
Established in honor of Bonnie Carlson’s 27 years of outstanding dedication and service as a scholar, mentor, researcher, professor and a member of our School’s faculty, and is awarded to support a doctoral student’s dissertation research.

Charles and Charlotte Buchanan Endowed Scholarship for a Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar Student
Established for students who have come through the Sponsor-A-Scholar program, and is awarded to an undergraduate UAlbany student.

Dennis Dooley Scholarship
Established in memory of Dennis Dooley, and is awarded to a returning student enrolled in the School’s master’s or doctoral program who demonstrates an interest and commitment to serving the elderly and their families.

Dr. Shirley J. Jones’ International Community Building Fund
Established to promote international education specifically for leadership, effective change, community building, global peace, security, and unity, and is awarded to a student, preferably of Black African descent, enrolled in the School’s master’s or doctoral program.

Elfrieda Textores Endowed Scholarship
Established by William Textores in memory of his wife, a tireless advocate for Albany’s South End community, and is awarded to a student enrolled in the School’s master’s or doctoral program, who demonstrates a commitment to community service and community building for at-risk or underserved populations in the inner city.

Frank J. Filippone ’41 – Hillside House Scholarship
Established by Dr. Filippone’s family to honor his work, and is awarded to graduate students who demonstrate an interest in helping people with developmental disabilities.

Janet D. Perloff Endowment
Established in memory of School of Social Welfare Professor Janet Perloff, and is awarded to a student in the master’s level joint degree program in Social Welfare and Public Health who demonstrates academic excellence, leadership and an interest in a career which combines public health and social welfare.

Kathryn Zox Scholarship
Established by Kathryn Zox ’83 and her mother, Ellen Wasserman, and is awarded to a student, preferably female and a United States citizen, enrolled in the School’s master’s program who demonstrates financial need.

Kenneth (Kent) Price Brown II Fund
Established to memorialize Kent Brown’s personal and professional dedication to the field of Social Welfare, and is awarded to a student enrolled in the School’s master’s or doctoral program who is committed to serving the aging who suffer from HIV/AIDS or other physical disabilities.

Nola R. Hooper Scholarship
Established by Hal Lawson and Katharine Briar-Lawson in memory of Katharine’s grandmother, and is awarded to a student enrolled in the School’s master’s program who demonstrates a commitment to developing innovative school based services to promote the well being of children, youth, and families through effective social work programs in schools.

Ralph and Judith Sidman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by Mrs. Judith Sidman in memory of her husband, a former University at Albany employee, and is awarded to an undergraduate student who has shown a commitment to community service and has completed at least 160 hours of volunteer work through the Community and Public Service Program.

Seth W. Spellman Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Distinguished Service
Established in recognition of the outstanding contributions of the School’s former dean, Professor Spellman (1967-1985), and is awarded to a baccalaureate or master’s program student for exemplary community leadership and service.

Sheila Coleman Scholarship
Established in memory of Sheila Coleman to help returning students enrolled in the School’s master’s program who, like Sheila, strives to maximize their personal potential through their interaction with those they serve, at their place of employment, in their community, and in their family.

School of Social Welfare Student Association (SWSA) Scholarship
Established by SWSA and is awarded to a student in the School’s master's program who participates in SWSA meetings and/or SWSA-sponsored events, and demonstrates superior leadership abilities and a commitment to community service.

William J. Reid Endowment
Established by Distinguished Professor of Social Welfare Dr. William J. Reid, a leader and an internationally recognized scholar in social work practice and research and is awarded to support a doctoral student’s dissertation research.

U.S.-Africa Partnership Summer Study and Services Tour
This award is presented to a master’s UAlbany student who has been accepted for the Summer Study Tour to Africa.  This tour promotes stronger relationships by engaging, educating, empowering, and preparing leaders (students, faculty, and community based practitioners) to function in a global society.
Note:  several awards and scholarships are given, including one in memory of Eileen McCue.

Internships in Aging Project (IAP) Scholarships
Candidates for the following four scholarships must apply for and be accepted in the School’s Internships in Aging Project (IAP). IAP is an academic and field program for students in their second or advanced year of their MSW who are training to work with older adults and their families. For more information, go to www.albany.edu/ssw/iap. You may also contact Linda Mertz at lmertz@albany.edu

Internships in Aging Student Award in Gerontology
Established to support a student in the School’s second year master’s level program, this award goes to a recipient who demonstrates public speaking, interpersonal and community building skills, cultural competence, and leadership potential in the field of gerontology.

Pat Pine Memorial Scholarship for the Internships in Aging Project
Established in memory of Pat Pine, former executive director of the New York State Office for Aging (NYSOFA), to advance the education and career aspirations of a master’s level student enrolled in the School’s Internships in Aging Project for a field placement at NYSOFA.

Susan R. Sherman Endowed Fund for the Internships in Aging Project
Established to advance the education and career aspirations of a master’s level student who will spend his/her second year in a field placement at Albany Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York.

William Randolph Hearst Endowment for the Internships in Aging Project
Established and is awarded to advance the education and career aspirations of a master’s level student enrolled in the School’s Internships in Aging Project.