Respecting and celebrating diversity is an inherent part of the mission of the UW-Superior Social Work program, and is a central theme of service when social workers are working in the community. In promoting the dignity, worth and empowerment of the individual client, while working to improve and sustain the social environment, the program seeks to strengthen students’ interest in, respect for, and skills in working effectively with diverse and vulnerable populations. The program also seeks to sensitize and prepare students to help service systems toward constructive change when relating to diverse populations.
This scholarship was made possible by generous anonymous donors who are passionate about social work and social work students.
Scholarship criteria: For a student majoring in Social Work, from a minority/underrepresented community, such as an American Indian enrolled in a tribe or eligible for enrollment, African/Black American, Hispanic, and/or Hmong, with a 2.5 GPA within the Social Work program, and a 2.3 cumulative GPA overall. Student must have completed SO W 340, 341, and 344 and earned a C or higher, and must be enrolled in or have finished SO W 345, 365, and 366, and be scheduled for the social work internship in the next 12 months.