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    Top 16 Social Services Scholarships in May 2024

    Written by Will Geiger

    Will Geiger is the co-founder of Scholarships360 and has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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    Edited by Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman

    Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman is a content editor and writer at Scholarships360. He has managed communications and written content for a diverse array of organizations, including a farmer’s market, a concert venue, a student farm, an environmental NGO, and a PR agency. Gabriel graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in sociology.

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    Updated: May 1st, 2024

    Social services is a major that prepares students to work with individuals, families, and communities to address social issues and improve quality of life. As a social services student, you’ll learn about human development, psychology, and social policy, and develop skills in counseling, advocacy, and community outreach.

    To help you pay for your social services education, you should check out social services scholarships. Below, we’ve profiled some of the top social service scholarships available to students. Best of luck with your applications!

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    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    DCCI Scholarship for Canadian Students with Disabilities

    Offered by Disability Credit Canada Inc

    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Disability Credit Canada Inc

    This DCCI Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for Canadian high school seniors with disabilities who are pursuing post-secondary education in health care, criminal justice, or…Show More

    This DCCI Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for Canadian high school seniors with disabilities who are pursuing post-secondary education in health care, criminal justice, or…Show More

    This DCCI Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for Canadian high school seniors with disabilities who are pursuing post-secondary education in health care, criminal justice, or community & social services. To apply, submit an original essay of 500-700 words on how your disability has shaped your decision to study your chosen program. Don't forget to include proof of your high school graduation, acceptance to an accredited institution, and Canadian citizenship or permanent residency. This scholarship is a chance to pursue your dreams and make a difference in your community. One winner will be chosen to receive $1,000 toward the costs of their post-secondary education in Canada. Keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
    Apply

    Council on Social Work Education Minority Fellowship Program

    Offered by Council on Social Work Education

    200 awards worth Varies
    Deadline Varies
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Council on Social Work Education

    The Council on Social Work Education Minority Fellowship Program fellowships are open to people pursuing graduate degrees in various fields of behavioral health. The Program's…Show More

    The Council on Social Work Education Minority Fellowship Program fellowships are open to people pursuing graduate degrees in various fields of behavioral health. The Program's…Show More

    The Council on Social Work Education Minority Fellowship Program fellowships are open to people pursuing graduate degrees in various fields of behavioral health. The Program's opportunities support the mission of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to reduce the effects of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities by increasing the number of individuals who are trained to work with underrepresented and underserved persons with or at risk for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. Each year, around 200 MFP fellows are selected to receive educational scholarships and training each year to further this cause. Bear in mind that the deadlines for the Master's and Doctoral programs are different. If you are passionate about battling the substance abuse and mental illness epidemic, we encourage you to apply. Keep on reading to learn more.  Show Less

    200 awards worth Varies
    Deadline Varies
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Senior Planning Social Work & Eldercare Award

    Offered by Senior Planning

    Multiple awards worth $900
    Deadline Biannual
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Senior Planning

    Are you a high school senior or college student passionate about a career in senior care? If so, consider applying for the Senior Planning Social…Show More

    Are you a high school senior or college student passionate about a career in senior care? If so, consider applying for the Senior Planning Social…Show More

    Are you a high school senior or college student passionate about a career in senior care? If so, consider applying for the Senior Planning Social Work & Eldercare Award! The scholarship is open to prospective and current undergraduate students working towards a career in medical social work for the senior population. An Arizona-based organization called Senior Planning offers this scholarship opportunity. Senior Planning helps find reliable, trustworthy caregivers at no charge for seniors in need in the Phoenix area. They established this scholarship to support the next generation of social workers in carrying out their mission of helping America's seniors. Between one and five recipients are chosen to receive around $900, twice a year. Fall semester applications are due July 31st and Spring semester applications are due December 15th, respectively. If you are passionate about senior care and looking for some help to fund your education, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $900
    Deadline Biannual
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    AMS Doctoral Completion Award

    Offered by Associated Medical Services Inc.

    Multiple awards worth up to $25,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Associated Medical Services Inc.

    The AMS Doctoral Completion Award is a fantastic opportunity for a humanities or social sciences doctoral student to receive support for their dissertation writing. This…Show More

    The AMS Doctoral Completion Award is a fantastic opportunity for a humanities or social sciences doctoral student to receive support for their dissertation writing. This…Show More

    The AMS Doctoral Completion Award is a fantastic opportunity for a humanities or social sciences doctoral student to receive support for their dissertation writing. This award is specifically geared towards those writing on a history of medicine/healthcare topic. Administered by the Ontario SPOR Support Unit, the application process requires three (3) letters of support and supporting documents. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $25,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship

    Offered by NASW Foundation

    Multiple awards worth up to $4,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by NASW Foundation

    Are you a NASW (National Association of Social Workers) member who has been accepted to an MSW (Master's of Social Work) program? Further, are you…Show More

    Are you a NASW (National Association of Social Workers) member who has been accepted to an MSW (Master's of Social Work) program? Further, are you…Show More

    Are you a NASW (National Association of Social Workers) member who has been accepted to an MSW (Master's of Social Work) program? Further, are you committed to working with, or have a special affinity with, American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations? If so, the Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $4,000 to up to ten (10) NASW members who have applied or been accepted to MSW programs and want to work with Hispanic and Native American communities. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading for more application details.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $4,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Ethan To Scholarship

    Offered by Bold.org

    2 awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Bold.org

    The Ethan To Scholarship is a tribute to the memory of Ethan To, aiming to raise awareness about mental health struggles and offer assistance to…Show More

    The Ethan To Scholarship is a tribute to the memory of Ethan To, aiming to raise awareness about mental health struggles and offer assistance to…Show More

    The Ethan To Scholarship is a tribute to the memory of Ethan To, aiming to raise awareness about mental health struggles and offer assistance to students in their pursuit of academic goals. Mental health challenges can be overwhelming, hindering individuals from achieving their aspirations. The burden of struggling with one's mental health can make pursuing higher education seem insurmountable. To unlock the full potential of students, it is vital to provide the necessary support and encouragement for those facing these difficulties. Thus, this scholarship is open to low-income undergraduates with a minimum GPA of 3.5 or graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.2, specializing in psychology and/or counseling. First-generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, detail your career path choice, goals, and personal experiences with mental health. Together, we can all empower students to overcome their challenges and create a brighter future.Show Less

    2 awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program

    Offered by JVS Chicago

    Multiple awards worth up to $4,000
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students

    Offered by JVS Chicago

    The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program offers scholarship funds to help Jewish college and graduate students offset some of their financial burden.…Show More

    The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program offers scholarship funds to help Jewish college and graduate students offset some of their financial burden.…Show More

    The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program offers scholarship funds to help Jewish college and graduate students offset some of their financial burden. To be eligible, applicants must be Jewish, been born and raised in the Chicago metropolitan area*, including Lake County, Indiana or had one continuous year of full-time employment in the Chicago metro area prior to enrollment, intend to return to the Chicago metropolitan area after completing school, and are entering their last two years of an undergraduate program or entering an accredited graduate program in the upcoming academic year. Eligible fields are listed below under "Eligibility Overview." Selected recipients will earn awards worth up to $4,000 each, which are potentially renewable. If you're an incoming Jewish college upperclassmen or graduate student from the Chicago Metropolitan Area or Lake County, Indiana, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $4,000
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Angel Scholarship for Social Work, Peace, and Justice Studies

    Offered by Catholic Community Foundation

    1 award worth $5,000
    Expected deadline January 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Catholic Community Foundation

    The Angel Scholarship for Social Work, Peace, and Justice Studies is an incredible opportunity for Catholic high school seniors in Phoenix seeking an undergraduate degree…Show More

    The Angel Scholarship for Social Work, Peace, and Justice Studies is an incredible opportunity for Catholic high school seniors in Phoenix seeking an undergraduate degree…Show More

    The Angel Scholarship for Social Work, Peace, and Justice Studies is an incredible opportunity for Catholic high school seniors in Phoenix seeking an undergraduate degree in social work, social justice, peace/justice studies, sociology, public administration, or public health. This $5,000 award is open to full-time seniors attending a Catholic high school within the Diocese of Phoenix. Applicants must be registered practicing Catholics, and must plan to enroll at a 4-year college or university in Arizona. If interested, visit the scholarship website to apply. Don't miss out on this amazing chance to kickstart your journey towards a brighter future!Show Less

    1 award worth $5,000
    Expected deadline January 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
    Apply

    $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

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