​​Contact the SASW Department Office (142 Anspach Hall) for additional information and application materials for SASW scholarships. For additional scholarship opportunities, please visit the college's scholarship website.

Paul M. Bishop and Family Endowed Award

Scholarship awarded to a student enrolled in social work courses with preference for out-of-state residents.

  • Junior or senior standing
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Students enrolled in social work courses
  • Preference to out-of-state residents who demonstrate financial need

Deadline: Contact CMU's Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid


Center for Research on Poverty (CROP) Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to the student who writes a master's thesis that enhances the understanding of the causes, consequences and alleviation of human poverty.

  • Graduate student in sociology

Deadline: Ongoing
Award Amount: $1,000 - $1,500


Center for Research on Poverty (CROP)

Provides direct funding of student research with an activist component.

Deadline: Ongoing
Award Amount: Based on need

Karen L. Mohr Chavez Memorial

Supports field or laboratory research for anthropology students.

Deadline: March
Award Amount: Based on need

Friends of Anthropology Fund

Awards provide supplemental financial support to anthropology students enrolled in field school programs. The fund was established in honor of Dr. Mary E. Fleming Mathur, member of the anthropology faculty from 1970-94.

  • Anthropology majors who intend to study anthropology in a graduate program are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants are selected based on academic excellence overall and in anthropology courses.

Deadline: Ongoing
Award Amount: Based on need

Leslie and Leonard Lieberman Social Science Scholarship

Scholarship awarded annually to an anthropology, social work, sociology or family studies major. It was established in memory of Leslie and Leonard Lieberman, former faculty members in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work.

  • Applicants must be of junior or senior standing in the semester following application.
  • Minimum 3.4 GPA
  • Recipients are chosen on the basis of excellence in academic performance and writing skills as demonstrated in an essay describing career goals.

Deadline: March
Award Amount: Varies


Edward E. McKenna Academic Excellence Award

Scholarship awarded annually to sociology majors. It was established in 1998 in memory of Edward E. McKenna, a dedicated teacher, scholar, and unionist.

  • Juniors, seniors or graduate students are eligible to apply.
  • Applicant must demonstrate exemplary achievements in sociological research methods based on a research paper submitted as well as overall achievement in sociology.

Deadline: March
Award Amount: Varies


Bernard N. Meltzer Prize

Awarded every two years to provide a stipend to the student who has written the best master’s thesis in sociology within the prior two years. It was established by friends in honor of Bernard N. Meltzer, former faculty member and chairperson of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work.

  • Sociology graduate students (Plan A) are eligible to apply.

Deadline: NA - Department selects winner every two years
Award Amount: Varies


Nancy Stebbins Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Nancy Stebbins Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 2014 by friends and family of Nancy Stebbins to recognize the impact of her educational experience at Central Michigan University and to provide for those who pursue the goal of helping others.

A renewable award will be distributed once a year to a student enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences who is studying the field of social work.

  • Undergraduate student having earned junior or senior status
  • Studying in the field of social work
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Applicant must demonstrate a financial need by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Ai​d (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. (For additional FAFSA information, please contact the Student Service Court​.)
  • Scholarship may be renewed up to one year as funding permits.

Deadline: October 31
Award Amount: Up to $3,000
Applicaion Form available on the CLASS scholarship website.

Social Work Education Fund

Provides funding for CMU social work students performing professional development activities.

  • Students enrolled in social work courses

Deadline: Ongoing
Award Amount: Based on need