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Student Opportunities

Graduate Student Assistantships

The School of Social Work offers a number of Assistantships to our graduate students each year. For information on eligibility and the application process, please visit the Graduate School Assistantship Information webpage.


The School of Social Work offers several scholarships for BSW and MSW students:

For further details on these and other scholarships available to Social Work students, please visit the following:

Student Financial Aid: Find a Scholarship  (search 'Social Work')
Student Financial Aid: Apply for a Scholarship


Other Scholarships and Opportunities

E. Desmond Lee Gerontology in Social Work Scholarship

The E. Desmond Lee Gerontological Social Work Fellowship provides a one time stipend of $2,500 for students who are accepted into this program. Requirements include being an MSW student in good standing with a 3.0 GPA, being in the Aging and Social Work Practice Specialization, having demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, community collaboration and leadership in the field of Gerontological Social Work, and being in an aging related specialization level field practicum.

For information about this scholarship, please contact Joe Pickard, or 314-516-7984.

Creating Whole Communities: Opportunities for Students

Creating Whole Communities (CWC), formed in 2014, brings together the University of Missouri–St. Louis (School of Social Work, Des Lee Collaborative Vision, School of Professional and Continuing Studies and the Public Policy Research Center), University of Missouri Extension, and the St. Louis region’s neighborhoods to focus on strengthening our communities.
For more information see The CWC Website and click on the Student Opportunities tab.

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program

Stipends available for some MSW students. For information on this new program, see the BHWET webpage.



Financial Aid

For information and/or assistance.