Saint Louis University

In addition to the College for Public Health and Social Justice's many scholarship and degree-based funding, there are federal programs available to students, including:

Loan Forgiveness Programs


Local & National

Company Name

Award Amount

Telephone

Eligibility

AmeriCorps

Up to $4,725

1-800-942-2677

Provides full-time educational awards in return for work in community service. A student may work before, during, or after their postsecondary education.

Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis

$4800-5200

(314) 725-7990

Students must be a permanent resident of St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Franklin County, Jefferson County or St. Charles County in Missouri for at least 2 years prior to date of application. Student must have no history of loan default or bankruptcy. Requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in high school or in college coursework.

Repayment is over a five-year period (60 payments). $40,000 lifetime maximum borrower's cap. Applications are available twice per year (Jan. 1 to April 15 and Aug. 1 to Nov. 15). April 15 is the deadline to be considered for an annual loan award.

Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis - EMERGENCY

$3,100 average

(314) 725-7990

Students must be a permanent resident of St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Franklin County, Jefferson County or St. Charles County in Missouri for at least 2 years prior to date of application. Student must have no history of loan default or bankruptcy. Requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in high school or in college coursework.

There is no application deadline for this emergency, interest free loan.


Specialized Social Work

Program

Award Amount

Telephone

Eligibility

American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Practice

$2,000

(800) 694-5285

ABE offers several $1000 cash awards to second-year master's students who can demonstrate excellence in preparation for clinical social work practice. Competitors submit papers based on clinical work done in a field placement or practicum.

CSWE Carl A. Scott Book Scholarships

$500

(703)683-8080 ext. 2050

Two Carl A. Scott Book Scholarships in the amount of $500 each are available. The awards will be made to students from ethnic groups of color (African American, American Indian, Asian American, Mexican American, and Puerto Rican) who are in their last year of study for a social work degree in a baccalaureate or master's degree program accredited by CSWE.

NASW Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW

Ranging from $1,000 - $2,000

(202) 408-8600 EXT. 298

The Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship is awarded to master's degree candidates in social work who have demonstrated a commitment to working with, or who have a special affinity with American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations, or in public and voluntary nonprofit agency settings. GPA 3.0 or above.

NASW Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW

up to $2000

(202) 408-8600 EXT. 298

The Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a masters degree candidate in social work who demonstrates an interest in, or has experience with, health/mental health practice and has a commitment to working in the African American community.  Scholarship recipients now work in hospitals, medical clinics, and social services agencies that provide treatment and specialized services to African American patients. GPA 3.0 or above.


Funding Search Engines on the Internet

Some of the scholarships listed in these databases charge application fees. We do not recommend applying to any scholarship that charges an application fee.

Fastweb.com

There are several free scholarship databases available online. With more than $3 billion in scholarships, the FastWeb scholarship search is the largest, most accurate and most frequently updated scholarship database. If you supply an email address, they will notify you when new awards that match your profile are added to the database. You can even submit an electronic application to some of the scholarships listed in the FastWeb scholarship database, saving you time and money. FastWeb also includes a college search and numerous other student resources.

College Board's FUND FINDER

The College Board's FUND FINDER scholarship database lists scholarships and other types of financial aid programs from 3,300 national, state, public and private sources. The database is updated annually.

Princeton Review

Princeton Review offers a free scholarship search to encourage students to visit their web site. Their scholarship database includes information from several thousand sponsors.

Peterson's Award Database

The Peterson's scholarship search lists awards from about 2,000 sponsors. This is the same database used to update Peterson's Scholarships, Grants and Prizes book.


Loan Forgiveness Programs

Name

Description

Perkins Loan Forgiveness Program

Program for social workers working in public or private nonprofit child or family service agencies providing services to high risk children and families from low-income communities or social workers providing early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities in public or private nonprofit agencies under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). Also available for teachers, nurses, law enforcement professionals.

Recipients of Federal Perkins Loan funds received after July 22, 1992 can qualify for postponement/cancellation of up to 100% of the loan. The cancellation takes place over 5 years. For each year of service completed, the student is entitled to cancellation of the loan at the following rates: Years 1 and 2 the loan is forgiven at 15% each year, Year 3 and 4 forgiven at 20% each year, and Year 5 of employment the loan is forgiven at 30%.

National Health Service Corp - Federal Program

Fully trained health professionals, including clinical social workers, who are dedicated to working with the underserved and have qualifying educational loans are eligible to compete for repayment of those loans if they choose to serve in a community of greatest need. In addition to loan repayment, these clinicians receive a competitive salary, some tax relief benefits, and a chance to have a significant impact on a community.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Loan Forgiveness for Researchers

Program is for social workers and other professionals who are pursuing research careers in the areas of clinical, pediatric, contraception and infertility, or health disparities. Participants must possess a doctoral-level degree, devote 50% or more of their time to research funded by a non-profit organization or government entity (federal, state, or local), and have educational loan debt equal to or exceeding 20% of their institutional base salary.

US Department of Education

The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

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