Director's Scholarship and Graduate Assistantship


Director's Scholarship awards up to $5,000 for the academic year. Award recipients will receive one award that will be distributed over the entire academic year. For example, a $2,000 award will be distributed as follows: $1,000 in the fall semester and $1,000 in the spring semester. In order to keep the scholarship for the following semester, recipients must maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA. If the student falls below the cumulative 3.5 GPA, the award will be rescinded. 

Graduate Assistantship. Recipients will be required to work 7 or 14 hours with a faculty member and/or an administrator. Tuition remission for 1 to 2 classes per semester will be offered for compensation. For example, a student working 7 hours per week will receive tuition remission for one course in the fall semester and one course in the spring semester.

Davlin Family Scholarship in Aging


The Davlin Family Scholarship in Aging, endowed by a generous gift from Irene Frye in the name of the Davlin Family to honor Sr. Mary Clemente Davlin, O.P. who has helped the Dominican community pursue truth, give service, and create justice in sustained, visible, and transformational ways. Sr. Clemente’s role as professor at Dominican University is well recognized. However, it is her role as mentor and spiritual guide to the Dominican University family of students, staff and faculty that has inspired countless generations. Sr. Clemente’s life is representative of the contribution individuals can make throughout their lives.

The Horizons Project (HRSA Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students)

Applications for 2019-20 are closed

The Horizons Project: Recruiting, Retaining and Training Social Workers for Primary Care,” will focus on increasing the number of individuals with master’s degrees in social work employed in primary care settings in medically underserved communities in Chicago’s Austin, North and South Lawndale, Pilsen, and East and West Garfield Park neighborhoods as well as in Lake County, Illinois. The grant will provide scholarships up to $30,000 per academic year for 28 students in Dominican's MSW program.

Behavioral Health Training Interprofessional Project (BHTIP) Stipend

The BHTIP Stipend focuses on increasing the number of social work students trained to work in an integrated health setting. The recipients will complete an internship during their concentration year in an integrative health setting with an emphasis on interdisciplinary care. The stipends will be distributed monthly starting in September and total $10,000 for the academic year.

For more information, please contact Sheila Yousuf-Abramson, Assistant Director of Field Placement.

Scholarship in Gerontology

Accepting applications until February 15, 2019: Apply now

The number of older adults is increasing with the number of baby boomers reaching 65 years of age daily. This scholarship supports students who are developing their training in working with older adults and their families. Students who are completing their internships with older adults and their families are available to apply. This scholarship is available for students completing their first or second year internship. Scholarships range from $2,000-$5,000 and are for Spring semester.

Kott Gerontology Institute Scholars Program (External funding from the Kott Memorial Charitable Trust)

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The Kott Gerontology Program scholarships provide $10,000 for a standard academic year, paid directly to interns’ universities for deposit into their personal student accounts. Three equal payments are disbursed during the fall, winter and spring. Interns are required to be registered as full-time students during their internships to maintain their scholarships. Partial and part-year scholarships are not offered, and internships are offered in the summer only under specific conditions relating to professional training schedules. The funds are for use as directed by individual Kott Gerontology Scholars to defray their academic expenses, including tuition, loan repayment and other expenses, and not for deposit into general university scholarship funds.