About the Macdonald Fellowship
The Irene Macdonald Fellowship was established in 2010 by the family of Irene Macdonald. The Macdonald Fellowship provides financial support to MSW students who plan on pursuing careers serving low-income, vulnerable individuals, particularly the physically or mentally disabled. The annual award amount is currently $2,000.
Irene Macdonald was a native of San Francisco and an alumna of the MSW program at Berkeley. She was a longtime social worker, field instructor for the School of Social Welfare, and advocate for people with disabilities.