The Joan Ellis Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 with a gift from the trust of Joan Ellis, an alumna of the MSW program. Joan Ellis received her MSW in 1951, specializing in medical social work. She served as a psychiatric social worker for many years in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Fresno.
The Ellis Scholarship provides financial support to Social Welfare graduate students with demonstrated financial need for expenses (transportation costs, etc.) related to attending field practicum placements required for the MSW degree.