Rintha M. Carter Fellowship

The Rintha Mary Carter Social Work Fellowship for Social Welfare graduate students was established in 1995 through a bequest from the Rintha M. Carter Trust. Rintha M. Carter was a Navy veteran of World War II, and received her BA in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley in 1948. She was a federal civil service worker in California for many years.

2021-22 Rintha M. Carter Fellowship Award

For the 2021-22 academic year, the Rintha Mary Carter Social Work Fellowship will provide a total of $5,000 in financial support, consisting of:

  • A $4,000 credit towards payment of tuition and fees ($2,000 each semester for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022).
  • A $1,000 cash stipend ($500 each semester for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022).

Preference for this award may be given to students who have not received as much funding from the department as other students in the department.

Awards will be announced by June 1, 2021.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for this fellowship, students must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Must be a current MSW student in good academic standing.
  2. Must have an Expected Graduation Term of Spring 2022. Students graduating in Fall 2021, or Summer 2022 or later, are not eligible.
  3. Must demonstrate evidence of current, previous or anticipated experience oriented to public service as a social worker. You will be asked to upload a current résumé/CV to the online fellowship application form.

How to Apply

Complete the online 2021-22 Social Welfare Departmental Graduate Fellowship Application (Google Form)by 5:00 p.m. on the application deadline. No late applications will be accepted or considered.

Application Deadline

Friday, May 14, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Application Requirements

  1. You must be signed into your @berkeley.edu email address to access the online application form.
  2. This fellowship application requires an applicant Statement of Interest and Need:
    Please upload to your online application form a brief statement (no more than three (3) typed, double-spaced pages; Document or PDF file formats only) describing:
    1. your personal and professional interests in and experiences with social work in the public social services;
    2. your anticipated career goals and contributions you hope to make through a career in public-service social work;
    3. experiences that demonstrate a commitment to public-service social work with disadvantaged or marginalized individuals and communities; and,
    4. any unique financial situations and/or hardships that may help us better understand your financial need. Any information provided will be used only for SSW fellowship consideration.
  3. This fellowship application requires a current résumé/CV:
    Please upload a Document or PDF file of your current résumé or Curriculum Vitae to the online application form.