Sasha Ikenberg Fellowship

The Sasha Ikenberg Fellowship was established by Daniel Ikenberg in honor of his daughter Sasha. Sasha Ikenberg attended UC Berkeley, where she graduated with honors with a BS in psychology in 1994, and received her MSW degree in 2000. She was employed as a Clinical Social Worker by Seneca Center in San Leandro.

The Ikenberg Fellowship support MSW students pursuing social work careers with children, youth and families in need. Preference may be given to those who have not received as much funding from the department as other students in the department.

For the 2022-23 academic year, the Ikenberg 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 and Spring).
  • A $1,000 cash stipend ($500 each semester for Fall and Spring).

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 2023. Students graduating in Fall 2022, or Summer 2023 or later, are not eligible.
  3. Must demonstrate evidence of current, previous or anticipated experience pursuing a social work career with children, youth and families in need. You will be asked to upload a current résumé/CV to the online fellowship application form.

How to Apply

Complete the online 2022-23 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 13, 2022 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:
  3. your personal and professional interests, experiences, and anticipated career goals that evidence your preparation for a career serving children, youth and families in need.
    1. 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.
  4. 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.

Awards will be announced by June 1, 2022.