Departmental Fellowships

The Sonsini Social Welfare Fellowship

Provides fellowship support for Social Welfare doctoral students.

Ida Cannon Social Welfare Health Equity Fund

For students committed to studying or promoting equity in the health fields, research support, and related programmatic efforts.

Mullen Family MSW Equity Fund

The Mullen Family Equity Fund supports equity in social welfare services provided to underserved communities.

Elizabeth Shea Holmstrup Fellowship

For Social Welfare graduate students demonstrating financial need.

Mack Graduate Fellowship

For Social Welfare graduate students specializing in nonprofit organization management.

Sasha Ikenberg Fellowship

For MSW students pursing social work careers serving children, youth and families.

Mary O'Day Gerontology Fellowship

For MSW students pursuing careers in aging services.

Irene MacDonald Fellowship

For MSW students pursuing careers serving low-income, vulnerable individuals, particularly the physically or mentally disabled.

Excelencia Fellowship

The Excelencia Fellowship was established in Spring 2022 through a partnership with the UC Berkeley Educational Opportunity Program's Transcending Beyond Berkeley program.

Higher education has long been closed off to undocumented students, in part due to the lack of work authorization and other systemic barriers. The Excelencia Fellowship is part of a broader effort to aid undocumented students in moving up the educational ladder by compensating them for their work in local...

Continuing MSW Student Departmental Fellowship

The Continuing MSW Student Departmental Fellowship provides tuition and fee assistance for second-year MSW students demonstrating financial need.

2022-23 Social Welfare Continuing MSW Student Fellowship Award

For the 2022-23 academic year, the Social Welfare Continuing MSW Student Fellowship will provide a total of $6,000 in financial support, consisting of a $6,000 credit towards payment of tuition and fees ($3,000 each semester for Fall and Spring).

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