The Master Social Work (MSW) Program will operate remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To contact faculty members via email or to schedule a virtual meeting, please view their respective profiles. For general inquiries, please email, Ms. Isabelle Hubert, MSW, Manager of Professional MSW Scholar Services at Thank you for your patience as we transform how we work to best serve our scholars.

Fellowships, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

York College of The City University of New York awards a variety of scholarships and certificates annually to MSW scholars who demonstrate academic excellence and achievement.


Information concerning these awards may be obtained online at the Scholarship Center

MSW Scholarships identified include:

  • MSW Excellence Fund (Scholarship applications are in development): The Master’s of Social Work program fund was established as part of the MSW Program launch to supplement funds for the graduate program expenses and its related activities, as well as scholarships to support scholars enrolled in the MSW program.                         
  • Phi Alpha Honor Society of Social Work                                                

  • The National Association of Black Social Workers (Multiple Awards)
  • The National Association of Social Workers (NASW): “The Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarship” Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarships are awarded to master's degree candidates in social work who have demonstrated a commitment to working with, or who have a special affinity with, American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations. Candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to working with public or voluntary nonprofit agencies or with local grassroots groups in the United States are also eligible.
  • The National Association of Social Workers (NASW): “The Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship” The Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarships are awarded to master’s degree candidates in social work who demonstrate an interest in or have experience with health/mental health practice and have a commitment to working in African American communities. The scholarship is a memorial to social worker Verne LaMarr Lyons, who committed his life to increasing awareness of pernicious health concerns affecting African Americans such as insufficient prenatal care, infant mortality, AIDS, cirrhosis, and general life expectancy.
  • The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) New York PACE Endorsement
  • The New York Community Trust Robert and Ellen Popper Scholarship Fund. The NASW Foundation is pleased to continue SOCIAL WORK HEALS, a collaborative endeavor of the National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The objective of this grant is to strengthen the delivery of healthcare services in the United States by advancing the education and training of healthcare social workers at the BSW, MSW, PhD / DSW, and post-doctoral levels to ensure health care practice excellence.
  • The Paul & Daisy Soros Graduate School Fellowships for New Americans
  • The Roothbert Fund for Graduate Study
  • The Transgender Scholarship and Education Legacy Fund (TSELF)
    Transgender Scholarship and Education Legacy Fund (TSELF) is for students who have identified themselves as transgender and are pursuing careers in religion, social services, healthcare, law, or teaching are eligible for these scholarships which are sponsored by the International Foundation for Gender Education.

Petrie Fund 

  • The Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund was created to provide quick response grants to students in good academic standing who are going through short-term financial emergencies to remain in school.  Students who demonstrate need and are facing a current emergency may apply for the grant.

CUNY Counseling Assistant Program (CUNYCAP)

  • CUNYCAP students, through a work schedule of approximately 20 hours per week, have made significant contributions within the areas of admissions, financial aid, career development, counseling, academic advisement, health services, and student activities at all CUNY senior and community colleges. In addition to providing assistance to college and high school students, CUNYCAP participants gain impressive experience, receive a NY State minimum wage hourly salary, and are eligible for a tuition waiver of up to six (6) CUNY graduate credits for each of the fall and spring semesters (excluding summers) at the New York State resident rate.

Federal Work Study Program

One York Emergency Relief Fund