Scholarships

The School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) is proud to offer limited scholarships to prospective Master’s and DSW students. SP2 scholarships and fellowships are awarded by the SP2 Financial Aid office; they are not awards for which a student must apply.

Scholarship Consideration

In order to be considered for scholarships, students must complete the financial aid supplement section of the online application for admission. If a student indicates on their application for admission that they will be requesting financial aid, their application will not be considered complete until this section is also fully completed. No separate scholarship application is required.

Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarships are available to domestic and international students. Full-time and part-time applicants are eligible for scholarship consideration. Scholarships are awarded based on the faculty’s recommendation.

Applying for financial aid will in no way affect a student’s eligibility for admission.

Scholarship Notification

Notification of scholarships received is provided in applicants’ admissions decision letters. Students are permitted to appeal their scholarship decisions. Questions should be directed to:

Office of Financial Aid
215.898.5535
finaid@sp2.upenn.edu

Private Scholarships

Access to financial resources can greatly impact the decision making process of which graduate school to attend for many prospective students. If you are interested in securing aid outside of what SP2 can offer, you may want to look into private scholarship opportunities. When searching for private scholarships, you should consider checking with local civic groups, employers, or visit these websites:

The information provided on this page is not relevant for PhD in Social Welfare applicants. PhD in Social Welfare applicants can view relevant information on this Tuition & Finances page.

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