More than $115,000 awarded to six students who help underserved populations
Minneapolis—September 16, 2014—Walden University is awarding six Barbara Solomon Scholarships for Social Work to outstanding students who demonstrate a proven commitment to helping the underserved. Named to honor social work pioneer and longtime Walden board member Dr. Barbara Solomon, who dedicated her 50-year career in social work to empowering minority and underserved communities, the scholarships total approximately $118,000, including two full-tuition awards.
“Social workers are important collaborators who tackle most of the challenges people encounter,” said Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean of the School of Social Work and Human Services. “These exemplary students represent agents of change who are making a difference in the well-being of individuals, families and communities. Their advanced degrees in social work will help them continue to address societal problems as scholar-practitioners.”
The scholarships were available for Walden’s online Master of Social Work (MSW) program, which was recently granted candidacy status from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and the Doctor of Social Work (DSW) and PhD in Social Work programs offered through Walden’s School of Social Work and Human Services.
The three doctoral recipients of the Barbara Solomon Scholarships for Social Work are:
The three master’s degree level recipients of the Barbara Solomon Scholarships for Social Work are:
To be considered for the scholarships, applicants were asked to submit an essay that described their past or present service to a community or organization, impact on social change and desire to help underserved populations. The essays were also to focus on how a social worker can help address a potential problem or issue as well as how professionals inside and outside of social work can work collaboratively.
These scholarships are part of Walden’s commitment to making education more accessible and affordable for those who want to learn online. Walden is offering millions of dollars in grants, scholarships and tuition assistance in 2014 to help support its students. To learn more about Walden’s tuition savings opportunities, visit www.WaldenU.edu/savings or call an enrollment specialist at 1-855-203-7874.
About Walden University
For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 50,000 students from all 50 states and more than 150 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 75 campus-based and online universities in 29 countries.
Walden offers more than 80 degree programs with more than 370 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, social work, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.hlcommission.org.