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Catholic Charities North Dakota Scholarship - Awarded annually to three juniors from across the state who are majoring in social work. The requirements for the receipt of this scholarship include: (1) must be currently in their junior year and anticipate completing the social work program the following year, (2) intend to practice social work in North Dakota, (3) have been a resident of North Dakota for four or more years, (4) knowledgeable about and compatible with the basic tenets of the Catholic Church (you need not be Catholic). Application deadline April 1.

Jim Wahlberg Memorial Scholarship - Established in memory of longtime faculty member and social work chair, James Wahlberg. Awarded to a student who has been admitted to the social work program and has a minimum 3.0 GPA in completed core social work classes. Application and Letters are due by 4:00 pm January 30.

North Dakota Conference of Social Welfare, Inc. Scholarship - Awarded annually to up to one (1) graduate and ten (10) undergraduate students, for up to a $500 scholarship. Selection is based on the student's interest in: 1) social welfare reform; 2) advocating for the underprivileged; and 3) being a leader in social welfare issues. Deadline for submission for this scholarship is May 31, 2013

Paul Morrison Scholarship - Awarded to a junior or senior who is majoring in economics, history, social science, or sociology and has a minimum 3.0 GPA. Apply by submitting MSU General Application. Application due by February 15.

Phi Alpha Honor Society, the National Honor Society for Undergraduate Social Work, has a local chapter at Minot State University through the Social Work Program.  Students are eligible to join if they meet the following membership criteria...have declared social work as major; have been accepted into the social work program; have completed the first four courses in social work curriculum; at least two must be through Minot State University; have achieved an overall grade point average of 3.0 out of possible 4.0; and, have achieved a 3.25 grade point average in social work courses. Phi Alpha was established in 1962.  The purposes of the Honor Society, are to “provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals.”  Further, Phi Alpha “fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.”  At present, there are 62 chapters of the Honor Society in schools around the country.

St. Joseph's Community Health Foundation Scholarship - In honor of the Sisters of St. Francis. The Community Foundation of St. Joseph’s was established in the memory of those who have lost loved ones, turning grief into tribute to help students achieve their goals of becoming a professional.  The St. Joseph’s Scholarships assists low-income students, encourages children of employees to pursue their dreams, and to aid in the training of medical professionals, teachers, and engineers. Minot State University will award one Social Work student a $2,000.00 dollar scholarship to be awarded in the fall. (Application due April 15th to the MSU Social Work Department.)

SSWO Scholarship For Single Parents - This is a $500.00 scholarship to be awarded in the fall of 2009 to the recepient. The deadline for applying is September 1. The scholarship will be awarded on September 30. You must be a single parent, custodial or non-custodial, who has declared Social Work as your major at Minot State University. This is for full or part time students and there is no minimum academic GPA required.