Scholarships & Stipends
The Ima Hogg Scholarships, established in 1956, are one of the ways that the foundation works to create positive impact on mental health services in Texas. The scholarship program was created at the request of founder Miss Ima Hogg to address the need for more trained social workers to provide quality mental health services in Texas. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement and their commitment to providing mental health services after graduation.
Dorothy Jean and Walter Richter Scholarship
The Dorothy Jean and Walter Richter Scholarship honors Dorothy Jean and Walter Richter and their steadfast dedication to promoting the common good in our society through distinguished life-long public service.
Terri O'Gara Murdock Scholarship
The Terri O’Gara Murdock Scholarship honors the memory of Terri O’Gara Murdock, who was a 1998 MSW graduate of Texas State. The scholarship acknowledges Ms. Murdock’s commitment to the mission of the School and her contribution to the social work profession.
The Henton-Pacheco Scholarship recognizes the long-term service of Mr. David-Luke Henton & Ms. Terry H. Pacheco to the School. Mr. Henton was a Clinical Assistant Professor & Field Program Administrator. Ms. Pacheco was the School's first Administrative Assistant.
The Karen Brown Scholarship
The Karen Brown Scholarship was established by friends and colleagues of Dr. J. Karen Brown in recognition of her distinguished contributions to the Texas State School of Social Work. The scholarship acknowledges Dr. Brown’s commitment to social work practice with vulnerable children and families.
Financial Aid Information:
Students who are interested in financial aid should contact the Financial Aid Office at 512-245-2315 to discuss financial needs and options. The School hires work study students, positions which are open to all students, including Social Work students.
The School has two types of stipends currently available, including Title IV-E stipends for child welfare services. The Title IV-E stipends are available for the final field semester. These stipends, which are open to either BSW or MSW students, are competitive and require specific course prerequisites. Recipients receive a generous stipend in exchange for a contractual agreement to work in public child welfare after graduation. Title IV-E stipends are also available to current CPS employees in qualified positions who are interested in completing the MSW program while they continue to work at CPS. Those who are interested in the Title IV-E stipends should contact Martha Wildberger.
Also available are stipends provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Project for MSW students interested in working in schools, hospital/clinics, or homeless serving agencies. These stipends are meant to support MSW students during their final field semester. These stipends are also competitive and require specific standing in the program as well as completion of specific training modules. The BHWET stipends do not include a post-graduation contractual work agreement. Those who are interested in the HRSA BHWET stipends should contact Dr. Amy Benton.