Rollin Williams/Y.C. Wu Scholarship

The School of Social Work Ph.D. Program offers the Rollin Williams/Y.C. Wu Scholarship each year. The scholarship is intended to provide support to an incoming doctoral student who demonstrates the potential to make significant contributions to social work scholarship, education, and practice. All incoming doctoral students are eligible for the scholarship regardless of other financial supports.

One award of $10,000 per year for two years based on enrollment and good academic standing (for a total award of up to $20,000) will be made to a student entering the Ph.D. program in the 2021-22 academic year. Students may receive this award once during their tenure in the Ph.D. program and are encouraged to use the award as a general stipend. The Ph.D. Program Director, in consultation with the Doctoral Committee, will select the scholarship recipient.

The award is based on merit and is awarded after review of the following materials submitted by applicants (as part of the regular application process):

  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic transcripts
  • A personal statement
  • A writing sample
  • Professional references

Questions about the award should be directed to Scott Harding, Ph.D. Program Co-Director: 959-200-3628;