Financial Aid

Two documents are required as part of the MSW application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Financial Aid Profile (for international students) and our GSSW Financial Aid Form. Any application not including these two documents will be considered incomplete. The School of Social Work offers tuition remission, graduate stipends, and departmental scholarships to its graduate students. Awards are made based on both need and merit. Students do not need to apply to specific scholarships. Scholarship matching will be done by the Associate Dean. Students in the standard MSW program may apply for additional aid for the second year of the program by completing the returning student financial aid application.

To discuss the application or available aid please contact Dr. Crystal Diaz-Espinoza.

For more information regarding Tuition and Fees click here.

To discuss options of Direct Loans, Texas Tuition Equalization Grant, Federal Work-Study Program, and Private Alternative Loans Programs, contact the Student Financial Aid Office:

Website: www.baylor.edu/sfs
Email: Financial_Aid@baylor.edu
Phone: (254) 710-2611 or toll free within the U.S. at 1-800-710-BAYLOR-U, option 8-2
Mail: One Bear Place #97028
Waco, TX 76798-7028

Departmental Scholarships

The Louise T. Brandon Stipends

The Louise T. Brandon Endowment Fund was established to further the good work of students who will pursue a vocation in social work. Preference is given to current staff of Buckner Baptist Benevolences, although scholarships/stipends may also be awarded to others who express a commitment to professional practice in faith-based organizations. Funds will be allocated as scholarships and/or work stipends in the school.

Robert Lee and Martha Dee Guthrie Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply for the Robert Lee and Martha Dee Guthrie Memorial Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to students who are interested in gerontology and have financial need.

The Joe M. and Marguerite Long Scholarship

Dr. Joe M. Long served continuously as field instructor in the baccalaureate social work program from its beginning in 1969, as well as in the MSW program through 2005. Dr. and Mrs. Long designated family and children services, mental and physical health care, and gerontological social work as the areas to be supported by this scholarship, because these are the areas in which he has served. Preference is given to gerontology students.

Woman's Missionary Union Dellanna O'Brien Endowment

The Woman’s Missionary Union provides stipends and scholarships for women preparing for professional social work in missions and ministry settings. Preference is given to women with a history of active service in Baptist congregational life and/or Baptist missions and ministries.

Board of Advocates Scholarship

The Board of Advocates is a group of women and men committed to the support and development of the Baylor School of Social Work. To demonstrate their personal commitment to the school, they established this endowed scholarship fund.

Cara Mitchell Olsen Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a graduate student who is interested in gerontology and has a relationship with Truett Seminary. Funds awarded on merit and need basis.

J. I. and Bruce Roberts Scholarship

This scholarship is given on a merit and need basis to a student who has an interest in gerontology.

BW/Vera Orrick Scholarship

Funds awarded to graduates students who are interested in gerontology and who are either ministers or planning to enter a church related vocation and who are deserving and needy.

Wraymond and Thelma Sims Gerontology Scholarship

This scholarship is given on a merit and need basis to a student who has an interest in gerontology.

FLM Foundation Endowed Scholarship

The first preference will go to undergraduate or graduate students from Haiti. If no students from Haiti qualify, funds are to be awarded to a student pursuing a Master of Social Work degree.

Cora Anne Davis Scholarship

The first preference will go to undergraduate or graduate students from Haiti. If no students from Haiti qualify, funds are to be awarded to a student pursuing a Master of Social Work degree.

Angel Foundation Scholarship

Funds can be awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student who is studying social work. Preference is given to international students in the MTS/MSW program, followed by graduate social work students and finally undergraduate students majoring in Social Work.

Willis Family Social Work Scholarship

The Willis Family endowed Scholarship Fund is awarded to students who are pursuing a degree in social work. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit and need and is available to both Graduate and Undergraduate students in the School of Social Work.

Minette D. and William M. Pratt Endowed Scholarship

The Minette D. and William M. Pratt Endowed Scholarship was established by William M. Pratt of Fort Worth, Texas, in honor of his wife, Minette D. Pratt. Mrs. Pratt is a 1951 Baylor alum who has been a respected leader for many years in national Baptist life and Baylor University. This scholarship provides assistance to deserving baccalaureate and graduate students who are pursuing a major in social work.

Stone Family Social Work Scholarship

Funds are awarded to graduate and undergraduate students in the School of Social Work committed to pursuing a career in global Social Work. Special consideration is given to leaders training to make life better for orphans, at-risk children and families.

BGCT MFA Social Work Scholarship

Funds are awarded to dual degree students based on merit. Dual Degree students should apply for this scholarship during the semesters that they are taking Social Work courses.