Scholarships, Fellowships, Graduate Assistantships

At St. Ambrose University, there are several ways to help finance your graduate education: loans, assistantships, and scholarships.

To be considered for any type of financial assistance, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a FAFSA renewal form. Students planning to begin studies during the summer session will need to complete a FAFSA for both the previous and current years.

Applications for all School of Social Work assistantships, scholarships, and fellowships are available for prospective and admitted School of Social Work students taking at least 9 credit hours per semester.


Complete the FAFSA Learn about Institutional Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Graduate Assistantships

7 available per year

The School of Social Work has seven Graduate Assistantships (GA) available per academic year.

  • Reports to MSW faculty members and the Director.
  • Approximately $480/month for 10 hours/week on a nine-month contract (September-May). No tuition remission.
  • Must take at least nine credits/semester and not on academic probation.

To apply, send the following to by April 15:

  • Résumé that includes social work areas of interest and any prior research experiences
  • Cover letter that includes the basis for interest in serving as a graduate assistant in the School of Social Work. Please explicitly state if you would like to work with specific faculty members. State what skills that you have or want to develop, time management skills, leadership abilities, and research skills and interest.
  • Contact information for three personal references (with current email address and phone number) from people familiar with your employment or academic record.

Additional GA Positions

Additional GA positions are available through other SAU departments. For more information about these scholarships visit

School of Social Work

2019-20 Scholarships and Fellowships


St. Vincent Scholarships
$2,500 (Two available per year)
Scholarship application (pdf)

St. Ambrose Graduate Fellowships
$1,000 (Five available per year)
Fellowship application (docx)

Empowerment Scholarships
$5,000 (Two available per year)
Scholarship application (pdf)

So, what's next?

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