The School of Social Work offers several funding opportunities for Master of Social Work students, including scholarships, fellowships and other awards.

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The Reverend Dr. Bruce Turner Hall Master of Social Work Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible through the estate of the Reverend Dr. Bruce Turner Hall and the Bruce T. Hall Fund at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.

After earning a Ph.D. in political science, Bruce T. Hall taught at California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, and William Jewell College, Liberty, MO  He left teaching to pursue social work, and in 2003 received a Master of Social Work from the University of Missouri–Kansas City. He then practiced family therapy with the Missouri Division of Youth Services. In 2007, Hall returned to teaching as coordinator of Metropolitan Community College’s Human Services and Social Work program. He volunteered his time to numerous organizations throughout Kansas City and was a fond supporter of theater and the arts. Hall was  ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church in 2004 and served in that capacity at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral. 


  • Have pursued a career in social work for a minimum of five years
  • Returning students pursuing an advanced degree in social work.

Please submit a brief essay of not more than two double-spaced pages outlining your professional social work goals.

The review committee will select scholarship awardees based on these criteria.

  • The applicant’s commitment to social work service in the Kansas City area
  • How well the applicant’s professional goals align with Dr. Hall’s passion for helping families in Kansas City, service to disadvantaged and oppressed populations or the social services mission of the Episcopal Diocese
  • The applicant’s demonstrable financial need
  • Affiliation with the Episcopal Church is not a requirement for this scholarship. However, preference shall be given to applicants who are in good standing with the Episcopal Church. Applicants claiming preference should attach evidence in the form of a letter from a pastor, deacon or other official of the Episcopal Church.  

The Bruce T. Hall Fund will award one or more applicants, based on fund availability and the number of awards made.

Application deadline -  Fourth Monday in March

Application checklist

  • Brief essay outlining professional social work experience and future goal (PDF)
  • Current resume, listing three references (PDF or Word doc)
  • Statement of financial need (PDF or Word docu)
  • Optional - statement of affiliation in good standing with an Episcopal Church (PDF)

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Minority Fellowship Program – Y

The purpose of this program is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health-care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent master’s degree-level behavioral health professionals serving children, adolescents and populations in transition to adulthood (aged 16–25).  This initiative is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services.

Application cycles start each Fall semester

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Questions? Email MFP alumni Bob Prue.