Paying for Graduate School

Paying for education is an important challenge for those seeking to further their careers in social work or for those who wish to shift their careers to helping others by obtaining a Master of Social Work degree.  On this page is a growing list of training grants, scholarships and fellowships available at UMKC or through other organizations that students and prospective students might qualify for

The Rev. 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.  The Reverend Dr. Hall held a PhD in Political Science and taught at California State University at Fullerton, the University of Redlands, and at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.  He left teaching to pursue social work and in 2003 received a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Missouri – Kansas City after which he practiced family therapy with the Missouri Division of Youth Services. In 2007, Dr. Hall returned to teaching as coordinator of Metropolitan Community College’s Human Services/Social Work program.  He volunteered his time to numerous organizations throughout Kansas City and was a fond supporter of theater and the arts.  Dr. Hall was Ordained Deacon in the Episcopal Church in 2004 and served in that capacity at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City, Missouri. 


For More Information on how to apply: Bruce T Hall Scholarship

Minority Fellowship Program – Y

“The purpose of the 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-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.  See the CSWE website for more information.

Dr. Bob Prue 816-235-5878 is a MFP alumni, feel free to contact him for more information or assistance

UMKC Student Financial Aid

The university maintains a listing of scholarship opportunities on their webpage.  While many are only for undergraduate students or for specific disciplines there are graduate scholarships available: