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Social Work

Social work is an academic discipline and profession that concerns itself with individuals, families, groups and communities in an effort to enhance health and social functioning and overall well-being. Social functioning refers to the way in which people perform their social roles, and the structural institutions that are provided to sustain them. Social work applies social sciences, such as sociology, psychology, political science, public health, community development, law, and economics, to engage with client systems, conduct assessments, and develop interventions to solve social and personal problems; and create social change. Social work practice is often divided into micro-work, which involves working directly with individuals or small groups; and macro-work, which involves working communities, and within social policy, to create change on a larger scale.

Social work developed in the 19th century, with roots in voluntary philanthropy and grassroots organizing. However, the act of responding to social needs have existed long before then, primarily from private charities, and religious organizations. The effects of the Industrial Revolution and the Great Depression placed pressure on social work to be a more defined discipline.

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Fischler Doctoral Fellowship

Nova Southeastern University

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Fischler Doctoral Fellowship

Nova Southeastern University

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Honors Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

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Honors Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

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Dean's Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

$14,000 Varies See Details

Dean's Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

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$14,000

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Graduate Assistantships for Doctoral Students Scholarship - Nova SEU

Nova Southeastern University

$10,000 Varies See Details

Graduate Assistantships for Doctoral Students Scholarship - Nova SEU

Nova Southeastern University

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City of New Rochelle Resident Award

The College of New Rochelle

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City of New Rochelle Resident Award

The College of New Rochelle

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Catholic High School Graduate Award

The College of New Rochelle

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Catholic High School Graduate Award

The College of New Rochelle

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Graduate College Fellowship (Social Work) - WMU

Western Michigan University

$8,000 Varies See Details

Graduate College Fellowship (Social Work) - WMU

Western Michigan University

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$8,000

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Merit Transfer Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

Up to $11,500 Varies See Details

Merit Transfer Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

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St. Angela Award

The College of New Rochelle

Up to $7,000 Varies See Details

St. Angela Award

The College of New Rochelle

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Timothy J. Penny Federal Public Service Fellowship

Minnesota State University Student Association

$5,000 Varies See Details

Timothy J. Penny Federal Public Service Fellowship

Minnesota State University Student Association

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$5,000

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