John and Neta Kolasa Scholarship

The John and Neta Kolasa Scholarship was established to recognize outstanding MSW and/or PhD students attending the Ellen Whiteside McDonnell School of Social Work at Barry University. This scholarship is intended for students who demonstrate dedication, commitment and professionalism in practicing the values and skills of professional social work.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be currently enrolled in the full-time or part-time MSW or PhD program
  • Must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA in the School of Social Work
  • Must have demonstrated a commitment and capability in the area of client empowerment and self-help
  • Must have practice or research interest in administration and/or social policy
  • Must have demonstrated leadership ability

Special consideration given to MSW applicants that are current and active MSW members of the Social Work Association and for PhD applicants that are active members of a professional organization external to the University.

Recipients of the Dr. Neta Kolasa Scholarship must meet the following Post Award Requirements:

  • Attend the awards reception
  • Attend at least three (3) professional development seminars approved by Program Director; attend two (2) leadership training luncheons at Barry University School of Social Work
  • Serve as active members in the School of Social Work Association while enrolled in the program. PhD recipients must be active members of a professional organization external to the university
  • Prepare & submit a thank you letter to the donor upon successful completion of the Program

Donor
Dr. Neta Kolasa
Award
$1,643.28
Area(s) of Interest
School of Social Work
Deadline
09/30/2017
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you current enrolled in the full-time or part-time MSW or PhD program at the Ellen Whitesie McDonnell School of Social Work at Barry University?
  2. For MSW applicants, are you a current and active MSW member of the Social Work Association?
    (PhD applicants, please select Not Applicable)
  3. For PhD applicants, are you an active member of a professional organization external to the University?
    (MSW applicants, please select Not Applicable)
  4. In 400 words or less, please indicate in a cover letter your desire to be considered for this scholarship.

    Tips:
    1. Address your cover letter to the Dr. Neta Kolasa Scholarship Review Committee.
    2. You may cut & paste your letter into the space below.
  5. Please write an essay (4-6 pages long) that:
    1. Perceptively discusses client empowerment, and self-help, and particularly noting your commitment to professional “best practices” that promote social justice.
    2. Describes your practice and/or research interest in administration and/or social policy.
    3. Offers illustrations of your leadership abilities through paid and/or volunteer work, internships, and/or other professional experiences.
    4. Presents career goals and/or interests that are reasonable and would offer meaningful opportunities for the continued growth and development of your leadership and practice skills within the social work profession.

    Tip:
    To present a cohesive and well-integrated essay, you are encouraged to prepare this essay in a separate document and then cut & paste your final work into the area below. This will also ensure that you prepare 4-6 pages.
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