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The Pathways to Academic, Career, and Employment Success (PACES) Scholarship awarded to MSW students for the 2017-2018 academic year

The Pathways to Academic, Career, and Employment Success (PACES) Scholarship awarded to MSW students for the 2017-2018 academic year

Pathways to Academic, Career, and Employment Success (PACES) Scholarship

The Pathways to Academic, Career, and Employment Success (PACES) Scholarship is awarded to incoming MSW students who are economically, academically, ethnically, and/or environmentally disadvantaged.

Eligibility

Full-time Summer, Fall, or Spring MSW admits who demonstrate coming from a background defined as economically, academically, ethnically, and/or environmentally disadvantaged.*

Applicants must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher, specialize in Health, Mental Health, or Children and Families, be willing to take required classes associated with the PACES program, complete field placements at an agency located in a Medically Underserved Community (UMC), and have a commitment to pursuing post-MSW employment at mental and behavioral health site in a medically underserved community.

*An individual with a disadvantaged background is defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as follows: an individual from a disadvantaged background is defined as one who comes from an environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skill, and abilities required to enroll in and graduate from a health professions school, or from a program providing education or training in an allied health profession; or comes from a family with an annual income below a level based on low income thresholds according to family size published by the U.S. Bureau of Census, adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index, and adjusted by the Secretary, HHS, for use in health professions and nursing programs. This information was retrieved from http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/scholarships/disadvantaged.html.

Apply

Here is a link to a survey which will help determine if you are eligible for this opportunity:  2018 PACES Application

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis - we suggest applying early!

For more information, please contact Associate Professor, Dr. Caleb Kim, at ckim4@luc.edu.