Cairn University will be offering scholarships to social work (BSW) students matriculating in Fall 2019.
Students can be awarded up to $4,000 each year if they remain eligible. This is a stackable scholarship, and with the average financial aid package of Cairn students totaling $22,042 per year, a social work education is even more accessible.
A BSW from Cairn University gives social work students the credentials and professional preparation they need to help others in a way that is productive, professional, and ethical. By graduation, social work students will have spent 500 hours over the course of two years in their field placements—an amount that exceeds the bachelor’s level experience requirement. Graduated students are also eligible to take the baccalaureate social work exam in Pennsylvania and at least 36 other states.
“We live in a time when the challenges that human beings face are more daunting and demanding than ever,” said Lloyd Gestoso, dean of the School of Social Work. “We are seeking to equip the most God-fearing, gifted students to intervene in these challenges, always understanding their need to be dependent on God. These new scholarships will allow us to educate the leaders of this generation to follow the command of God to care for the least of these.”
For over 50 years, the School of Social Work, recently reaccredited by the Council on Social Work Education, has been biblical in its approach to the field, preparing students for careers that serve those in need with grace and compassion. Graduates of Cairn’s social work program intervene in the lives of those in need—counseling individuals, locating resources, facilitating groups, and promoting change within organizations and communities.
To learn more about Cairn’s social work program and scholarship, visit cairn.edu/programs/social-work.
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