Ellyn Lancaster Scholarship Update

The criteria for the Ellyn Lancaster Scholarship has been expanded to include current OR new students pursuing an MSW as well as a BSW degree. In addition, residents of Greene, Sullivan, and Washington Counties are now eligible. Finally, the scholarship award has been increased to $1,500.

Below are full details regarding the scholarship as well as links to their website and Facebook page.


Ellyn Lancaster Scholarship

  • Purpose and History: Established in 2013 to assist adult, non-traditional aged “women in transition” to pursue a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree.

  • Scholarship Amount: $1,500 one-time award for 1 year.

  • Eligibility Requirements:

    • Residency Requirement: Washington County, Greene County, or Sullivan County.

    • Education Requirement: Returning adult student: high school graduate or GED recipient, or current college student.

    • Field of Study: Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or Masters of Social Work (MSW.)

    • GPA Minimum: Not applicable.

    • College/Enrollment Requirement: Full-time enrollment at East Tennessee State University pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) of Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree.

    • Must demonstrate financial need.

    • Scholarship applications available on our website.

    • Deadline for application submission is March 2, 2015.