At the University of Georgia School of Social Work, one person can have an impact on generations, whether that’s a professor imparting knowledge, an administrator creating a strong institution or a donor supporting students and laying the foundation for learning.

Establishing a legacy at UGA is easier than you think, and you can make an impact today, tomorrow and forever through by investing in our priorities:

Unrestricted Support

Unrestricted support, Social Work Excellence Fund, is the driving force behind the School of Social Work’s ability to innovate and excel in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Today, 100 percent of undesignated gifts to the School are used to support day-to-day operating expenses, scholarships, travel support, and more.

Need & Merit-based Scholarships

When the nation’s most talented students look for programs to continue their studies, financial aid can play a major role in where they go—even with assistantships and other aid, the costs of graduate school leave a financial gap for students to fill. For many, this means that everything in their UGA experience—housing, food, transportation, course materials and supplies—is up to them. Need- and merit-based scholarships enable our graduate and professional students to focus on how they can advance their important work, not whether they can.

Student Emergency Funding

Entirely dependent upon private support, the Student Emergency Fund provides financial assistance to currently enrolled UGA social work and nonprofit students whose tenure at the university may be at risk because of unforeseen emergency expenses surrounding situations such as accidents, illness, death of a family member, fire damage or need for temporary housing.

Program Support

The School of Social Work’s unparalleled programs, Institute and Center facilitate groundbreaking research, foster dialogue between renowned thinkers and practitioners and develop innovative curricula to ensure progress in key areas of practice.

Faculty & Research Support

As a pioneering American research university with a land- and sea-grant mission, the School of Social Work is an engine for academic innovation and action. Gifts toward research provide faculty with vital in-house funding, foster a dynamic academic environment, and encourage important connections between the School and distinguished professionals.

Join our commitment to well-being and social justice.

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