MSSA Undergraduate Scholarship


The MSSA Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated a passion and commitment to working in the health and human service field.

Award Amount & Number of Scholarships

MSSA awards three (3) undergraduate scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each.

Application Timeline

November 1: Application period opens
January 15: Application period closes
February 15: Judging process completed
March 1: Scholarship winners announced

Undergraduate Scholarship Details

Eligibility Requirements - Undergraduate Scholarships

Only applications that meet all eligibility requirements will be reviewed. To meet all requirements, applicants must:

  • Be members of MSSA and maintain active membership throughout the award period. Membership for students is free; more information can be found here.
  • Be enrolled in an accredited program at a nonprofit academic institution.
  • Have declared a health and human service-related major. Common majors include, but are not limited to:
    • Social Work
    • Psychology
    • Counseling
    • Healthcare Services Administration
    • Alcohol and Drug Studies
    • Family Consumer Science
    • Health Science
    • Criminal Justice
    • Human Development and Family Services
    • Sociology
    • Public Administration
  • Plan to be enrolled for the 2023-2024 academic year.
    • The scholarship recipient will be asked to submit verification of enrollment for the Fall 2023 semester. 
  • At the start of the 2023-2024 academic year, be an incoming junior or senior and have and have at least two full semesters (i.e., fall and spring semesters) left before graduating.
  • Preference is given to applicants planning to work in the Midwest—Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota or North Dakota. 

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