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Columbia School of Social Work
Since 1898, the Columbia University School of Social Work has been a leader in the education of professionals who make a difference locally and around the world. The School offers a master's and a doctoral program, which are nationally and internationally recognized for their excellence. With a signature curriculum that features multidisciplinary courses taught by leading scholars and practitioners and rich field education, CUSSW continues to be at the forefront of preparing social work leaders to address a full range of contemporary social issues.
CUSSW Annual Fund
Unrestricted gifts are important to CUSSW. They give the School the flexibility to seize opportunities that will enrich the educational life of the School and address unforeseen challenges as they arise.
Currently, nearly all of the money raised by the School's Annual Fund is used to provide scholarship support for our students. We are committed to attracting the most promising students regardless of family income, and more than 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial assistance.
CUSSW Alumni Association Commemorative Scholarship
Help first- and second-year students attend the School each year.
Established in 1964 by CUSSW alumni, this critical endowment fund allows the School flexibility in responding to students' needs.
Building Operations Fund
Enhance the academic experience for students.
Provide operating support for the Social Work facility, where a conference room will be named to honor CUSSW alumni. Opened in 2004, this building, with its advanced technology, is the first to be designed exclusively for the School, its students, and faculty. Opportunities for annual and endowment gifts are available.
Partial Master's Scholarship
Provide current-use partial scholarship support for one or more students in CUSSW's master's program.
Endowed Partial Master's Scholarship
Establish an annual scholarship providing partial support for one or more deserving CUSSW students.
Full Master's Scholarship
Provide current-use full scholarship support for a student in CUSSW's master's program.
Help CUSSW recruit and support the most promising individuals in its masters program. Paid by the donor over two years, this named scholarship covers full tuition for one master's student to complete studies at the school.
Endowed Master's Scholarship
Help an outstanding master's student begin his or her social service career without a burden of debt.
Endowed Full Doctoral Fellowship
Help an outstanding doctoral student begin his or her social service career without a burden of debt.
This endowed gift provides a scholarship covering the full cost of attending CUSSW, including tuition, fees, and related expenses for one doctoral student each year.
Endow a Chair for a current CUSSW faculty member who is a leader in the profession.
Social Work Innovation Fund
Support innovative local, national, and international programs related to family and child wellbeing, substance abuse, interpersonal violence, immigrant concerns, aging, and other issues.
This endowment gift would enable the critical planning, design, and implementation of groundbreaking initiatives by leading thinkers and scholars.