Leadership Fellows is the full tuition scholarship program that is designed for exceptionally qualified, highly-motivated candidates who are interested in leadership, best practice approaches to human service delivery and community practice, and making a positive influence in the world.
Case Western Reserve University is a private doctorate-granting university in Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 1826, Western Reserve University and Case Institute of Technology formally federated in 1967.
Scholarship Sponsor: Case Western Reserve University
Full-time, two-year students pursuing an on-campus Master of Science in Social Administration (MSSA) with full-tuition scholarships, plus $500 per year for participation in professional development activities (such as attending or presenting at conferences).
Field/Area of Study: Social Administration
Type of Award: Full Tuition
Transcripts that demonstrate completion of a bachelor’s degree in any field of study from a college or university accredited by a recognized regional accrediting association. We require transcripts from any school you completed 6 or more credits. Please note: Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded into the application system for application review. Official transcripts will be required following admission.
A two-part essay that is a maximum of five (5) typed pages (double-spaced, 12 point font) and is exemplary of graduate-level writing.The first part of the essay is a Personal Statement, in which you are asked to discuss the significant factors influencing your decision to pursue a master’s degree in social work, past experiences that will contribute to your success, how you envision contributing to the School community, and why the Mandel School is a good fit for your educational goals. The second part is an Analytical Essay, in which you are asked to analyze a social justice problem, its causes, and how you think it could be addressed. Applicants also have the option of providing an explanation for their academic history in the essay section (for example, a 3.0 or lower grade point average or a failing grade). In all submissions, the quality of your writing and professionalism will be taken into account.
A current resume highlighting your paid and volunteer experiences.
Instruction on Application:
Applicants are automatically considered for all scholarships when they submit our online application. If our Admissions office reviews your application and identifies you as a candidate for the Leadership Fellows Program, they will be in touch with its requirements and any additional information that may be needed.