Financial assistance is awarded to students who have need, based upon information provided on the GAPSFAS and the Bryn Mawr College Financial Aid forms. It is given to all eligible students who apply for aid in a timely fashion.
Typically, doctoral students receive tuition coverage, and most receive other assistance such as stipends, graduate research assistantships and graduate teaching assistantships.
Potential applicants should speak with the Director of the doctoral program about financial aid. Information about additional opportunities for financial assistance can be obtained from the Council on Social Work Education and the federal government financial aid website.
PhD Degree Application Fee (nonrefundable): $50
PhD Tuition: $4,500/course
Materials Fee: $300/year
Continuing Enrollment Fee: $460/semester
Commencement Fee: $60
Application and Financial Aid Forms: March 1
The Otto and Gertrude K. Pollak Scholarship Fund has provided scholarships to doctoral students in the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research since 1999. The Fund was established through a generous bequest of the Pollaks, who were both Master’s graduates of the School.
The Pollaks were refugees from Nazism, and were lawyers in Vienna prior to their emigration to the United States. Their education at Bryn Mawr College established their professional life in this country. Otto was a long-time professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and was a nationally recognized scholar in the area of social work, sociology, and mental health. Gertrude headed Family Services of Philadelphia, and was the author of a book on working with groups.
Current doctoral students are nominated for the Scholarship each year by the faculty, and represent some of the School’s most promising scholars.