The Social Work exam is intended for students who are interested in studying social work. Social Work Education is grounded in the liberal arts, which provide the intellectual framework for the professional curriculum that prepares students for the practice of social work. Social Work is a helping profession that is committed to the well-being and human rights of every individual, group and community. Its goal is the enhancement or restoration of human social functioning and the creation of societal conditions favorable to this end. Particular attention is given to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed and live in poverty. Social workers gain knowledge and abilities in order to offer them to others in service and empowerment.

Students who participate in this competition will have an interview, as well as be expected to answer the following question:

Discuss the values and beliefs that shape your understanding of: a) personhood, b) society and c) your role as a professional helper. Explore your enthusiasm for the practice of social work.

Time allowed: 60 minutes.  Length: 900 words maximum.

If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Christine Saladino at