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Looking for quick information about coursework? The major is described here. Please contact Mr. LD Harper for an advising appointment at l.harper@ttu.edu at least once during each long semester.

The social work faculty are available to answer questions for you about the profession and majoring in social work at TTU. However, you can find a lot of good information about our program in the Student Handbook.

Field placement is a big part of your social work education and we know that students are often excited and nervous about that capstone semester. You can learn a lot about the process in the Field Education Manual. Further, Dr. Helen Morrow is the Director of Field Education and her office is located in room 164.

Have questions about licensing following your degree? This USC site includes information about social work licensing in all 50 states. You can get more detailed information about licensing in Texas at the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners.

Interested in graduate schools? You can search a database of accredited program at the websitefor the Council on Social Work Education.

 

Do you know who your student representatives are?

 

 
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While any student can bring issues to the social work faculty at any time, it is the duty of the Student Representatives to collect student concerns, comments, or questions about the program and bring them to the faculty for consideration. The Student Representative may collect these issues through any legal and legitimate means. In other words, he/she may solicit these through e-mail, in writing, or through meetings of the Student Association of Social Workers. Student reps meet with the faculty at least once per semester. Elections for new student reps are held at the beginning of each long semester. Student reps must be social work majors who have been accepted into candidacy in the Social Work Program, who are in good standing in the program, and who are enrolled in SW 3332. Student reps serve for two long semesters.

 

Social Work Scholarships

 

Dr. Jerry B. Matthews Social Work Endowed Scholarship
   

The Dr. Jerry B. Matthews Social Work Endowed Scholarship was established to honor the service of Dr. Matthews to the TTU Social Work Program as professor and director. Dr. Matthews was the founding director and developed the original faculty and program that first met accreditation standards of the Council of Social Work Education in 1978. He worked tirelessly until his retirement in 2004 to ensure that students in the rprogram would have the best possible preparation for professional careers and success in graduate school.

This scholarship is awarded to a social work major who is currently enrolled in the social work field placement (SW 4611) and who has FAFSA demonstrated financial need. Social Work GPA may also be considered in the award . Awards are made at the beginning of each long semester; applications should be submitted the semester previous.

Application

 

Hortensia Estrada Children's Protective Services Scholarship
   

The Hortensia Estrada Children's Protective Services Schoalrship was established to honor the memory of Hortenisa Estrada, a 1979 graduate of the TTU Social Work Program. Upon graduation, Ms. Estrada began a 27 year career with Children's Protective Services as a caseworker and supervisor. She is remembered by friends and colleagues as calm and fair regardless of the challenges she faced. When asked about how she would like the scholarship to be used, she paused briefly then said "It should go to someone who will use it to be able to go on to help others."

This scholarship is awarded to a social work major who is currently completing a social work field placement (SW 4611) with Children's Protective Services, who has FAFSA demonstrated financial need, and has an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher. Preference is given to first generation college students. Awards are made at the beginning of each long semester; applications should be submitted the semester previous.

Application

 

The Tony Carrasco Social Work Endowed Scholarship
   

 

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Tony Carrasco, a 1993 graduate of the Texas Tech University Social Work Program.Tony was an exceptional student, person, and professional social worker who dedicated his life to service to other as a Marine in Vietnam, foster parent to over 50 children, field supervisor to TTU social work students, as a nursing home social worker, and family member. Social Justice and Integrity were important values to Tony who upheld ethical principles at the risk of losing a job. He loved learning and brought his depth of experience to the classroom. It is hoped that Tony's life will serve to inspire current social work students to aim high as scholars, as persons, and professionals who embody the values of the social work profession. He was but 53 years of age when he died suddenly of a heart attack, but the few years he lived were filled with compassionate, ethical, and dedicated service to others.

This scholarship is awarded to a social work major who has been accepted to candidacy, has FAFSA demonstrated financial need, is a non-traditional student (over the age of 25), and who has demonstrated through community service, employment, or life experience a commitment to well being of children, youth, elderly, or chronically ill persons. Awards are made at the beginning of each long semester; applications should be submitted the semester previous.

Application

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