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Support Scholarships for Veterans

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA, 2018), roughly 50% of post 9/11 service members who need treatment for mental health conditions seek it, and only 50% of those veterans receive adequate care. There is a corresponding national shortage of social workers and other mental health professionals who are specially trained to serve veterans, specifically those who have been exposed to the trauma of war. Many veterans, especially those who have served in combat, prefer to work with therapists who have also served in the military.

The School of Social Work at Michigan State University is actively addressing these needs through the creation of the Combat Veterans Certificate for MSW students and human service professionals that was launched Summer 2018, the first and only of its kind in the country. However, most veterans use their GI Bill® to fund their undergraduate degree, leaving them with little financial assistance if they wish to continue in a graduate program.

As such, the School of Social Work has established an MSW Veterans Scholarship fund to support veterans during their graduate study. This scholarship is only for veterans who wish to earn an MSW in order to better serve other veterans and completing the Combat Veterans Certificate is required.

Give to the MSU School of Social Work and help veterans earn an MSW so they can better serve other veterans.

By supporting the MSW Veterans Scholarship you will help alleviate the burden that our military veteran MSW students take on when going to graduate school. This award will help them with tuition and fees, purchase of books and supplies needed for class, and living expenses.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 21OOPCF1MSWVET” in the note section.


The CARES Act allows taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300 for those who take the standard deduction. As always, please consult your tax advisor/attorney for advice on your specific situation.

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