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Simon Family Endowment MSW Autism Fellowship

Call for Applications for 2020 - 2021

The University of Washington at Tacoma, School of Social Work and Criminal Justice invites MSW students beginning their foundation or advanced practicum placement in June 2020 to apply for the Simon Family Endowment MSW Autism Fellowship.  The Simon Family Endowment recognizes and supports graduate social work students as future professional providers of lifelong care for adult individuals diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or an Intellectual Disability.

Because there is a dire need in the South Sound for such providers, the objective of the University of Washington Tacoma Simon Family Endowment is to offer Master of Social Work Fellowships and fieldwork practicum opportunities in agencies serving autistic or intellectually disabled adults.

Graduate social work students selected for the 2020 – 2021 Simon Family Endowment Autism Fellowship award amounts are $6,000 for Foundation MSW students.  Fellowship award amounts are $7,500 for Advanced MSW students.  Annual award amounts are subject to the availability of funds. 


The deadline for applying for the Simon Family Endowment MSW Fellowship is May 15, 2020.  To apply or for more information contact Dr. Ronnie San Nicolas, Simon Family Endowment MSW Autism Field Education Coordinator (Email:  Applications can be found under the department scholarship page.