Lila B. Hagins Scholarship

School of Social Work Lila B. Hagins Scholarship

Donor Information
Lila B. Hagins was the first of seven faculty members assembled to initiate the master’s program for the new Graduate School of Social Work at UT Arlington in 1968. Assistant Professor Hagins was a native Texan with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, a MSSW from UT Austin, and experience with the Texas Department of Public Welfare in child welfare services. An experienced social work educator, she had chaired the social welfare policy and services sequence at Florida State University. She later served as Assistant Dean, Graduate Advisor, and Admissions Director before retirement in 1989.

Basic Requirements
BSW, MSW, PhD students
1st semester MSW students can list undergraduate GPA

Preferred Qualifications:
Full time students who:

  • Have been accepted and are enrolled in the School of Social Work
  • Plan to pursue a social service career
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Can demonstrate financial need
  • Provide three letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors who can validate work experience
  • May include a statement regarding any special circumstances which could be considered in the decision to award the scholarship
  • Submit a short essay addressing the question: How will you degree assist you in making a contribution in your chosen method of practice, i.e., direct practice, administrative and community practice?

Scholarship recipients may reapply provided they remain in good standing in the School of Social Work. No student shall hold this scholarship for more than two years.

Award amount
$1000

INCLUDED IN THE CRITERIA FOR AWARDING THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS “DEMONSTRATED FINANCIAL NEED" WHICH REQUIRES THE COMPLETION OF THE FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA). IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THIS FORM, PLEASE GO TO http://www.uta.edu/fao/ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE.

Award
$1,000.00
Scopes
School of Social Work
Deadline
08/26/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. How will your degree assist you in making a contribution in your chosen method of practice (i.e., direct practice, administrative and community practice)?
  2. Provide a brief personal statement explaining any unusual circumstances or changes in your financial situation. What source(s) of income will you have during your enrollment in the Social Work program?
  3. What is your most recent overall GPA?
  4. Provide 3 letters of recommendation.