Glen W. and Miriam S. Rollins Mental Health Graduate Scholarship

School of Social Work Glen W. and Miriam S. Rollins Mental Health Graduate Scholarship

Donor Information
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Glen W. Rollins and his wife, Miriam S. Rollins. Glen W. Rollins was a dedicated social worker who gained both regional and national recognition throughout his thirty-four-year career in the field of mental illness. A mental health consultant for the National Institute of Mental Health during the last 17 years of his career, Mr. Rollins served as a board member of the Texas Mental Health Association following his retirement. He was also active on the Advisory Board of the Community Services Development Center of the Graduate School of Social Work at UT Arlington and on the Advisory Board of Home Health Services Inc., in Dallas.

Glen Rollins began his interest in the field of mental health when he served as the personal assistant to a psychiatrist while in the Army during World War II. In February of 1946, he became a social worker at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Waco, Texas. He received a master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin in 1952. In October of 1960, he became the Executive Director of the Dallas Mental Health Association. Mr. Rollins held a life-long interest in building the self esteem of others and in the use of education to broaden one’s knowledge about self and others.

Basic Requirements
MSW and PhD

Preferred Qualifications
Provides an annual award to a deserving MSW or PhD student pursuing graduate study:

  • In the field of mental illness or
  • In public social service
    The award is intended for incoming or continuing students in the graduate School of Social Work and may be renewed.
    1st semester MSW students can list undergraduate GPA

Award amount

School of Social Work
Supplemental Questions
  1. Do you intend to pursue graduate work in the field of mental illness and/or public social services?
  2. Identify an issue that negatively impacts the overall well-being and functioning of children and families. Describe how you will use your social work degree to address this issue. Use a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 500 words.
  3. What is your most recent overall GPA?
  4. Provide a brief 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?