Peter G. Gaupp Endowed Award Fund

School of Social Work Peter G. Gaupp Endowed Award Fund

Donor Information
Peter G. Gaupp, PhD, was a co-founder of the UT Arlington School of Social Work. He also founded and directed the School’s Community Services Development Center from 1980 until his retirement in 1994. He was named Social Worker of the Year in 1992 by the Tarrant County unit of the NASW Texas chapter. He received a Commendation Medal from the Assistant Surgeon General of the United States in 1991. In 1995 he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus at UT Arlington.

Basic Requirements
MSW students
1st semester MSW students can list undergraduate GPA

Preferred Qualifications
First year MSW students who intend to major in community and administrative practice and give evidence of the following:

  • Interest in the prevention of community problems
  • Interest in large scale or comprehensive approaches to resolving community problems
  • Commitment to discover or develop improved approaches for delivering human services
  • Prevention of social problems
  • Commitment to vulnerable populations

The Gaupp Scholarship will be awarded to MSW students:
*With financial need, who might not otherwise be able to obtain a graduate college education
*Who have shown they are deserving of such education

If a suitable first year graduate student is not found, the award may be given to a qualified second year graduate student.

This endowment will support awards for MSW students who intend to concentration in community and administrative practice.

Award amount

School of Social Work
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a first or second year Master's student who is specializing in the field of Community and Administrative 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. Describe a specific community problem that you are passionate about and how you will use your social work degree to address this problem. Use a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 500 words.