Jeanette Coburn Scholarship

School of Social Work Jeanette Coburn Scholarship

Donor Information
The Jeannette Coburn Scholarship is named for Jeannette Coburn and recognizes her commitment to The University of Texas at Arlington. Jeannette received her undergraduate degree in Psychology in l972 and her Masters in Social Work in 1975. She and her late husband, Tom McMahon, met on the UT Arlington campus and married in 1971. Tom received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration in 1968, served as an officer in the Navy during the Vietnam conflict, then returned to UT Arlington and received his MBA in 1972. Throughout their successful careers, Tom and Jeannette maintained contact with and interest in UT Arlington. They created an Endowed Professorship in Business Ethics in 1990, and sponsored two Ethics colloquiums, one in 1998, the other in 2000. Jeannette also created The Tom McMahon Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Business Administration in his honor.

Basic requirements
MSW students

Preferred qualifications
Incoming or continuing MSW students in need of assistance to attend on a full-time basis.
1st semester MSW students can list undergraduate GPA

Award amount

School of Social Work
Supplemental Questions
  1. Identify a hypothetical ethical dilemma that you could encounter in your social work career and describe how you would address the dilemma. Use a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 500 words.
  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?