Carolyn C. and Santos H. Hernandez Scholarship Endowment for the School of Social Work

School of Social Work Benefactors
Santos Hernandez, PhD, was Dean of the UT Arlington School of Social Work from 1998 to 2008. Dr. Hernandez established this scholarship fund as a tribute to his wife Carolyn C. Hernandez, who as a single parent of a two-year-old, went back to school and completed her undergraduate and then her master’s degree while working full-time to support her daughter and assist her aging parents, all the while being the only member of her immediate family to attend college.

Basic requirements
BSW, MSW, and PhD students

Preferred qualifications
Preference given to full-time or part-time Social Work students who are:

  • Are first generation college students,
  • Are single parents, or
  • Have overcome personal obstacles in pursuit of their educational goals.
    Consideration also given to students who had an interruption in their educational careers.
    1st semester MSW students can list undergraduate GPA

Award amount

School of Social Work
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a single parent?
  2. Please describe a personal obstacle you have overcome in pursuing your educational goals.
  3. Have you had an interruption in your educational career? Please describe in a short answer format.
  4. Are you a first generation college student?
  5. 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?