Halle Social Justice Application Information

Scholarship Criteria

  • Undergraduate students who will be enrolled in 489 Winter 2021; OR Graduate students who will be enrolled in 696 in Winter 2021
  • Good academic standing as defined by your program (including grades and student conduct)

Scholarship Awards

Three, $4000 scholarships will be awarded for the Winter 2021. Two $4,000 scholarships will be awarded for Summer 2021 (this will be a separate application process taking place in Winter 2021 semester) .

**Please note, this scholarship could impact your financial aid. Please reach out to the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions.

Application Timeline

Winter 2021 Scholarship Application Opens: 10.15.20

Winter 2021 Application Due: 11.19.20 by 11:59pm

Winter 2021 Scholarships Announced: 12.15.20

*Summer 2021 Scholarship Application opens early Winter 2021 (for students in 2nd semester Field in Summer 2021).

Application Process

  • Complete the Diane and Bruce Halle Social Justice Scholarship Student Application in InfoReady system.
  • Complete an essay (a minimum of 400 words and maximum of 600 words) that identifies the following:

-Applicant’s commitment to social justice including specific examples that demonstrate   this commitment

-Applicant’s career and academic goals including how being a Halle Social Justice Scholar would support these goals

-Applicant’s financial need – Please list any other active scholarships, tuition reimbursement, or grants that you have for the next two semesters.

 -When you upload your essay you will be asked for a "Proposal Title." Please use this format for your "Proposal Title": last name, first name_HSJS_Essay. Ex. JonesChris_HSJS_Essay

  • Submit two professional letters of recommendation that focus on the applicant’s integrity, commitment to the profession, and dedication to advancing social justice. The EMU School of Social Work prepares students to work with vulnerable, oppressed, and underserved populations and help people tackle problems rooted in poverty, racism, ageism, violence or illness. The Halle Social Justice scholarship is intended to advance social justice efforts in the community. Given the intent of the scholarship recommenders are asked to speak to the applicant’s dedication to and passion for advancing social justice as well as their integrity, and commitment to the profession.


Scholarship Requirements

  • Scholarship recipients will identify a faculty mentor after being awarded a scholarship. The faculty mentor will typically be the recipient’s field seminar Instructor and will support them as they complete their scholarship requirements.
  • Devise a legacy project that will positively impact the field agency  or the EMU* community. Legacy projects will require 25 hours of service beyond the recipient’s required Field course hours and must be centered on promoting social justice. This work must be completed by the end of second semester field course
  • Provide a service letter from the agency supervisor confirming completion of 25 service hours
  • Complete a two-page description of the community centered service activity and how it promoted social justice
  • Dissemination of project at The EMU Undergraduate Research Symposium, Day of Social Justice, Advocacy and Activism Day or alumni event and agency or community event as approved by Committee. The quality and completeness of the information provided will serve as an integral part of the selection process.

*This change is for Winter 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic


Only completed applications will be considered.

Application for Winter 2021 will be available on the InfoReady system after October 15, 2020.

LINK TO APPLICATION:  https://emich.infoready4.com/


Contact Information:

EMU School of Social Work
Cōlleen O’Brien
[email protected]