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March 2013

About the Bulletin

The Bulletin offers relevant notices, reminders, and deadlines for School for Social Work students. Students are encouraged to use the SSW Bulletin as a vehicle to post items that are relevant to their class or to the entire student body.

The Bulletin is updated weekly during the summer terms, and monthly throughout the fall and spring.

Next Submission Deadline: March 28th


We would like to invite students to use this vehicle to post items that are relevant to their class or to the entire student body. Submission deadlines are listed below:

Submission Deadline
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Mar 28
Apr 1
Apr 11
Apr 14
Apr 25
May 5


Deadlines & Important Dates


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Financial aid application deadline for 2013-2014 academic year:
Returning students (M.S.W. or Ph.D) who applied for institutional need based aid in their first year are only required to file the FAFSA in each of their remaining years. Institutional need-based aid eligibility will be determined with data provided on the 2013/14 FAFSA and all data previously collected.  

The deadline for the 2013-2014 FAFSA to be received by Smith from the Department of Education is March 18, 2013.  Forms can be found at:

Please note that while most FAFSA records only take a few days for the Department of Education to process, it can take upwards of 3 weeks for Smith to receive a FAFSA record. Awards are processed on a rolling basis beginning in March, as the FAFSA data is received and reviewed. Also, the Department selects a few students each year for a process known as “Verification”. If you are selected, we will notify you of additional requirements needed to complete the process. These additional requirements are not due by the March 18th application deadline but are necessary before aid can be awarded.


Spring Planning Guide now online
The Spring Planning Guide is now online and contains many important dates and deadlines. Click here to view it.

Elective Registration - 2nd summer students
You should by now be familiar with the BannerWeb registration procedures that you will undertake at the end of March (information was contained in the February Bulletin and online at Once the third-summer students have registered for their electives, we will post an updated elective schedule on that page for second-summer students (approximately mid-March).

2012 Moodle Courses
This is a reminder that last summer's courses will be deactivated in Moodle at the end of the third week of April. Please plan accordingly.

Renting textbooks
Your textbooks can be rented! Rentals are due back on Commencement day, August 16, 2013. Check the Grécourt Bookshop website at School for Social Work textbooks will start being listed in mid-to late April.



ACSWA, the new on-line home of clinical social work nationwide, invites you to become an ACSWA student member for just $15 per year, which includes the cost of PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE for your field placements in the school year 2012-2013 (coverage through Sept. 1, 2013). ACSWA also puts you in contact with thousands of other students and practitioners, and connects you with resources toward a clinical social work career. Click here ( to sign up for membership now!

ACSWA (American Clinical Social Work Association) is a unit of the Center for Clinical Social Work, which also operates the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work, the national board-certifying body.

The NASW Foundation is accepting online applications for its 2013-2014 fellowship and scholarship awards through March 6, 2013. Eligible NASW members are invited to apply. We hope that you will help us make this information available to as many students as possible by posting information about the 2013-2014 fellowships and scholarships on your websites and in your newsletters. Thank you for your continued support.

  • The Jane B. Aron Doctoral Fellowship is awarded to a social work doctoral candidate engaged in dissertation research in health care policy and practice. One fellowship of up to $3,000 will be awarded.
  • The Eileen Blackey Doctoral Fellowship is awarded to a social work doctoral candidate engaged in dissertation research in welfare policy and practice.  One fellowship of up to $3,000 will be awarded.
  • The Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarships are awarded to master’s degree candidates in social work interested in working with American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations or in public and voluntary nonprofit agency settings. Up to 10 scholarships of up to $4,000 each will be awarded. 
  • The Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarships are awarded to master’s degree candidates in social work who demonstrate an interest in or have experience with health/mental health practice and have a commitment to working in the African American community. Up to 2 scholarships of up to $2,000 each will be awarded.  

E-mail inquiries may be sent to or phone the NASW Foundation at (202) 336-8298.

Post-Master's Fellowship Opportunities for MSW Grads
The Psychological Health and Psychiatry Clinic at University of Colorado-Boulder is offering one-year fellowships for both first-year post-grads and for second-year post-grads.  Applicants must be graduates of an accredited MSW program.  If you know of someone who might be interested, please contact Howard Snooks, Ph.D., LCSW, BCD via email at


The Bulletin will remain in place as the main vehicle for important reminders from the School. These additional channels will provide opportunities for our community to stay connected and engaged throughout the year.