Save on tuition with substantial new Graduate Social Work Scholarships that make Adelphi affordable. Awards range as high as $18,000.

  • Every admitted MSW student at Adelphi University is considered for a scholarship of up to $18,000. That could lower your tuition to under $68,000.
  • Every admitted Advanced Standing MSW student at Adelphi University is considered for a scholarship of up to $9,000.
  • Besides these scholarships, students may also qualify for additional stipends through our fellowship programs.

Earn Stipends With Exciting Social Work Fellowships

Adelphi University’s School of Social Work offers five fellowships with generous financial stipends.

The Columbia University Department of Psychiatry/New York State Psychiatric Institute Mental Wellness Equity Center is a key partner with the New York State Office of Mental Health in a new initiative to expand the mental health workforce and reduce mental health disparities among underserved and under-resourced populations. Second-year Master of Social Work (MSW) interns will be trained to deliver three brief evidence-based interventions for the treatment of depression, anxiety and PTSD (interpersonal counseling), substance use disorders (motivational interviewing) and suicide risk (safety planning intervention) with a strong theoretical grounding in the social determinants of health. During the first semester, interns will be trained and certified to deliver each of these interventions with community members from Washington Heights/Harlem/The Bronx. During the second semester, they have the option of specializing in one or more of these interventions, or among a specific subpopulation, while gaining the additional skill set of training and supervising community health workers to deliver these interventions.

Adelphi University has been awarded a four-year federal training grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase access to integrated behavioral healthcare for children, adolescents and transitional-aged youth in underserved, high-demand communities. The IDEATE Fellowship provides one-year of specialized, interdisciplinary experiential training in primary care or behavioral health settings, coursework and seminars to 15 second-year MSW students. A student stipend of $10,000 is provided for successful completion of the one-year fellowship. Students who live or have experience working in medically underserved areas are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • Commitment to the program for one academic year
  • Availability to intern on weekdays, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., in required coursework
  • Participation in related evening seminars once a month
  • Participation in program evaluation activities

Join the mental health workforce as a social worker and learn about evidence-based treatments for individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness, including assertive community treatment (ACT), wellness self-management, integrated dual disorders, treatment for substance abuse and mental illness recovery-oriented practices.

Who can participate? Second-year MSW students and Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) social work students, who are encouraged to apply and ask about our Diversity Incentive Awards

Complete the three required project components:

  • Designated project course
  • Approved evidence-based practice field placement
  • Project colloquia

What does the program offer?

  • Skills and knowledge about best practices in mental health social work
  • Certificate of completion from the New York State Office of Mental Health
  • Access to a list of competitive job openings in mental health agencies
  • Opportunity to qualify for a financial award upon completion

Adelphi’s School of Social Work offers a competitive international field placement opportunity for its social work students, who can attend in person or remotely. While this field placement may offer flexible hours, depending on the needs of clients, Greece’s time zone is seven hours ahead. Student interns who attend remotely would need to be available in the early mornings for meetings with staff and clients.

Thus, SPI offers free housing for interns who can attend on location in Athens. Many clients speak English, but some prefer counseling in their first language. Therefore, we encourage students who speak French, Farsi or Arabic to apply. All students in the senior year of their Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or in the generalist (first) or specialized (second) year of the MSW program are eligible to apply.

Student Tasks/Responsibilities:

Students will be working closely with their field instructor, SPI staff and student interns in program development and provision of direct services to clients—including psychosocial assessments, referral to community services/advocacy, individual counseling and group work (recreational/therapeutic and educational).

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Each Area Health Education Center (AHEC) scholar interested in a healthcare career will join an interprofessional team of students. Participants will work with patients to identify issues associated with social determinants of health, and propose potential solutions that will aim to reduce hospitalizations and emergency room visits.

This fellowship is open to students who are seeking field placements located in the Hudson Valley region. Applicants—who should be entering their BSW junior year or MSW generalist (first-year) placement in the fall semester—must be willing to commit to participation for two full academic years, in two different placement sites.

Other requirements:

Each AHEC scholar will be required to complete an online curriculum, totaling 40 hours each academic year, that addresses topics designed to augment patient care—including cultural competency, practice transformation, behavioral health integration and interprofessional care coordination.

Are you interested in gerontological social work? People over 65 are the fastest growing group of individuals in this country. By 2030, there will be 80 million individuals who are 65 years of age or older. The need for trained social workers who can work with older adults and their families is significant. You can really distinguish yourself in this field with this opportunity.

Who can participate?

The fellowship is open to all advanced-year MSW students who are available for field placements on weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Receive training from the leading gerontologists.

What are the requirements?

In addition to the assigned fieldwork placement, the Gerontology Fellow will be required to take three elective courses focused on gerontological social work. No extra coursework is required—every student has to take three electives in the MSW program.

To learn more, click here.

Should you have any questions, please email Brad Zodikoff, PhD, at and Dan Kaplan. PhD, at

To apply, click here.

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