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Charu-Stokes, PhD '12

Charu Stokes, PhD '12
Charu describes how Boston College School of Social Work gave her extensive support and mentorship, enabling her to take advantage of her rich international experiences and successfully complete her PhD on a related research topic. Watch video ยป


Fellowships & Financial Aid

Most students at the Boston College School of Social Work receive a four-year financial aid package worth more than $125,000. These fellowships provide a living stipend plus tuition remission. Boston College also awards a diversity fellowship each year that provides an additional year of support.

Doctoral students are eligible for research and teaching assistantships. Some students are employed on faculty research projects while others hold formal part-time teaching appointments at Boston College and other Boston area colleges and universities. Students also receive mentoring on how to successfully compete for national dissertation grants.

Students have also received scholarships and awards from organizations such as the Sarah Haley Memorial Fund Social Work Scholarship in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work Pre-Dissertation Initiative.  Students are also encouraged to explore grant opportunities available through the Open Education Database.