No application! No essay! Simply apply to Social Work graduate program by April 15 to be considered for a Merit Scholarship. Prospective students selected to receive a merit scholarship will be notified soon after they receive their admission acceptance packet.
The Schierling Grant: Excellence in Global Education and
International Field Experience for the MSW students
The purpose of the Schierling Grant is to enable MSW students to understand global interconnectedness as a central aspect of their work and have an appreciation of the international perspective, an understanding of global events and influences, and a sense of how global and local events affect populations and culture through an experience of international field education.
Benefits: The Schierling grant annually provides $ 15,000 to sponsor international
airfare and four weeks of room and board. The same MSW student’s and faculty member’s airfare and conference registration fees will be supported, if their papers are accepted for presentation at an international conference. In addition, participating students will receive field practicum hours.
Through the Schierling grant, in May, 2018, four MSW students and an MSW faculty member went to Kenya, for 4 weeks and in May, 2019, five MSW students and an MSW faculty member went to Romania for four weeks.
The 2022 International Field Experience in Romania is already determined.
The application submission information will be posted in mid-November, 2021.
Mrs. Angela Marie Hyo Jae Ryoo-Kim Memorial Scholarship
A brief biography of Mrs. Angela Marie Hyo Jae Ryoo-Kim:
It is a distinct honor and privilege to share the legacy of Mrs. Angela Marie Hyo Jae Ryoo-Kim who lived her life according to four principles: faith in God, love of family, the value of education, and service to others. Mrs. Ryoo-Kim married Mr. Joseph Man Hung Kim and they had six children, 3 boy sand 3 girls. Both Mr. and Mrs. Kim were born in North Korea and they fled from the NorthKorean Communist regime to South Korea in the early 1950s. Their plan was to escape for a few days and then return to their home for good. However, their few days became a permanent separation from the rest of their family members. Because, in July 1953, the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) was created and the North Korean Communist regime closed the border between North and South Korea which is still in effect today.
Mr. and Mrs. Kim’s unplanned resettlement in South Korea was not an easy transition. They lost their two oldest children (a daughter and son) and they were forced to accept their separation from the rest of their family in North Korea.
Mrs. Ryoo-Kim used to say “in spite of the hard life circumstance, we (her husband and she) were determined to start all over and believed that with the providential care of God, we will rewrite our story for the sake of our children.”
Their faith, steadfast spirit and life principles certainly paved a new pathway for their off-spring in South Korea and the United States. Mrs. Ryoo-Kim was an avid reader and a life-long learner. She attended her church sponsored senior programs, took English and health care classes, and participated in arts and crafts and senior yoga classes. Her other joy was traveling with her family and friends. She believed in the importance of education and encouraged and empowered all her children and grandchildren to attain higher education. She emphasized what education can do for an individual and how education can be a tool to make a difference for the common good. She ensured her children were well educated and became contributing members of society. Another guiding principle of Mrs. Ryoo-Kim was her faith in God. She read the entire bible three times, participated in bible study, actively attended Mass and faithfully prayed for the people who were on her prayer list. God was the core of her being and her family was the center of her life.
The Mrs. Angela Marie Hyo Jae Ryoo-Kim memorial scholarship is founded on her life principles: faith in God and love and care of one’s family with one’s whole heart, educating yourself and serving others with your knowledge and talents.Mr. and Mrs. Kim’s family is very grateful for Mr. and Mrs. Antonia and Hans Schierling’s thoughtful, meaningful and generous gift to memorialize Mrs. Ryoo-Kim’s legacy through MSW students’ education.Mrs. Angela Marie Hyo Jae Ryoo-Kim’s brief biography was written by her daughter,Sister Angela Kim, IHM
Mrs. Angela Marie Hyo Jae Ryoo-Kim Memorial Scholarship Criteria:
*Eligibility: Marywood University Scranton MSW Students
*Priority: Daughter or son of an immigrant family
First generation college graduate
*Personal essay (3 to 5 pages/double spaced):
Share your personal philosophy of education
What do you plan to do with the MSW degree?
What kind of community service project(s) would you like to engage in while a student and in the future?
Please submit your personal essay to Sister Angela Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 24th