Weisdorf Oncology Social Work Fellowship

In 2023-2024, the Weisdorf Oncology Social Work Fellowship will provide financial support for up to two (2) Master of Social Work students who are committed to pursuing a career that focuses on oncology social work practice. This one-time fellowship provides an $8,000 award and a $1,000 stipend for travel expenses to attend the Association of Oncology Social Work annual conference.


The student must be enrolled in a specialization year practicum during the fall and spring semesters (i.e., SW 8020 or SW 8030). Fellowships are not available for a student completing a summer block practicum. Also, the student must be enrolled in either the Health, Disability and Aging (HDA) or Clinical Mental Health (CMH) specialization. Both full program and advanced standing students are eligible for this fellowship.


The student should complete the School of Social Work Scholarship and Fellowship Application .

Special requirement

To be considered for this fellowship, the student must be matched with and accept an approved specialization practicum. Therefore, the application process does not take place until after the practicum matching process.


For questions about the fellowship, please send an email to Joseph Merighi: jmerighi@umn.edu