Your gift to one of our funding priorities has a far reaching impact. We are focusing on these key goals through 2020:
Social Work Building Renovation Project
Target Amount: $7,000,000
Renovation of the Social Work Building prepares the GCSW for the changes in
Endowed Funds for Graduate Student Scholarships and Fellowships
Target amount total: $3 Million
Current total: $2,000,000 (existing endowed scholarships and fellowships)
To be raised: $1,000,000
This goal targets student debt, which is significantly growing for GCSW students. When achieved, our students’ debt will be significantly reduced or eliminated. Such financial support will attract the “best and brightest” individuals from around the country to the University of Houston, which, in turn, will strengthen the Greater Houston community’s
Dean of Social Work Endowed Chair
Achieved in 2014 with
Social Work Endowed Chairs and Endowed Professorships for GCSW Faculty members
Target amount total: $5 Million
Current total: $3,175,000 (existing endowed professorships and chairs) To be raised: $1,815,000
To be competitive nationally, the GCSW must continue to recruit and retain top ranked faculty with proven records in research and publications, as we currently have. Of the top ten ranked social work programs, six schools/colleges ensure that every one of their faculty with a rank of Full Professor
Why give to Scholarships and Fellowships?
Because we need social workers, the professionals who are on the front lines addressing critical human needs from birth to death for all of us.
Our Goal: $1,000,000 per year to provide scholarships and stipends for all of our students.
- Donors this year are providing over $320,000 in scholarships and fellowships.
- Only one – third of GCSW students will receive financial support through scholarships and fellowships.
- Student debt for GCSW graduates is over $37,000 just for the MSW.
- Accumulated student debt is well over $50,000.
- Average starting salary for
a MSWgraduate is $45,000 (per annual survey).