Thank you for your interest in contributing to Western Michigan University's School of Social Work in the College of Health and Human Services. Your thoughtful support is much appreciated. Giving makes higher education more accessible for aspiring social workers, who will go on to make significant impact on their communities and world. Plus, all gifts are tax deductible. Join the legacy!

Individual funds in Social Work

You can donate to the school in general or select a specific fund to direct your gift. The funds with hyperlinks allow you to donate directly through the giving website, and you can donate to the remaining scholarships by designating them specifically in the memo section. Check out the scholarship page for descriptions of each scholarship. If you are interested in starting a new scholarship or making a planned gift, please contact the Office of Development & Alumni Relations at (269) 387-8700.

Departmental Funds

Student Scholarship Funds

  • John P. Mellein Endowed Scholarship in Social Work
  • Rebecca Binkowski Memorial Scholarship
  • Charlene Cove Russell Endowed Scholarship

  • Steven Crumm Scholarship 

  • Nathaniel McCaslin Scholarship

  • Robert Barstow Scholarship

  • Deloris Jordan Phillips Scholarship:

  • Elena Thomas Honorary Endowed Scholarship:

  • Victoria and willie h. pickard Endowed Scholarship:

  • Gayle Strutz Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  • Whitney Young Scholar Award


Contribute by check

Make checks payable to the WMU Foundation and write "Social Work" on the memo line. If you are designating your gift to a specific program or project, please include that name in the memo section. Mail checks to:

WMU Foundation, Gift Processing
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5403 USA