Catholic college launches social work program, related scholarship

The college is launching a new degree in social work. Learn more during info sessions March 3-7.
The college is launching a new degree in social work. Learn more during info sessions March 3-5.

The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) is offering scholarships to the first cohort of the school’s new bachelor-level social work program. It debuts this fall at Mesa Community College.

Every student who applies by the deadline and enrolls for the fall term is eligible to receive a scholarship of up to $4,000. St. Scholastica is a 103-year-old independent private college rooted in Catholic Benedictine tradition.
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The College of St. Scholastica is hosting several info sessions March 3-5 regarding its new bachelor of arts degree in social work.

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The social work program is designed to prepare students for community-minded careers where they can make a difference in health programs, schools, shelters, service agencies and a variety of other settings. CSS students will benefit from small class sizes, personalized learning plans and 570 hours of field experience throughout the Phoenix area.

The B.A. in Social Work program is designed to meet the needs of working adults. With a hybrid format that combines online classes with occasional in-person meetings and a seamless transfer program, CSS students can complete their degrees in two years.

“We’re thrilled to give prospective students a more accessible education in what we believe is an incredibly important and valuable career,” said Maria Laughner, regional director for St. Scholastica in Arizona. “With this scholarship, we hope to reach more students who are looking to help improve Arizona through social work and a values-driven career path.”

The first Phoenix cohort will begin this fall on Sept. 8. Priority application deadline is April 15 and the final application deadline is Aug. 1.