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External Scholarships and Financial Awards

These scholarships and awards are handled externally. Please visit the associated websites if you have further questions about applying.

Looking for internal financial awards? Find more information about internal scholarships here.

Pennsylvania Capital Semester

The Capital Semester program provides students who are accepted the chance to spend the fall semester in the state capital of Harrisburg in a government related internship (or field practicum if seniors). Students continue their program of study but at the Temple Harrisburg campus. Students must be juniors or seniors by the beginning of the internship semester and possess a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more info (classes, the internship, costs, requirements and application, housing and transportation, and testimonials), visit

Washington Semester

The Washington Semester allows Temple students to gain valuable career experience in the nation’s capital, while remaining full-time students. If accepted into the program, students register for three courses in the College of Liberal Arts (two for 3 credits each, and one for 9 credits) for a 15-credit semester in the fall and spring. (Summer programs are also available for 12 credits.) The Institute for Public Affairs serves as liaison to The Washington Center (TWC), a well-established and well-regarded internship semester program in Washington, DC through which Temple students receive internships and take classes. Students must be entering their junior or senior years, and maintain a 3.0 GPA. For more info (classes, the internship, costs, requirements and application, housing and transportation, and testimonials), visit

Diamond Awards

The Diamond Award is the highest recognition by Student Affairs given to a Temple University undergraduate student. This recognition is based on a holistic evaluation of the student’s accomplishments. The Award is reserved for those who have demonstrated superior leadership, academic achievement, service to the University, and impact on a community (local, regional, or global). Through their leadership, it is clear that they are set apart from others as especially deserving of this unique honor. Award recipients are recognized at the Annual Diamond Award Ceremony.

Truman Scholarship

At the time of application, students will be a full-time pursuing a bachelor's degree with junior-level academic standing or have senior-level standing in their third year of college enrollment. Note: Students who are already attending graduate school are not eligible for the Truman Scholarship. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen (or a U.S. national) or expect to receive their citizenship by the date the Scholarship will be awarded.

Students must be nominated by their institution in a process conducted by the Truman Scholarship Faculty Representative.  The process may vary from institution to institution.  Some schools conduct a truncated version of our application process while others are more informal. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. in your time zone on the first Tuesday in February. 

What are the primary criteria for selection?

  • Extensive record of campus and community service
  • Commitment to a career in government or the nonprofit and advocacy sectors
  • Communication skills and a high probability of becoming a "change agent"
  • Strong academic record with likely acceptance to the graduate school of the candidate's choice

Temple faculty representative:

Barbara Gorka
Director, Scholar Development & Fellowships Advising

More information is available at

William (Bill) Bergman Award

This award is presented to a Temple University Student in good academic standing who demonstrates University leadership as well as service to the broader community. Preference shall be given to students with financial need who are from a Philadelphia High School.

Marc David LGBTQ Scholarship Award

The Marc David LGBTQ Scholarship has been established to provide academic financial support for an undergraduate Temple student active in the LGBTQ community. Activity may be demonstrated inside or outside of Temple University. Preference shall be given to students with financial need, but active leadership and advocacy for LGBTQ causes is paramount.

Memorial Awards

The Temple University Memorial Awards are designed to recognize Undergraduate Temple University students for their outstanding academic, leadership and service achievements. The Dean of Students Office coordinates the Memorial Awards process. For a list of all awards and qualifications required, visit

Minority Fellowship Program

CSWE's Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) opportunities support the mission of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to reduce the effects of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities by increasing racial/ethnic minority individuals who are trained to work with underrepresented and underserved persons with or at risk for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. For mor information, visit

Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund

The Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund was established by the CSWE Board of Directors in recognition of Carl A. Scott's contributions to CSWE and the social work profession. The components of the Fund includes an annual lecture series given at the annual program meeting, a publication program, and scholarship assistance. Two scholarships in the amount of $500 each are awarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to work for equity and social justice in social work. For more information, visit

Cancer Horizons College Scholarship

Cancer Horizons strives to empower cancer patients. This $1,000 scholarship is intended to support one hardworking, high achieving college student living with cancer. For more information, visit