Kent School of Social Work Champions for Change

Our social work students today are the therapists, counselors, activists, and practitioners of tomorrow! 

The cost of education should not be a barrier for students who are bright, passionate, and diverse champions for change. 

Your gift to student scholarships directly impacts the tuition costs of our students at all levels of their social work careers, allowing them to focus on their studies in the classroom, in our community, and as future professionals in our growing field!


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About Champions for Change

View our 2021 program HERE

Kent School has roughly 30 scholarship funds specific to Kent School students, most only offer partial scholarship assistance. In 2019 we were only able to award scholarship support to roughly one in every three students who applied for aid.

During Champions for Change on March 19th we will be fundraising specifically for support to student scholarships in our bachelors, masters, doctoral, and couple and family therapy programs.

Our goal is to have 100 donors of $50+ by midnight on Friday, March 19th to unlock an above and beyond gift of $2000!

Dean Jenkins will make a gift of $2,000 if we reach 100 donors by the end of the day. You can help us make that goal!


Ranked #1 School of Social Work in KY!

Leading university unit in community engagement with the highest number of community partnerships.

Fun fact - we provided more than 123,000 hours of social work service last year, valued at $2.9 million to individuals, groups, and communities, in local, state, regional and international organizations.

Our Couples and Family Therapy (CFT) program is now its own degree program and is currently one of only two programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) offering combined training in Marriage/Couples Family Therapy (M/CFT) and Social Work.

Starting in the Fall of 2021 we will begin offering a Doctorate in Social Work degree.

We have students in 48 states, 2 US territories, and 6 countries throughout our online and in-person programs at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels.

To view photos from last year's Champions for Change CLICK HERE!


Check out our YouTube Channel

2021 Champions for Change: The Importance of Field Education in Social Work 


2021 Champions for Change: The Impact of Scholarships 


2021 Champions for Change Awards and Recognition Event 


Dean Challenge video


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