School of Social Work


The Dr. Maria O'Neill McMahon Scholarship in Social Work

This scholarship (when offered) honors the dedication to social work education and practice exhibited by the late Dr. Maria O'Neill McMahon. Dr. McMahon was the founding Dean of the School of Social Work at East Carolina University and was instrumental in helping UNCW create its School of Social Work. Scholarship can be applied to tuition and/or books.


Applicant must be enrolled as a candidate for the BSW degree, eligible for senior status, and maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 at the end of spring semester. Student must undertake full-time (12 credit hours) status each semester. Student must exhibit evidence of excellent service work and must demonstrate a continuing commitment to service above and beyond the requirements set forth by the School of Social Work.

Application Process

The applicant must complete the form below, along with a narrative explaining service work completed and evidence of commitment to future service.

Review Process

Student's GPA will be verified through the University registrar's office, and a review committee will examine all submitted materials.