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MSW Fellowship in Aging

As part of its continued commitment to fostering excellence in social work and aging, the Rutgers School of Social Work offers fellowships in social work and aging. MSW students who are selected as fellows demonstrate exceptional commitment to work with older adults and their families. They also demonstrate a high level of potential for enacting leadership in gerontology at any level of social work practice. The MSW Fellowship in Aging is part of Rutgers' participation in the national Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education. 

To Learn More about the Fellowship

  • Visit the "frequently asked questions" page about the program by clicking here.
  • View a brief informational video about the program by clicking here.
  • Learn about prior fellows' leadership projects by clicking links within the box located in the top right-hand corner of this webpage.

Benefits of the Fellowship

  • A scholarship of $2,000.
  • An enhanced field placement in aging that includes a student-directed, field-based project to promote leadership development for the field of aging.
  • Additional advising from faculty and peers.
  • A mark of distinction on your resume.


  • Accepted into the MSW Aging & Health Certificate program.
  • Students in either the Clinical OR Management and Policy(MAP) specializations are eligible to apply.

How to Apply

The Application for the Fellowship in Aging 2019-2020 is now open for traditional MSW students starting their advanced year (2nd year) field placements in the fall of 2019. The application closes on 12/31/2018.

The application involves completing an online form and, if selected as a candidate, participating in an interview.

Link to the online application:

(Please note: The deadline for Advanced Standing and Traditional MSW students to apply for the 2018-2019 Fellowship has passed). 


2018-2019 MSW Fellows in Aging 

Congratulations to the following students selected as MSW Fellows in Aging for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year: Justin Carino (Rutgers School of Public Health, Newark), Joseph McNulty (Parker Home, Piscataway), Rachel Nof-Gartner (Daughters of Miriam, Clifton), and Corinne Stackpole (Jewish Family & Children's Services, Teaneck).

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