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DSW Capstone Scholarship

Capella is offering a $7,500 scholarship opportunity for new students in the Doctor of Social Work program. We’ll support you every step of the way, and when you get to your capstone, we'll help ease the financial burden with a scholarship so you can focus on the finish line, not on finding the money to keep going.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must meet Capella University admission requirements PDF.
  • Must be a new student accepted into and enrolled in an eligible Doctor of Social Work program at Capella University in January 2019. Former students reapplying to the university are also eligible.
  • Maintain good academic standing (3.01.04 Academic StandingPDF) and good financial aid satisfactory academic progress (3.01.05 FASAPPDF).
  • Must successfully pass your first course upon first attempt. Returning learners must pass first course taken upon readmission to Capella.
  • Must be enrolled in first quarter of capstone within the first 13 quarters of your DSW program.

How to Apply for the Scholarship:

  1. Submit the Capella University online admission application. If you have already applied to Capella, skip this step.
  2. Apply for the DSW Capstone Scholarship.
  3. Once you are admitted to Capella, begin courses on Jan. 7, 2019.

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Scholarship Application Deadline:

Apply before your first course begins. Applications received after your first course begins will not be considered.

Scholarship Details:

  • The $7,500 scholarship will be applied to your Capella account equally over three consecutive quarters ($2,500 per quarter) during the third week of each quarter beginning your first quarter of capstone, pending your satisfaction of eligibility requirements.
  • Must be enrolled in first quarter of capstone within the first 13 quarters of your DSW program.
  • Recipients who do not remain enrolled through the first two weeks of the quarter will forfeit the award for that quarter.
  • Recipients who change to an ineligible program, graduate, discontinue, or withdraw from Capella will have all future scholarship disbursements cancelled.
  • Recipients who do not use the full scholarship award will not be eligible for a cash disbursement or any other compensation equal to the value of the scholarship award.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for other Capella grants, scholarships, or discounts in excess of 15%.
  • The scholarship may decrease the amount of financial aid funds available to the recipient.
  • The scholarship is intended to address your cost of attendance, including but not limited to, tuition.
  • Capella University faculty and staff, as well as their spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children are not eligible for the scholarship.


Call an enrollment counselor at 1.866.739.7361 to learn more about this scholarship opportunity and explore Capella programs.

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