School of Social Work 2021

School of Social Work 2021

The School of Social Work is one of the fastest growing schools on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. With nearly 800 graduate and undergraduate students now enrolled, our School is dedicated to preparing culturally responsive social work practitioners and scholars who play a vital role in helping the people and communities we care about thrive and live resiliently. They have chosen this profession due to their passion for helping vulnerable populations, but now depend on financial aid and scholarships to achieve their educational goals.

Field education is a critical step for social work students by giving them the opportunity to experience a social work practice. They actively observe experts, reflect on their experience, and begin to develop and practice their personal guidelines in a supervised setting. Most field placements don't offer a salary or hourly pay. As a for-credit experience, students are working primarily to gain experience, and are essentially paying to work and may be accruing additional expenses such as extra transportation costs to participate, and may be unable to work an additional job while participating in field placement internships.

Support from annual gifts will help the School of Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno ease that financial burden by providing student interns with a $500 stipend in lieu of an hourly wage. Please consider making a gift today to support our Social Work students.

Currently, there are over 300 students from diverse backgrounds completing field placements. The beauty of Social Work is that it attracts people with a rich and diverse array of experience. What they have in common is the choice they have made to become professional social workers. Though through their training, experiences, worldview, and compassion, their goal is to promote a more equitable world, not to earn the highest salaries.

Will you help make an impact on their success? By making a gift today you can ensure that more students are able to complete these critical learning experiences without incurring additional debt. 

Thank you for your consideration of making a tax-deductible gift to the School of Social Work. If you’d like additional information about supporting the School of Social Work, please contact Jillian Szewczak at or (775) 682-7178.

You can make your gift in a variety of ways:

Online on this page

By Phone: Call (775) 784-1587

By Mail: University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Mail Stop 0162, 1664 N Virginia St Reno, NV 89557-0162

Please make checks payable to University of Nevada, Reno Foundation and indicate which area you would like to support.

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