Hokenstad Gives $100,000 to International Scholarship Fund

After establishing the Hokenstad International Scholarship Fund in 2014 with a $25,000 donation, M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, PhD, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, has given the fund another major boost with a $100,000 gift on July 1, 2017, upon the occasion of his retirement from teaching.

The Hokenstad International Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support for international students at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. It awarded its first scholarship in Fall 2015. Approximately 10% of the school’s enrollment is international students.

“This gift from Dr. Hokenstad and his wife, Dorothy, is a meaningful part of the Hokenstad legacy at our school. It will benefit many students,” said Grover “Cleve” Gilmore, PhD, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Dean in Applied Social Sciences.

This $100,000 gift is just the latest effort by a scholar dedicated to improving social welfare globally.

“I’ve had a particular interest in supporting international students for my entire career, which in large part has focused on international social work,” said Dr. Hokenstad, who is also the Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor Emeritus. “The Mandel School is one of the best-known schools of social work for international leadership. It does a lot to foster a global dimension and attract international students, who bring something unique to our programs. I am pleased that this is a scholarship just for them.”

When the fund was originally established, Case Western Reserve President Barbara R. Snyder acknowledged its significance: “This endowed fund will pay a lasting tribute to the meaningful impact Dr. Terry Hokenstad has had on our campus and provide ongoing support to the Mandel School to develop strong leaders of positive change in our world.”

Dr. Hokenstad recently retired after a 43-year academic career at the Mandel School, including serving as dean from 1974 to 1983. The author of nine books, Dr. Hokenstad has received nearly every lifetime achievement award in the field of social work, including being named a Social Work Pioneer by the National Association of Social Workers. Internationally, he is a member of the Non-Governmental Organization Committee on Ageing at the United Nations and is active in the Chinese Collaborative, which includes regular consultation at Beijing Normal University.

To make a gift to the Hokenstad International Scholarship Fund, visit case.edu/socialwork/give and denote “Hokenstad International Scholarship Fund” in the special instructions.