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At any private institution, education is expensive. A quality social work or nonprofit management degree is no different. In the past, federal funding was available to help most students defray costs. Today, top students who want to enroll in the Mandel School receive very little to no public funding.

Our top priorities are to:

  • Offer more full-tuition scholarships to top students
  • Offer increased scholarships to second-year students
  • Increase the average scholarship award per student to reduce their post-graduation debt

Your donation will help keep a robust pipeline of talented and committed social work leaders dedicated to change agency.

Community Impact

Students conduct their field education at over 1,000 agencies throughout the United States. In addition to the $6.2 million in annual economic impact from their placements, millions more dollars in impact come from faculty research projects and community-based class projects. 80% of our graduates also stay in Northeast Ohio, contributing to the brain gain of the area.

Ways to Give

Annual Fund

  • All donations provide immediate support to students

Scholarship Funds

  • Partial or Full-Term Scholarship: A named scholarship that will immediately cover part or all of a student's tuition for multiple years
  • Endowed Scholarship: A permanent fund in your name that will support a student yearly in perpetuity
  • Existing Endowed Scholarship: Extend a current fund's impact and honor someone, such as a professor or alumnus
  • Leadership Fellow program information
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Getting a scholarship to the Mandel School made it feasible for me to pursue my education in social work. I am eternally grateful to the donors who decide to invest in the next generation of social workers, and I hope to pay it back in order to help the next group of Change Leaders pursue their dreams.
— Claire Ober, MSW student

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