|Can I apply on my own or does someone have to nominate me?|
The application process has two steps. First, contact your program's dean or director to find out if you can be nominated for the scholarship. The dean or director may nominate two students and must send a letter of nomination for each student directly to the Hogg Foundation. Next, if you are nominated by your program, submit your application materials to the Hogg Foundation through our Web site.
|Can students submit their applications directly to the dean or director of their program?|
No. However, students may contact their school’s dean or director if they want to be nominated for the scholarship. Deans and directors may establish their own criteria for selecting nominees from their program. Students who are nominated must submit their applications online directly to the Hogg Foundation. The foundation will only consider applicants whose names have been submitted by their graduate program’s dean or director.
|If I am a part-time student, am I eligible to apply?|
No, only full-time students are eligible for the scholarship.
|I am working on my bachelorís degree in social work and in my senior year. Can I apply?|
You may apply if you have been admitted as a new graduate student to a one-year advanced standing program and you have been nominated by your school’s dean or director.
|I am in my second year of graduate school in psychology at my university. Can I apply?|
No, only graduate social work students are eligible for the scholarships.
|I am a professor, how many students can I nominate from my school?|
Please coordinate nominations with the dean or director of your social work graduate program. Eligible programs may nominate two students. Their names must be submitted by the head of the program.
|What criteria will you use to make your selections?|
The Hogg Foundation appoints a scholarship committee to review all applications. The committee considers several factors when reviewing applications, such as the applicant’s resume, professional goals, commitment to providing mental health services after graduation, previous work history, stated financial hardships, personal experience with mental health as a consumer or family member, and grade point average.
|Are there any stipulations on what the scholarship funds can be used for?|
Scholarship funds may be used to assist the student in pursuing a graduate degree in social work. Recipients may decide how best to apply the funds toward education costs such as tuition, fees, books or housing.
|Do scholarship recipients make any commitment to the foundation upon graduation?|
Miss Ima Hogg created the scholarship program in 1956 to address the need for more trained social workers to provide quality mental health services in Texas. While scholarship recipients are not required to sign a formal work agreement with the foundation, applicants must demonstrate their commitment to providing mental health services upon graduation.