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The Subversive Scholarship

Application Instructions

Following the legacy of Black Woman Critical Theorists, we recognize that black women can save the world. Our unique positionality affords us the ability to understand how oppression operates on a visceral level. As such, SSW centers the experiences of black female social scientists to inform mentorship around social work practice and research. Our goal is to support a village of social work scholars who combat the processes of colonialism and the resulting disparate outcomes for the minoritized groups.

Eligibility Checklist

  • Current Resident of Wisconsin

  • Attending or accepted to an accredited institution in Wisconsin (evidenced by recent transcript or acceptance letter)

  • Cover Letter with Name and telephone number and a brief statement of interest in social work (no more than 2 Pages)

  • Completed application form,

  • Recent Photo

  • Commitment to monthly mentoring sessions and bi-weekly communication during the school year

  • Personal Essay OR Digital Media OR Portfolio demonstrating interest and commitment one or more of the following causes: 

    • Black People and our liberation​

    • Decolonization Work

    • social justice

    • social work

  • Preference is given to applicants

    • That identify as Black Women

    • Residing in Grant or Dane Counties

    • Majoring in Social Work or Human Service


Submission Instructions

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