Social Justice Scholars Program
Full-tuition scholarships and specialized, rigorous academic programming for master’s students
The Social Justice Scholars Program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) is a competitive scholarship program with the aim of enhancing SP2’s ongoing commitment to the recruitment and retention of students with a particular interest in and demonstrated capacity for social justice leadership in their field. Social Justice Scholars will receive full tuition benefits, be supported through an enriched structure of mentorship and additional training opportunities, and be part of a dynamic cohort of scholars.
In their own words
Paloma Brand, MSW’23
Paloma is one of the inaugural Social Justice Scholars.
“Social innovation and social justice should really involve the communities that social work impacts.”
Frequently asked questions
Program: MS in Social Policy
Entering Year: 2023
Social Justice Leadership Interests: educational justice; anti-racism; community development
SP2 welcomes third cohort of Social Justice Scholars
This fall, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) welcomed its third cohort of Social Justice Scholars, a competitive scholarship program with the aim of enhancing SP2’s ongoing commitment to the recruitment and retention of students with a particular interest in and demonstrated capacity for social justice leadership in their field.
Jessie Harper joins SP2 as director of inclusion education and Social Justice Scholars Program
Dr. Jessie Harper has joined SP2 as the inaugural director of inclusion education and the Social Justice Scholars Program. Dr. Harper comes to SP2 after nearly two decades at Penn’s Graduate School of Education (GSE), where she most recently served as assistant dean of faculty affairs and diversity.
First graduate of SP2’s Social Justice Scholars Program lands role on Capitol Hill
“What’s important to me is being in a space where I can help people and I’m constantly in a state of giving back,” says Gianni Morsell, NPL’22. The first graduate […]