Announcements

General Announcement- FERPA

by Student Support -

Hello Students,

This is a reminder that students must include their Student ID in ALL communication including phone calls, voicemails and emails. 

Thank you.

MSW and MBA: studentsupport@ollusa.edu

MAC: jgrooms@ollusa.edu

The Hogg Foundation scholarship opportunity for MSW students

by Student Support -
Scholarship opportunity for current MSW students. 

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is accepting applications for a scholarship program that awards $5,000 to graduate students who are committed to providing mental health services after graduation. The Ima Hogg Scholarships reflect the foundation’s commitment to address the need for more trained social workers providing quality mental health services to the people of Texas.
Every Texas-based graduate school of social work, accredited or pending accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education, is invited to recommend one student to receive an Ima Hogg Scholarship. The foundation awards only one scholarship per university per year.
 Guidelines for eligibility include that nominated students must:
 • Be pursuing a master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) and plan on providing quality mental health services to the people in Texas.
• Be recommended for the scholarship by the dean or director (or approved designee) of the graduate social work program.
• Have completed (or be about to complete) their first year of graduate studies in social work and be prepared to enter their second year in the program in the fall of 2024. Students admitted to a one-year advanced standing program beginning the fall of 2023 are eligible (graduation May 2024).
 • Demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in providing mental health services to underserved or underrepresented individuals and their communities in Texas upon obtaining their master’s degree.
• Self-identify the need or financial hardship for the award and if awarded, how this award will provide fiscal relief and lessen the financial burden faced by the student.

To apply, submit the following to the Worden Department (WordenEvents@ollusa.edu) by Sunday, 3/17/24. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
• Ensure you meet all requirements listed above;
• Submit: Resume;
• Submit: A personal statement- 500 word maximum (include state of residency, student ID #, program- advanced or foundation- and year of study). Students should address their career goals, why they chose social work as a career, their experience to date (if any) in providing mental health services, how the MSW credential will help them meet their career goals, the impact they hope to achieve as a social worker, and how this scholarship, if awarded, will provide fiscal relief, and lessen the financial burden faced by the student.

Worden will complete an initial screening of applicants. That list will go to the Worden Director to recommend one student from the list and draft a letter of recommendation. Do not reach out for a recommendation letter; that will only be drafted if you are the selected recipient. Due to the high volume of applicants, only the selected recipient will be contacted by Friday, 3/29/24.




Spring A Withdrawal Deadline this Friday

by Student Support -

Hello,

The last day to request a Withdrawal from Spring A courses is this Friday February, 16, 2024.

If you need to Withdraw from your class, please contact your SSC right away. Earning a 'W' will not affect your GPA, but you will be financially responsible for the class. Please be advised that earning a 'W' may affect your Financial Aid and you may need to back pay any funds that were disbursed. 

Please contact your FA counselor if you have questions about your financial aid.

*All Withdrawal requests must be emailed to your SSC and must include the course name and number of the course you are Withdrawing from, PLUS a statement acknowledging that you understand you are financially responsible for the class.

You must email this request to studentsupport@ollusa.edu by 2/16/24. 

Thank you.

Monica Jones- MSW Student Services Coordinator

studentsupport@ollusa.edu


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