Five College Circle of Scholars

Why I Chose Smith

Hear from M.S.W. alums about what drew them to Smithand what kept them here.

The Five College Circle of Scholars (5CCS) is a program available to students who are completing (or have completed) an undergraduate degree at one of the Five Colleges and who are interested in applying to the Smith College School for Social Work for their Master of Social Work.

SSW offers a nationally recognized, 27-month graduate program in clinical social work. Through rigorous internships at sites across the country, we train our students to become exceptional clinical social workers, dedicated to social justice and to creating change in the world.

Admission Live: M.S.W. Q&A

For anyone interested in applying to the M.S.W. program

Thursday, November 12, 12-1 p.m. (EST)
Tuesday, December 1, 12-1 p.m. (EST)
Monday, December 14, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (EST)
Thursday, February 11, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (EST) Register here!

Admission Live: Advanced Standing for B.S.W. graduates

For those who have, or will receive, a bachelor's of social work
What is Advanced Standing?

Tuesday, November 10, 6-7 p.m. (EST)

Admission Live: Creating a Compelling Application

For anyone interested in applying to the M.S.W. program

Monday, October 26, 6-6:45 p.m. (EST)

Five College Circle of Scholars 

For Five College students/alumni
What is the Five College Circle of Scholars (5CCS) program?

Friday, October 2, 10-11 a.m. (EST)
Monday, October 19, 6-7 p.m. (EST)

Scholarships and Other Benefits for Five College Circle of Scholars

  • Application fee waiver
  • Priority in admission decison making
  • (and an admission decision before the winter break!)
  • Priority in grant-funded financial aid from SSW (ranging from $3,000-$22,000/year). Applicants must qualify for financial aid according to our financial aid policy.
  • Consideration for the Five College Merit Scholarship Award ($3,000)
  • Preference in the geographical location of your field internship

Qualifying criteria for the Five College Circle of Scholars program

Qualifying applicants must:

  • Have graduated from (or be about to graduate from) one of the Five Colleges.
  • Apply by November 30.

Apply as a Five College Scholar Now!

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