In late summer 2015, ACS was pleased to announce the newly established Dr. James R. Dumpson Scholarship Program to provide financial support to current ACS employees who have demonstrated a commitment to a career in child and family services and who are motivated to become leaders in our field.
This scholarship program was established to honor the legacy of Dr. James R. Dumpson, social work practitioner, educator, scholar, public servant, and advocate. Dr. Dumpson served as commissioner of public welfare and commissioner/administrator of the Human Resources Administration, overseeing notable reforms in the child welfare system.
His visionary and humanitarian life’s work established standards of excellence to which all human services students who are the recipients of this award must aspire as they follow in his footsteps. Learn more about the legacy of Dr. Dumpson.
The scholarship will cover tuition at a comparable degree-bearing graduate program of study, equivalent to the cost of a two-year master’s degree at a CUNY graduate program, as long as the awardee remains enrolled and in good standing each year. The program awarded a total of $532,000 in scholarships in academic year 2015-2016 and applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.
In its first year, the ACS Workforce Institute awarded 40 staff members with scholarships to attend various universities including CUNY, Fordham University, New York University, Yeshiva University, and Metropolitan College of New York. View profiles of 2015-2016 scholarship recipients.
Questions regarding this scholarship and the application process may be sent to the ACS Workforce Institute.