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Title IV-E Stipend Program

Title IV-E provides professional education and monetary support to undergraduate and graduate Social Work students who intend to pursue or continue a career in the field of public child welfare.

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Program Goals

  • Increase the number of PCW workers in California with BASW and MSW degrees
  • Prioritize the enrollment of current state/county/Tribal social services staff
  • Prioritize the enrollment of students who reflect the diversity of California’s child welfare population
  • Provide specific program support through the provision of monetary support to students
  • Provide specific program support through a specialized competency-based child welfare curriculum

Stipend Amount

The stipend amount is $18,500 per year for both new and continuing students.

Part-time students, limited to current employees of a county or the state Department of Social Services, receive tuition and fees, costs for required books and other course related costs, and a travel allowance for each day of class.

Requirements

 

Full Time

  • Students must be accepted full time student in the MSW program.
  • Stipend recipients must agree to participate in the complete child welfare specialization as defined by the school, have a valid driver’s license and secure use of a car as required for fieldwork, and undergo pre-screening for county employment.
  • Students must agree to fulfill a work commitment upon graduation, working in a county child welfare services agency or California Department of Social Services (CDSS) child welfare division.
  • See Information and Instructions for the full list of requirements.

Part Time

  • Students must be accepted full time student in the MSW program.
  • Admittance to part-time study is limited to current employees of county departments of social services, public child welfare services agencies, or the California Department of Social Services.
  • Applicants must have a letter of support from his or her agency director.
  • Support recipients must agree to participate in the complete child welfare specialization as defined by the school, have a valid driver’s license and secure use of a car as required for fieldwork, and undergo pre-screening for county employment.
  • Students must agree to fulfill a two year work commitment upon graduation, working in a county child welfare services agency or California Department of Social Services (CDSS) child welfare division.
  • See Information and Instructions for the full list of requirements.