Field Education - Stipend Programs - CalSWEC- Title IV-E Program

Field Education - Stipend Programs - CalSWEC- Title IV-E Program

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For further information, please contact:

Carol Mroz, MSW
CalSWEC Project Coordinator
(323) 343-5705
[email protected]

 California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) - Title IV-E Program

The CalSWEC Title IV-E Program is a partnership among Schools of Social Work, public human service agencies and other related professional organizations to facilitate the integration of education and practice and assure that effective, culturally competent service is delivered to the people of California.  Funded through Title IV-E monies, CalSWEC provides financial support to MSW students in exchange for a commitment to work in a public child welfare agency, within the State of California, for a minimum of one year for every year of support received.

Two Year Stipend Program: The CalSWEC Title IV-E stipend program provides for two years of support, at $18,500 per year, for a total of $37,000.

Three Year Stipend Program: Students must be current county or state child welfare employees.  All 3 year program applicants must provide a letter of support from their agency administrator/director. Students participating in the program sign a contract to render one year of continuous and satisfactory full-time employment in their home public child welfare agency for each year of IV-E education support. Once contracted, the student receives full tuition and fees, costs for required books and mileage to field internship sites.

Admission:  To be considered for a stipend, students must complete the “CalSWEC Title IV-E Program Application” included in the acceptance packet and return it with a Letter of Intent to the MSW Admissions Office within two weeks of acceptance into the program. Eligible candidates will be invited to an oral interview conducted by a panel.