Now available: Funding for MSW students interested in child welfare

The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) is now accepting applications for Title IV-E funding from prospective and current Master of Social Work students who are interested in child welfare.
Federal Social Security Title IV-E funds subsidize child welfare services to keep children in their families when possible, provide permanency planning services, or finance out-of-home placement. Public child welfare services are those provided by state or county child protection, foster care, adoption, and family services agencies.
By providing Title IV-E educational support to MSW students, CASCW seeks to improve the quality of public child welfare services. Students who receive this support follow child welfare-specific curriculum requirements, including selecting Family and Children as a primary concentration. Students also attend CASCW meetings, forums, and experiential learning events to further their knowledge, and seek and accept post-graduate employment in a public child welfare setting.
Financial support varies each year, depending upon CASCW’s access to federal matching funds. Generally financial support amounts to $5,000 per semester for three or four semesters depending on student program. Stipend awards are contingent upon the Center’s receipt of Title IV-E funding. The Title IV-E budget and University educational costs for 2013-14 are not known at this time.
To apply, please visit our Title IV-E Stipend Information webpage.
If you have questions regarding Title IV-E educational support, please contact Liz Snyder at snyde276@umn.edu.