Colorado Child Welfare Stipend Program
The purpose of the Child Welfare Stipend Program at Colorado State University in the School of Social Work is the education of professional social workers to effectively serve families who use public child welfare services. Funds come from Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, which provides support for child welfare services, training, and education.
All students receiving a child welfare stipend make a commitment to employment in a Colorado Department of Human Services (DHS) following graduation. Students must work one calendar year for each academic year of funding. Based on the needs of the state, students not securing employment within two months of graduation may be required to accept employment in a rural county designated by the state.
- M.S.W. stipends provide between $8,000-$10,100 in funding, provided in two payments (fall/spring)
- B.S.W. stipends provide between $4,000- $6,100 in funding, provided in two payments (fall/spring)
- B.S.W. students must be approved to complete SOWK 488 as a concurrent placement during the fall and spring semester of the 2019-2020 academic year
- M.S.W. students must be approved to complete SOWK 688 during fall 2019 and spring 2020
- Students must be selected for a field placement within a DHS office
- Students will complete the IV-E application and participate in an interview for stipend recipient selection