HSU’s Department of Social Work partners with the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) and County/Tribal organizations to strengthen the child welfare workforce and improve services for children and families. Each of these stipend programs provide support and resources for students in exchange for a commitment to employment in a public or Tribal child welfare setting post-graduation.
BASW - Child Welfare: Full Time: $15,000 stipend in the senior year. Part Time Program: Up to $14,164 per year for junior and senior year, for tuition, fees and books for students who are employed by a County/Tribal social services agency; need support from employer.
MSW - Child Welfare: Full-time Program: $18,500 annual stipend for one or two years; Part-time Program: Up to $14,164 for tuition, fees and books; for students who are County/Tribal social services employees; need support from employer.
Pathway Program: Part Time Distributed Learning BASW or MSW: Up to $14,164 for tuition, fees and educational expenses for students who live in rural and remote regions of California and who are employed by a County/Tribal social services organization; need support from employer.
NOTE: For all programs, post-graduate employment required and an additional 1.5 unit field seminar is required per semester during internship years. Applicants must apply to the BASW or MSW programs before applying to the CalSWEC Title IV-E Stipend Program. There is one application for all of the above listed CalSWEC Title IV-E Stipend programs. The Project Coordinators for the Title IVE programs will select participants for the appropriate program based on meeting eligibility requirements and through an interview. Selection for the Title IV-Programs will be made approximately 1-2 months after admissions notification. For students employed by a County Social Services or a Tribe, a letter of support must be signed by the Director and Supervisor at your employing agency. Please consult with a Title IV-E Project Coordinator to obtain a sample of the Letter of Support required and determine whether you are required to submit a letter of support.
For further information and to apply, please REQUEST A CONSULTATION HERE.
You may also visit the CalSWEC site for general information about CalSWEC.