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Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Fellowship

  • Provides financial support and educational resources to M.S.W. students who are committed to a post-graduate career in public or tribal child welfare; new applicants to the M.S.W. Program should make this career goal evident throughout their M.S.W. Application.
  • This is an educational training grant award of $13,000.00 per academic year.
  • Funding is available for fall and spring semesters; there are no awards for summer matriculation.
  • Students who receive the training grants become Child Welfare Fellows, agree to seek and accept employment in public or tribal child welfare upon degree completion, and must commit to working one month for each month that they receive support from the grant.
  • See the University of Minnesota’s Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare website for further information about this training fellowship.

Eligibility:

  • Students must select the Families and Children concentration.
  • Full program students (53 credits) entering the M.S.W. Program in 2016 or 2017 are eligible for up to 4 semesters of support (there are no awards for summer study).
  • Students with Advanced Standing entering the M.S.W. program in 2016 or 2017 are eligible for up to 3 semesters of support (there are no awards for summer study).
  • This award is available to students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Special requirements:

  • Fellows must complete the Child Welfare specialization within the Families and Children concentration.
  • Fellows must complete at least one field placement in a public or tribal child welfare setting.
  • All fellows participate in special IV-E events and training.

Application for the Child Welfare Training Fellowship:

If you are applying for admission to the M.S.W. program for fall 2017, you should check the Child Welfare Training Fellowship box on the Graduate School Application. Then, in early 2017, you will be sent a final application to complete.