Benefits of the Title IV-E BSW Consortium
For the Students
Student recipients of the Title IV-E stipends receive $1,900 per semester to support their education and training. They also receive specialized advising as well as child welfare curriculum.
For the Graduates
Although students who receive Title IV-E stipends are only required to stay in public child welfare jobs for an amount of time equal to the time they received support, preliminary data indicates that they stay in those jobs for much longer than their required time. Their special training in child welfare makes them attractive employees for public social service agencies and better able to serve this important segment of the population.
For the State of Minnesota
The purpose of the Minnesota Title IV-E BSW Consortium program is to prepare undergraduate professional social workers to meet the challenges of public child welfare by strengthening their preparation and education. The BSW graduates work in public and tribal child welfare agencies in Minnesota, most often in non-metro areas.
County social services directors report that the collaboration between Minnesota State Universities’ member programs and the University of Minnesota positively impacts recruitment and retention of social work-educated child welfare employees in rural areas.
For information on specific BSW Title IV-E Consortium Programs
Bemidji State University
Minnesota State University Mankato
Minnesota State University Moorhead
St Cloud State University
Winona State University