About Title IV-E Undergraduate Stipends
Stipends of approximately $1900 per semester are awarded to selected undergraduate students in the social work programs of the participating universities. Students selected for the stipends agree to complete a child welfare course, attend special seminars and meetings, complete their field placements in a county or tribal child welfare unit, and work in public or tribal child welfare when they graduate from their BSW programs. Students must demonstrate a commitment to the field of public/tribal child welfare.
Upon graduation, students who have received a stipend must seek and accept, if offered within 3 months of graduation, a child welfare job in a county or tribal social service agency. BSW Title IV-E Consortium stipend students are obligated to remain in public child welfare employment for a length of time equal to that for which they received stipend support. Students usually take 1-2 years to complete their post graduation employment payback requirement.
Before applying for a Title IV-E stipend, you may want to view a video produced by the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill about working in public child welfare. While there would be some differences if you worked in a Minnesota county agency, basically the job responsibilities would be the same.
For information on specific Minnesota BSW Title IV-E Consortium
Bemidji State University
Minnesota State University Mankato
Minnesota State University Moorhead
St Cloud State University
Winona State University