Title IV-E Stipend Information
CASCW administers the Title IV-E MSW Stipend program. We provide a source of educational funding to newly admitted or returning MSW students who demonstrate commitment to the field of public child welfare. All applicants must hold U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status. Full- or part-time students are eligible to apply. IV-E students are required to select the Family and Children's Concentration.
2013-2014 Title IV-E Stipend Applications
Instructions for filling out the application
The application materials are Word documents and contain all instructions and application forms. The application form is designed to be completed electronically and emailed to Liz Snyder at email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Title IV-E or "public" child welfare?
Federal Social Security Title IV-E funds subsidize child welfare services to keep children in their families when possible, provide permanency planning services, or out-of-home placement. Public child welfare services are those provided by state or county child protection, foster care, adoption and family services agencies. By providing Title IV-E educational support to MSW students, CASCW seeks to improve the quality of public child welfare services.
How can I find out exactly what a public child welfare social worker does?
Before beginning the application, you may want to view a video produced by the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. While there would be some differences if you worked in a Minnesota county agency, basically the job responsibilities would be the same. If you decide to complete the application, you will be asked to give us your reactions to the content of this video. A link to the video is also provided in the application form.
What are the obligations to the MSW Title IV-E Stipend?
If selected for Title IV-E support, MSW students must:
- comply with MSW programmatic policies
- have at least one field placement in a county or state child welfare unit
- follow CASCW's child welfare-specific curriculum requirements, including selecting as a primary concentration Family and Children
- attend CASCW meetings, forums, and experiential learning events
- seek and accept post-graduate employment in a public child welfare setting for a period equal to the length of Title IV-E support
- understand that failure to graduate does not waive the obligation for public child welfare employment
- repay Title IV-E funds, if the public child welfare employment obligation is not fulfilled.
How much funding does the Title IV-E Stipend provide?
Financial support varies each year, depending upon CASCW's access to federal matching funds. We expect to support child welfare students with $5,000 per semester for three or four semesters depending on student program. Stipend awards are contingent upon the Center's receipt of Title IV-E funding. The Title IV-E budget and University educational costs for 2013-14 are not known at this time.
If you have other MSW Title IV-E questions, contact Liz Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org.