Child Welfare Stipend

The CalSWEC Title IV-E Child Welfare Stipend Program identifies and supports the brightest and most qualified students who have made a commitment to serving in public child welfare.

Through a competitive process, social work BASW and MSW students committed to careers in public child welfare may apply for education support in the form of stipends or educational reimbursements.  Upon graduation, conditions of the support are satisfied after a successful employment period within a California public child welfare agency.

Selection Priority

  • Current staff members of county public social services agencies and employees of the California Department of Social Services (CDSS);
  • Applicants who reflect the diverse client populations currently served by public child welfare in California;
  • Specific attention to indigenous students committed to tribal and other indigenous organizations serving child welfare involved families;
  • Other qualified individuals with demonstrated experience and commitment to careers providing high-quality, culturally responsive practice in public child welfare services.

Contact Us

SDSU Social Work

Hepner Hall room 119
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4119