This fellowship provides financial support and educational resources to MSW students who are committed to a post graduate career in public or tribal child welfare. New applicants to the MSW Program should make this career goal evident throughout their MSW Application.
This is an educational training grant award of $11,500 per semester or $23,000 per academic year.
Funding is available for fall and spring semesters; there are no awards for summer matriculation. Full program students (53 credits) are eligible to receive the funding for four semesters. Advanced standing students (34 credits) are eligible to receive the stipend for three semesters.
Students who receive the training grants become Child Welfare Fellows. They agree to seek and accept employment in public or tribal child welfare (i.e.: positions in child protection, adoption, or foster care) 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.
If you are applying for admission to the MSW program, you should check the Child Welfare Training Fellowship box on the Graduate School Application (and choose the Families and Children concentration).