Eligibility Criteria

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To be eligible for this stipend at SJSU, students must be enrolled in the full time MSW program. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to, and potential for success in, a career in public child welfare services in California.

Those interested in applying for the stipend must complete and submit an application by the deadline to the Title IV-E Program. Applicants are encouraged to attend an orientation. If accepted to the MSW program, applicants must attend an in-person interview with the Title IV-E Awards Committee, composed of faculty from the School of Social Work and representatives from county social services agencies.

Stipend awards are based on a demonstrated commitment to a career in public child welfare and potential for a successful career in public child welfare services in California. Priority is given to: (1) current employees of County Child Welfare Services Agencies and California Department of Social Services, (2) CWS employees applicants who reflect the diverse client populations currently served by public child welfare agencies in California.

For application information, please see our Application page