The Child Welfare Scholars Program is comprised of two groups:
We are also excited to announce our new ICWA Scholars Program, available to MSW Child Welfare Scholars!
The mission of the University of Minnesota Duluth's Title IV-E Child Welfare Scholars Program is to provide financial support and educational opportunities to students committed to a post-graduate career in public or tribal child welfare.
The Title IV-E Child Welfare Scholars Program promotes the development of generalist and advanced generalist social workers, practitioners, and leaders who are committed to pursuing culturally competent practice as they serve at-risk children and their families through county and tribal agencies, focusing on Northern Minnesota. The Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Project funds the majority of the Child Welfare Scholars Program. If you want to learn more about how the child welfare system works, you can visit this link here.
In the 2015- 2016 academic year, BSW students may apply for the new BSW Child Welfare Scholars Program.
In the 2015-2016 academic year, MSW students have the option of applying for (1) the Child Welfare Scholars Program or (2) the ICWA Scholars Program.
The program achieves these goals by:
Students must be accepted to either the BSW Program or MSW Program at UMD before they can apply to the Title IV-E Child Welfare Scholars Training Project. Scholars must apply to the Child Welfare Scholars Program for which they are eligible.
If they are accepted to the Scholars Program and receive a financial stipend, scholars are bound to the following:
- Sign a Memorandum of Agreement and complete the programmatic expectations of the Child Welfare Scholars Program for which they are accepted.
- After graduation, Scholars must seek and accept employment in a public child welfare setting for a period of time equivalent to the months they received a stipend.
- Scholars must complete at least one field placement in a qualifying public or tribal child welfare setting
- Scholars must complete curriculum requirements specific to child welfare practice.
- Scholars must provide the Center with documentation of their job search and service.
- Scholars must complete degree and employment search obligations or they must repay the amount of money received from stipends.
For further information about the program please contact:
220 Bohannon Hall
1207 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812
1 (888) 534-9734
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