WSU students in the courtyard.

Child Welfare Stipend

IV-E Child Welfare Funding is available for undergraduate BSW social work students interested in public and child welfare.

IV-E BSW Students

  • Prepare to work with vulnerable children who are risk of foster care and out of home placement.
  • Take specific social work and child welfare classes.
  • Receive a stipend of $2200 per semester.
  • Complete their Practicum at a county child welfare setting.
  • Upon graduation seek and accept, if offered within 3 months of graduation, a child welfare job in a county, state or tribal child welfare agency.
  • Remain employed in a public or tribal child welfare position for a length of time equivalent to the amount of time financial support was received.

Interested social work students - Please watch the following video regarding what a realistic job preview of work in this field may be like.  You will be asked about this video when you interview for the IV-E stipend program: 


If you are interested in applying to the Child Welfare Scholars Program, please complete the application below. Application deadlines are the fourth Tuesday in October and fourth Tuesday in March. 

IV-E Child Welfare Brochure & Application Form

For detailed information, please contact Dr. Ruth Charles at