SOCIAL WORK LOANS, SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Project
The Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Project features the Title IV-E MSW Program, which is offered by California’s 17 accredited graduate schools of social work and social welfare. The Title IV-E MSW Program provides two years of financial support to full-time graduate social work students preparing for public child welfare careers. Since fall 2000, that amount has been $18,500 per student per year.
To be considered for a stipend students must be admitted to an accredited California graduate school of social work.
For more information: http://calswec.berkeley.edu
Mental Health Training Stipends (funded by the Mental Health Services Act)
Similar to the Title IVE Child Welfare grants, students in their 2nd year of the MSW program at California schools can receive stipends if they pursue a career in public mental health.
For more information, contact your school of social work.
Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program
The purpose of the Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program is to increase the number of appropriately trained allied healthcare professionals, and to encourage their practice in direct patient care in medically underserved areas of California. Priority is given to students enrolled in the fields of medical imaging, occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory care, social work, pharmacy, pharmacy technician, medical laboratory technologist, surgical technician, ultrasound technician, and diagnostic medical sonography. Eligible applicants may receive up to $2,500 per year, and would have a service obligation of 1 year or 100-150 hours volunteer service. This program is funded by a contribution from Kaiser Permanente. To view the Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program application, please go to the Applications page.
LCSW Loan Repayment Programs
Federal: National Health Services Corps - Californians qualify if they have or get a license out of state. For more info: http://nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov/applications/
State: Program under development, for more info: Robyn Boyer or (916) 324-6500 www.healthprofessions.ca.gov