CHILD WELFARE SCHOLAR PROGRAM
The Idaho Child Welfare Scholar Program
provides a stipend to promising BSW and MSW social work students
who are committed to practicing social work in the field of child
welfare. These stipends are funded through Title IV-E of the
Social Security Act. The purpose of this program is to recruit and
retain qualified staff in child welfare practice with
specialization in the areas of foster care and adoptions.
Students receiving stipends must agree
to accept employment in Child and Family Services within the Idaho
Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) for a time period that
corresponds with the stipend received. Stipends are available for
both potential and current Health and Welfare employees. The MSW
stipend award is primarily intended to develop advanced skills
among experienced Idaho Health and Welfare Department employees.
Students accepted into the Child Welfare
Scholar Program are placed in public or private child welfare
agencies in Idaho for their field placement and have access to a
variety of child welfare training opportunities and resources.
Scholar Program Policy Manual