Field-based Stipend Programs for MSW Students

Stipend-based training programs provide support for eligible MSW students in certain fields of study. Some stipend programs are offered in exchange for a contractually obligated, post-graduation employment commitment for a specified time period.

To understand how stipend awards may affect other financial aid eligibility, please see the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office's Graduate Award Guide.

Child Welfare Scholars Program

The Child Welfare Scholars Program is Berkeley's implementation of the Title IV-E Child Welfare Stipend Program, administered by the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC).

MSW admits who have been selected as Child Welfare Scholars receive a training stipend of $18,500 per academic year for up to two years, in exchange for a post-graduation work commitment of at least two years in a California county public child welfare service agency.

For more information about Child Welfare Scholars eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit the Child Welfare Scholars Program.

Latinx Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health Stipend Program

Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Berkeley Social Welfare's Latinx Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health (LCOEBH) aims to address the relative shortage of Latinx/Hispanic students in graduate-level social work education. The Center's goal is to promote success among Latinx social work students through enhanced training and educational opportunities in behavioral health.

Starting this year, the LCOEBH stipends for both first-year and second-year MSW students are for $10,000.

For more information about LCOEBH Stipend Program eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit the Latinx Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health.