Financial Support

The LCOEBH offers a Stipend to support Latinx students’ education and training in social work practice with Latinx communities. In addition, MSW and PhD students conducting or presenting their research related to the behavioral health care needs of Latinx communities can apply for the LCOEBH Academic and Professional Development Awards.

LCOEBH Stipend-Based Training Program

Each year, the LCOEBH awards $10,000 stipends for MSW students interested in providing behavioral health services to Latinx communities upon graduation. To be eligible, students must complete their field internship placement in a Latinx-focused agency.

Students applying for admission to the MSW Program for Fall 2022 who want to be considered for an LCOEBH stipend must submit your UC Berkeley Graduate and Professional Application for Admission and indicate on the Social Welfare Program Page that you wish to be considered for the LCOEBH Stipend-based Training Program. 

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for the LCOEBH Stipend-based Training Program, the student must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Identify as Latinx/a/o or Hispanic

  • Be able to present proof of U.S. citizenship or status as a U.S. national or status as a Permanent Legal Resident (PLR)

  • Be accepted to an approved LCOEBH placement in a Latinx-focused agency (applies to second-year students only)

Recipient Requirements

  • Maintain satisfactory academic standing and performance and complete all University-designated graduation requirements for the MSW degree within University specified time frames
  • Complete their second-year field placement in a Latinx-focused agency
  • Participate in up to 6 hours per month of LCOEBH-related community service, including mentoring an undergraduate student, participating in panels, and other outreach efforts
  • Participate in MSW/Alumni Mentoring Program (required for first-year MSW students; optional for second-year MSW students)
  • Enroll in SOC WEL 298: Latinx Leadership Seminar (spring semester)
  • Participate in periodic program meetings with other stipend recipients and LCOEBH faculty/staff
  • Complete pre- and post-tests and evaluation requirements
  • Remain in contact and provide employment information after graduation
  • Comply with all standard university fellowship rules, regulations, eligibility requirements and terms of the award

LCOEBH Stipend-based Training Program Application 2022-2023 (upload this to your MSW application).

Professional Development Awards

Funding for student-initiated faculty-mentored research grants and for students presenting their research findings at conferences and other venues is available through the LCOEBH. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Students may request one award per year.

Apply for an award

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