Scholarship and Stipend Opportunities
The below are various scholarship and stipend opportunities that are available for social work students to consider.
The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors and Phi Alpha Honor Society have partnered to deliver a scholarship program for undergraduate Phi Alpha members. Each year, three scholarships will be awarded. They are: (1st) $2,500, (2nd) $2,000, and (3rd) $1,500. Awards are intended to help students with expenses related to their education. The focus of the application is the student’s service, scholarship, and leadership. The first place selection will be sponsored to present as part of the conference program at the BPD annual conference each spring. Students must be members of Phi Alpha to apply. Applications are due May 30th. Awards are announced by September 1st.
The Texas Children’s Justice Act (CJA) program aims to reduce additional trauma to child abuse victims by promoting coordinated, multidisciplinary, and child-friendly approaches to the investigation and intervention in child abuse cases. To this end, the CJA program provides scholarship opportunities for professionals working in the child protection field to further develop their knowledge and skills by attending high quality training events.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Child Protective Services (CPS) Division, Title IV-E Program
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) operates a staff development and training program that supports the goals and objectives in the Child and Family Services state plan for Title IV-E training. A goal of the Title IV-E training program is to enhance the skills of current and prospective Child Protective Services (CPS) workers through undergraduate and graduate education in social work. To accomplish this stated goal, DFPS has developed the Title IV-E University Degree and Stipend Program. Texas DFPS Regions may enter into a pass-through contract with public universities in Texas that are: 1) approved to offer a social work degree, and 2) have obtained national accreditation for the social work degree program from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville qualifies for, and participates in, the DFPS Title IV-E program. Texas A&M University-Kingsville B.S.W. students who qualify will receive a stipend (financial aid) that is applied toward their educational expenses. B.S.W. students who receive this stipend must commit to employment in the CPS division of DFPS in a Title IV-E eligible position. For more information, Please contact Dr. William Fuller at (361) 593-4138 or at William.Fuller@tamuk.edu.
This page was last updated on: June 06, 2013