Stipend Programs

CalSWEC Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program


The CalSWEC Title IV-E Program provides professional education and monetary support to graduate social work students who intend to pursue or continue a career in the field of public child welfare. All incoming students who meet normal CSUEB MSW admissions standards and IV-E requirements are welcome to apply for this stipend. IV-E applications have the same deadline as departmental MSW applications, but all IV-E applications are to be submitted electronically through this link CSUEB IV-E Application Form (application link is open Oct 1, 2020) by December 15, 2020. Please read all details on the IV-E Program, eligibility criteria as well as application process before applying by clicking this link: IV-E Info Sheet 


The goals of the CalSWEC Title IV-E MSW Program:

  • To increase the number of public child welfare (PCW) workers in California with MSW degrees
  • To prioritize the enrollment of current state/county/Tribal social services staff
  • To prioritize the enrollment of students who reflect the diversity of California’s child welfare population
  • To provide specific program support through the provision of monetary support to students
  • To provide specific program support through a specialized competency-based child welfare curriculum


CSUEB IV-E Alumni Testimonial: Read about our CSUEB Title IV-E alumni’s (Najeeb Kamil) testimonial: CSUEB IV-E Alumni Testimonial

Child Welfare Worker Realistic Job Preview: Watch this video for a realistic look into what child welfare work entails - get a feel for what skills and qualifications are needed on the job, as well as what a typical day would look like. Realistic Job Preview

Hear from Former Title IV-E Students: Find out what former Title IV-E students all over California have to say about the program: IV-E Students Speak

 Title IV-E Graduate Testimonial, En Español: IV-E Graduate Testimonial Spanish


CalSWEC Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) MSW Stipend Program

This program, for Advanced Year Students in the Community Mental Health concentration, focuses on preparing students to work in integrated primary care and behavioral health settings. For example, a setting where people can get help with medical issues like diabetes or asthma, and also get support for mental and behavioral health needs. This video helps explain the model:

Students complete their second-year internship in an eligible setting and participate in trainings in the integration of primary care and behavioral health and inter-professional practice. Some of the training is with students through the Samuel Merritt Interprofessional Program at the Simulation Lab

The program is funded through the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and managed in partnership with the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC). Students who participate in this program receive a $10,000 stipend. A call for applications is sent out to first-year MSW students towards the end of the fall semester, and an information session is typically held in early spring semester. We are able to offer this stipend to six students.

CalSWEC Integrated Behavioral Health with Medication Assisted Treatment of Substance Use Disorders (MAT-SUD) MSW Stipend Program

This program is a subset of the IBH stipend program for students with a special interest in working with providers who offer medication assisted treatment of substance use disorders. The video below gives an example of what this treatment approach involves. We are able to offer this stipend to four students. The stipend amount is the same as for the IBH program.

Treating Addiction in Primary Care: Marin City Health and Wellness from Center for Care Innovations on Vimeo.