Prospective Student Recipients

The CalSWEC schools of social work that participate in the Integrated Behavioral Health Program award one-year stipends to full-time and part-time MSW students who are in the advanced/final year of study and are planning careers in mental/behavioral health social work.

Each school recruits and selects its stipend recipients, and may add qualification requirements responsive to the needs of communities served. Stipends are available for the 2016–2017 cohort. 

The following apply to these stipend recipients:  

  • Students may receive $18,500 if enrolled full time or $9,250 if enrolled part time.
  • Students are required to take designated courses and a placement in a county-operated mental/behavioral health agency or a community-based organization that has a contract with a county mental/behavioral health agency.  
  • Upon graduation, stipend recipients are required to work full time for one calendar year at an eligible agency in a position appropriate for an entry-level MSW 
  • Employment or volunteer work may be full-time or part-time, but part-time paid or unpaid employment should be at least 20 hours a week. For part-time work, the length of the service obligation will be extended to meet the total hours requirement.
  • Stipend recipients who do not graduate on time (at the end of the academic year in which the stipend was received) or complete the employment obligation may be required to repay in cash the full cost of the stipend received .   

For more information

Contact the school you plan to attend