Title iv-E Child Welfare Stipends
Concentration and advanced standing students intending to work in public child welfare in Colorado may apply for Title IV-E Child Welfare stipends ranging from $14,000 to $17,000.
Stipend recipients agree to work in public child welfare in Colorado one year for each year they receive the stipend.
For more information, visit the MSW stipend information page on the Erna and Brad Butler Institute for Families website.
Americorps Education Awards
The Compact Service Corps DU AmeriCorps Program is a service program that connects students with communities through meaningful service experiences.
Students completing at least 300 hours of service over a calendar year receive an Education Award to apply towards tuition or qualifying student loans. AmeriCorps will also pay a portion of the interest that accrues on qualified student loans during a member's term of service.
Many GSSW field education placements meet AmeriCorps eligibility criteria. These include service activities such as increasing academic engagement in K-12 schools or providing primary and preventive health care.
The program provides training, support, networking and reflection opportunities. Participating members are eligible to apply for the Careers in the Common Good Scholarship to offset expenses of professional development opportunities such as conferences and trainings.
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Colorado health professions scholarships
If you intend to practice in a rural and/or underserved Colorado community in the field of behavioral health, you may be eligible for a Health Professional Scholarship of up to $15,000. Recipients agree to practice in a rural and/or underserved Colorado community for a minimum of two years after completion of their training.
For more information, please visit the Central Colorado Area Health Education Centers Program website.
If you are a full-time first-year or second-year student, and you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you may be eligible for Federal College Work-Study. The average annual award is $5,000, requiring that you work approximately 10-15 hours per week.
The University's Office of Financial Aid can assist you in identifying additional on-campus employment opportunities.
Some students choose to work off campus while attending GSSW. The faculty recommends that full-time students not work more than 20 hours per week, while part-time students are sometimes employed full-time.
In either case, you will need to keep your work hours flexible to successfully complete your program requirements.