Stipend Programs

Training and stipend programs providing training as well as funding during your studies in exchange for employment in certain areas after graduation. These are available in both  the MSW and the BASW program.

Title IV-E Child Welfare program

The Title IV-E Child Welfare program at SJSU provides a stipend to eligible MSW students who agree to work full time after graduation in county public child welfare services for a specified period of time. There are different versions of the program available for 2-Year Full-Time On-Campus, 3-Year Part-Time On-Campus, and Online/Hybrid students. Program details and application information available on the Title IV-E program website

Integrative Behavioral Health (IBH)

The San Francisco Bay Area Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Training Program is open to second-year Field/Practicum MSW students who will be at placements that offer services using an integrated behavioral health (IBH) model. The application for this competitive program (which includes a stipend) for the 2023-2024 year closed on February 28, 2023. If you have any questions, please email

Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Scholarship

The Santa Clara County Mental Health Stipend Program is available to both junior and senior BASW students. The application process occurs three times per year. The due dates are 9/15/23, 1/19/24, and 8/16/24. Please click HERE for access to the application.

For program details and application information for the BASW Mental Health Program, contact Erin Osanna-Barba at

CALSWEC Adult Protective Services MSW Stipend Program 

The APS Stipend Training Program is seeking MSW candidates who have an interest in working with older and/or vulnerable adults.

Applications for the Adult Protective Services (APS) Stipend Training Program are now being accepted HERE. The deadline for current MSW students is April 30, 2024

Please note, final decisions regarding stipend awards will be made in late June.  The School of Social Work is currently reviewing MSW applications for Fall 2024 admission.  Those incoming students will have an opportunity and later deadline to apply for the APS Stipend (early June 2024).  

Students may contact the Coordinator, Matthew Breaux, at for more information.

CALSWEC Public Behavioral Health Program

The CALSWEC Public Behavioral Health Training Program is available to MSW students. Training  program information can be viewed on the CALSWEC Berkeley website.Students may contact the Coordinator, Maria Ciriaco, at for more information.

Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) Mental Health Professional Development Grant (MHSPD) Stipend

The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) seeks to increase the number and diversity of credentialed school social workers serving in Santa Clara County's (SCC) high-needs schools. In collaboration with San Jose State University’s (SJSU) School of Social Work, and funded by the United States Department of Education, SCCOE seeks to minimize fiscal obstacles by offering significant stipends to engage in the rewarding career of School Social Work. Stipend recipients are required to work in SCC priority needs schools upon earning their Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC) in School Social Work.

Two Levels of Stipends are available:

  • Up to $59,000 for students in the Masters of Social Work program also earning a PPSC
  • Up to $16,500 for students in the Post-Masters PPSC Program  

Program details and application information is available on the MHSPD-SJSU Grant Info Sheet

Alameda County Stipend

The Alameda County Stipend is available to final year MSW students. Students may learn more about the stipend program on the Alameda County Behavioral Health Services Graduate Student Intern Stipend Program website.


CSWE Scholarship and Fellowships

Learn more HERE.


Substance Use Disorders Education and Leadership Scholars Program 

Learn more HERE.

The Substance Use Disorders Education and Leadership Scholars Program is supported by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and was created to engage BSW and MSW students by developing a cohort of social work leaders specializing in substance use disorders using practice, research, and policy mentors. The cohort will provide scholarships to students to incentivize their opportunities to practice in this specialty area, create opportunities for social work field instructors and their agencies to enhance their training and mentorship of social work students, and strengthen agency/university partnerships to evaluate innovative practice interventions through social work research. For more information, view here.

Minority Fellowship Program

Learn more HERE.

CSWE's Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) opportunities support the mission of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to reduce the effects of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities by increasing racial/ethnic minority individuals who are trained to work with underrepresented and underserved persons with or at risk for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.

Information Session

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024  
Time: 12:30–2:00 PM (ET) 
Location: Zoom 

Q&A Session With MFP Staff 

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 
Time: 2:30–3:30 PM (ET) 
Location: Zoom

Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund

Learn more HERE.

The Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund was established by the CSWE Board of Directors in recognition of Carl A. Scott's contributions to CSWE and the social work profession. The components of the Fund includes an annual lecture series given at the Annual Program Meeting, a publication program, and scholarship assistance. Two scholarships in the amount of $500 each are awarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to work for equity and social justice in social work.

Two $500 Book Scholarships Now Available Through the Carl A. Scott Fund.

The CSWE 2024–2025 Carl A. Scott Book Scholarship application is now open via the online application system. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 4, 2024, 11:59 PM (ET). 

The Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund was developed to continue Carl Scott’s legacy of equity and social justice in social work through building knowledge and furthering the well-being of individuals and their communities. 

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Doctoral Student Policy Fellowship

Learn more HERE.

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), and Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE) announce the inaugural Social Work Doctoral Student Policy Fellowship and are accepting applications for this opportunity to connect social work research with policymaking in Washington, DC. This program will create an opportunity for social work doctoral fellows to make a stronger link between their research and policy, expose them to the ways their research experience and backgrounds are used by practitioners in government to influence and inform policy, promote the value and significance of investments in social work and social work research on Capitol Hill, and cultivate a cadre of social work researchers who can both advocate for investments in social work education and research, as well as disseminate this information amongst their communities of practice.