The Indiana Child Welfare Scholars Program is designed to provide special course work and enhanced practicum experiences that lead to employment as a public child welfare worker in the state of Indiana. Students who participate in the program will receive financial support through the Department of Child Services and will graduate with a commitment for employment with the Department. To be eligible students must be enrolled in the BSW Program.
Each student selected to participate in the program will receive full in-state tuition and mandatory fees during the duration of participation while maintaining full-time status (12 credit hour minimum), and a 2.5 overall GPA with a 3.0 GPA in the social work program.
Each student will be awarded $2,000.00 per fall and spring semesters to assist with the cost of training expenses during the course of the program, as required by the Indiana Child Services Education Program.
Program participants will have a commitment to work for the agency for a pre-determined number of months post-graduation.
Applicants will need to submit an application to the program.
Following are the minimum requirements for admission to the program:
· Minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 and grade point average of 3.0 in social work.
· Minimum of three semesters remaining before graduation.
· Interview with social work faculty and representatives of the Department of Child Services.
· A written
application describing the student’s interest in the Indiana Child
Services Education Program
· Three professional or academic references
· Academic Performance
· Verbal and written communication skills
· Volunteer experience