Program Grants and Awards

MSW Child Welfare Stipend

The University of Wisconsin Green Bay Social Work Professional Programs participates in the Child Welfare Education Program (CWEP) offered through the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. The Child Welfare Education Program provides grant-funded educational support to Social Work students preparing for employment and advancing to leadership positions in the field of public and tribal child welfare.

Public and tribal child welfare agencies in Northeast Wisconsin need a well-prepared workforce to insure the safety, permanence and well-being of our region’s most vulnerable children. Through courses and field work, UW Green Bay’s CWEP prepares professional social workers to serve these children, families, communities, and agencies.

The Child Welfare Education Program has two primary goals:

    To prepare graduate social work students for employment in regional public or tribal agencies that provide child welfare services, and;
    To prepare current employees of these agencies for specialized practice and leadership in the field of public or tribal child welfare.

Toward this end, the program combines specialized child welfare coursework with a supervised field practicum in a public or tribal child welfare agency in NE Wisconsin. Students accepted into the program are awarded a yearly in-state tuition stipend, paid at the start of each semester. Program participation requires a commitment by the student to work in a public or tribal child welfare agency upon graduation.

All graduate students are provided information about the CWEP program as they enter their specialized year in the MSW Program. Interested students may also contact the Child Welfare Coordinator, Dana Johnson ( or (920) 465-2346) for more information about the application and program requirements.

*Students who have not received undergraduate child welfare related coursework or who have limited child welfare employment experience, will be required to attend four (4) summer workshops (3 hours each); which contain materials regarding all aspects of the child welfare system, child welfare practice, policy, and child welfare reform.

MSW Child Welfare Program Materials
Please review the program guidelines before beginning your application:
UWGB MSW Child Welfare Education Program Guidelines

If you would like to review the questions before you begin the application below, you may find the sample questions here.

As part of the application process you are to review a realistic job video.  Here is the link to the video: Realistic Job Video

When ready to complete the online application (you cannot save or re-enter your application) click on the following link:
UWGB MSW Child Welfare Education Program Stipend Application (available after February 1, 2019)

Deadline: Title IVE stipend applications are due February 28th, 2019. Interested students are invited to contact the Child Welfare Coordinator, Dana Johnson, MSW at (920) 465-2346 or to obtain more information about the stipend program and the field of public child welfare.