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How to apply to become a Child Welfare Scholar

If you think you are interested in becoming a child welfare scholar and you have not worked in child welfare previously, we ask that you review How the Child Welfare System Works and the Minnesota Child Welfare Practice Model to provide you with an understanding of the field of child welfare.  We then ask you to watch Child Protection Work in Minnesota: A Realistic Job Preview, which is part of the application process.

When you are ready to apply, complete the appropriate Child Welfare Scholars application below and return via email to Amy Madsen at


BSW Child Welfare Scholars Program Application

2017 -2018 BSW Child Welfare Application Deadline

BSW Priority Acceptance Deadline:
If you apply by April 21, 2017 we will let you know if you have been accepted as a child welfare scholar by April 28, 2017.
Applications submitted after April 21st will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis.


MSW Child Welfare/ICWA Scholar Program Application

2017 - 2018 MSW Child Welfare Application Deadline

The Child Welfare Scholar Stipend Program is still open for 2017 -2018 and applications are being accepted on a first come first serve basis.