Field Education

Colorado Child Welfare Stipend Program

The purpose of the Child Welfare Stipend Program at Colorado State University in the School of Social Work is the education of professional social workers to effectively serve families who use public child welfare services. Funds come from Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, which provides support for child welfare services, training and education.

All students receiving a child welfare stipend make a commitment to employment in a Colorado Department of Human Services (DHS) following graduation. Students must work one calendar year for each academic year of funding. Based on the needs of the State, students not securing employment within two months of graduation may be required to accept employment in a rural county designated by the state.

To learn more and ask questions, please contact Sarah Rudisill, Distance Liaison for the Center for Lifelong Learning and Outreach Education (CLOE), at (970) 491-7817 or email

Applications and support documents for the 2018-2019 academic year will be available in early December 2017.

Colorado Child Welfare Stipend Information Session Flyer