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Indian Child Welfare Program

The Briar Cliff social work department provides educational stipends for Native American social work students who are pursuing careers in child welfare. The funding was first available in 2009 and will end with the 2014-2015 academic year.

Awarded by the U.S. Children's Bureau, the grant is a five-year project in collaboration with the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute. It was developed by the advisory committee of the Siouxland Indian Child Welfare Traineeship Project (SICWTP). The funds are used to develop and promote child welfare competencies, with a focus on Indian child welfare through social work education at Briar Cliff.

Applicants must meet the criteria set forth by the SICWTP advisory committee and the Briar Cliff Department of Admissions. Selected child welfare trainees will receive funds to help with a portion of their tuition, fees and other college expenses.

Priority will be given to applicants enrolled in a federally recognized tribe.

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