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Title IV-E Grant

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, through funding from a Title IV-E Grant, provides stipends and tuition awards for qualified Social Work majors interested in child welfare. The awards are contingent upon continued funding by DHHR under the Grant.
Student grants are based on the following criteria:
Be formally admitted into the Social Work program with 60+ credit hours of completed studies
Carry a minimum of 12 hours of coursework per semester with a GPA of 2.0 or better
Submit an application with a current transcript and resume and names/addresses of two references.
Be interviewed and accepted by a representative of the WV DHHR.
Sign a binding contract with the WV DHHR agreeing to stipulated academic standing, course work, field placement in a child welfare social service agency, and a commitment upon graduation for employment with the WV Office of Social Services if such an offer is offered to you.
Students unable to meet the conditions of the Title IV-E contract must pay back, with interest, the stipend(s) received.

Please note that the awards may affect eligibility for other financial aid and applies only after all other free aid is used. In addition, it may also be to taxation.

WVSU Foundation Scholarships

Social work students are encouraged to explore the many scholarships awarded to students who are already enrolled through the University scholarship committee. Applications may be obtained in the Office of Academic Affairs. Application deadlines are May 1 for Fall Semester and October 1 for Spring Semester. Usually, scholarships are awarded in the spring for both semesters of the following academic year. A list of these scholarships and additional information can be found in WVSU Catalog.


The Social Work Program seeks to provide a supportive environment to help students reach their academic and professional goals. As such, students’ academic and professional performance is evaluated on a regular basis in order to assess progress toward reaching individual goals. The following criteria are used for evaluating academic and professional performance:
Maintenance of an overall GPA of not less than 2.0
Minimum grade of “C” in all social work courses
Successful application for admission to the Social Work Program
Satisfactory ratings from field instructors /supervisors on all field instruction performance evaluations, including:
SW 131 Introduction to Social Work
Educ 201 Human Growth and Development
SW 404 Field Instruction
SW 406 Advanced Field Instruction
Demonstration of ethical conduct as set forth in the NASW Code of Ethics

Although evaluation of academic and professional performance is an ongoing process, students can expect to be provided with specific written feedback at the following key points in time:

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