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NSU receives $735,000 grant from National Child Welfare Workforce Institute

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- The Department of Social Work at Northeastern State University is now one of 11 universities nationally to receive funding to financially and educationally support social work students who desire a career in the field of child welfare.

The U.S. Children’s Bureau through the administration of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute awarded NSU $735,000 for the next five years. The NSU social work program will seek candidates who have at least 60 hours in undergraduate coursework and enroll a cohort of eight students for the upcoming summer semester.

In addition to student educational support, the grant also encompasses a formal partnership with the Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare program which will enhance tribal services through the recruitment, training and retention of a diverse child welfare workforce. 

The other 10 universities to receive national funding from NCWWI are: Indian University, Missouri State University, University of Alaska-Anchorage, University of California-Berkley, University of Connecticut, University of Minnesota-Duluth, University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of North Dakota, University of New Hampshire and Wayne State University.

For more information on the program, contact Dr. Virginia Drywater-Whitekiller, Principal Investigator at 918-444-3517. 

Published: 5/7/2014 8:25:34 AM

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