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The Child Welfare Title IV-E Career Path is a grant administered by the Utah State Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) for students admitted to the University of Utah’s Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program. 


Full in-state tuition payment 

For up to 48 BSW core credit hours

$1,100 Stipend

During BSW practicum, or internship with DCFS

$500 Incentive

For fluent speakers of a language other than English that is deemed critical by DCFS (e.g. Spanish)

Job Placement

Title IV-E recipients agree to become employed with DCFS for at least 18 months full-time upon completion of BSW degree requirements at the University of Utah





How to Apply

1. Apply

To the College of Social Work BSW Program at the University of Utah.

2. Contact

Once accepted to the BSW Program, contact Jennifer Zenger, project administrator, at for an initial applicant screening and next steps.

3. Interview

Bring a copy of your resume, as well as a cover letter that describes your interest in child welfare training, career goals, and any previous experience, to your interview.





Additional information

• Recipients of the Title IV-E grant must maintain good standing and continuous enrollment in the BSW Program. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or above.

• Interested students should apply for the Child Welfare Title IV-E Career Path as soon as possible upon receiving a letter of acceptance to the University of Utah BSW Program, as applicants are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Available spaces are limited.


Last Updated: 6/2/21