Is the CWTP for you?
This unique program is available to NAU students pursuing degrees in social work
The Child Welfare Training Project at Northern Arizona University is a competitive field placement for students pursuing a Master or Bachelor in Social Work. Successful applicants are awarded up to two years of in-state tuition, and any required MSW or BSW course fees.
On successful completion, CWTP graduates receive immediate, full-time, professional placement with Arizona Department of Child Safety, as Child Safety Specialists.
Who should apply?
- Those who want a career protecting children and families.
- Those who are an accepted BSW student or BSW applicant, with a GPA of 2.5 or better, or accepted MSW student or MSW applicant, with a GPA of 3.0 or better, attending NAU’s Flagstaff Mountain Campus.
- Those who meet all eligibility requirements.
- Work placement with Arizona’s Department of Child Safety is a mandatory part of your scholarship contract and begins immediately upon graduation. Students who plan to begin graduate school immediately after obtaining their BSW should take this into account. Similarly, students are required to live in Arizona, near the job site where they are placed after graduation, to complete their contracted work time.
- Child Welfare work is very challenging. Successful applicants will show a high level of maturity, and must be willing and ready to work with at-risk families in challenging and sometimes high-pressure situations.
If you are working towards your degree in social work, wish to pursue a career supporting children and families, and you meet the program requirements, we strongly encourage you to apply today.
Fall application deadline is October 1.
Spring application deadline is Feb 1.