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Central California Area Social Services Consortium

MSW Student Research Stipends

Each year MSW Students produce some excellent research work products through their graduate thesis requirement necessary for graduation.  Many of these students are current/former staff members from public human services departments in our region.  Others are preparing for a future career in public human services agencies.  Their history with and/or commitment to public human services is often evident in the thesis topics which they select.

The Central California Area Social Services Consortium  (CCASSC), in partnership with the CSU’s in the Central California region, has established an MSW Student Research Stipend Program as a vehicle for:

  • incentivizing student efforts to enrich the evidence base for public human services in the Central Region and,
  • creating a forum for students to share their intellectual material with the agencies that are most likely to benefit.

Up to three stipends (of $1,000 each) are provided annually to MSW students upon recommendation from a selection committee comprised of CCASSC members and university representatives.  Students from CSU Fresno, CSU Stanislaus, and CSU Bakersfield are eligible to apply.  In addition, four annual stipends of $1,000 each may be awarded exclusively to CSU Fresno students as a result of a special contribution from the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services.

Archived Student Stipend Recipients