Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates

Program Description

The Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates (CWEB) program is a cooperative effort among the United States Administration for Children and Families, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, and fourteen undergraduate social work degree programs in Pennsylvania accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Its goal is to strengthen public child welfare services in Pennsylvania by providing educational opportunities for undergraduate social work majors preparing for employment in one of Pennsylvania's 67 public child welfare agencies. Qualified persons who are enrolled as social work majors in any of the approved schools on either a full-time or part-time basis may receive substantial financial support in return for a contractual obligation to accept employment in a Pennsylvania public child welfare agency following their studies.

Who is qualified to apply?

Any official undergraduate social work major in any of the 14 approved schools may apply provided the applicant is at least a junior; has a satisfactory academic grade point average; and has a recommendation from the faculty of the social work program in which the applicant is enrolled. Persons in default of federal educational loans are ineligible.

Applications to CWEB

All applicants must complete the Online CWEB Application
Additionally, the following documents are required to complete an application to CWEB:

  1. Current Resume
  2. Faculty Recommendation
  3. Academic Transcripts
  4. Current Drivers License
  5. Answer Personal Statement Questions on the Application Website

CWEB Book Expense Reimbursement Form  - MS Excel Form

Download the latest Book Expense Reimbursement Form (MS Excel)

Expense Reimbursement Instructions (PDF) - This is a step-by-step walk through of the process for correctly completing the expense form

Additional Information

CWEB Student Handbook

CWEB Webinars