Northwestern social work program announces CWPEP stipend recipients

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Northwestern social work program announces CWPEP stipend recipients

September 14, 2009

The Social Work Program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University has announced stipend recipients of the Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program (CWPEP) for the 2009-2010 academic year.

 Kristin Claypole, Bethany Redman and Cassidy DuBois
Three social work students from Northwestern-Enid each received a stipend in the amount of $6,435. This stipend is awarded to full-time social work majors. Recipients are Kristin Claypole, Bethany Redman and Cassidy DuBois.
Up from two recipients last year, this year five senior Northwestern social work students will receive the stipend. Recipients are Bethany Redman, Goltry; Cassidy DuBois and Kristin Claypole, Enid; Janet Wharton, Woodward; and Jeannie Snider, Clinton.

The program provides funds for students who plan careers in child welfare services in Oklahoma. The stipends are awarded to full-time students majoring in social work and provide $6,435 per year for educational expenses to participating students. Students who receive the stipends complete educational internships in child welfare agencies within the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS). Upon graduation, students are assured employment in the participating DHS programs.

CWPEP is a partnership between all Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited social work programs in Oklahoma. The University of Oklahoma manages the child welfare consortium, and the other participants include Northeastern State University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, East Central University and Oral Roberts University.

Funding for the educational program is provided by Title IV-E of the social security act, called the Child Welfare Training program.

The CWPEP program at Northwestern is administered by Kylene Rehder, Social Work Department Chair.
For more information about Northwestern’s social work program, contact Rehder at (580) 327-8135 or kdrehder@nwosu.edu.

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 Janet Wharton
Northwestern social work senior Janet Wharton received a $6,435 stipend for educational expenses from the Child Welfare Training program.

 Jeannie Snider
Jeannie Snider, a full-time social work student at Northwestern-Woodward, received a $6,435 stipend for educational expenses from the Child Welfare Training program.