Northwestern social work program awards three stipends

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Northwestern social work program awards three stipends

February 3, 2009

The Social Work Program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University has announced the recipients of the Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program (CWPEP) stipends for the Spring 2009 semester.

Recipients include Cassidy DuBois, Enid junior; Kristin Claypole, Enid senior; and Jeannie Snider, Woodward senior. Each student is pursuing a degree in social work.

The CWPEP 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. Funding for the educational program is provided by Title IV-E of the social security act.

Students who receive the stipends complete educational internships in child welfare agencies within the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and upon graduation are assured employment in the participating DHS programs.

The Child Welfare Professional Enhancement Program is a partnership between six Oklahoma universities. The University of Oklahoma manages the child welfare consortium and other participating schools include Northeastern Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, East Central State University, and Oral Roberts University.

The CWPEP program at Northwestern is administered by Kylene Rehder, assistant professor of social work and the Social Work Program director.

Contact Rehder at or (580) 327-8135 to learn more about Northwestern’s social work program.