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.
Student Stipend Recipients by Year
Alejandra Rodriguez Perez
Robert M Secula, ASW
Sandra Ambriz, MSW, PPSC
Perceptions of Former Latina Teen Mothers Regarding The High Rates of Teen Pregnancy Among Latinas
Transracial Adoption Issues in Latinx Transracial Adoptees
Laurel E Barnett, MSW
LGBTQ Foster Youth in Fresno & Madera County
Savannah R Gomes, MSW, PPSC
Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology: An Evaluation of Patient-Centered Care
Leonor Sierra, MSW candidate
Physician-assisted end of life option act and California social workers: Are they ready?
Ryan Smith, MSW PPS
A Correlation Study: The Influence of personal online communication on adolescents' self-disclosure
Vanessa Cregar, MSW
Self-Care Practices of Fresno State MSW Title IV-E Students