Social Work News

SU MSW Students Awarded CSWE Fellowship

September 9, 2020

Congratulations to Jelwyn Agbayani and Jamie Vo on their entrance into the CSWE Minority Fellowship Program! Both Jelwyn and Jamie are Seattle University MSW students beginning their second, specialized year. 

Student sitting on a bench Jamie Vo

Student posing for photo on a bridge Jelwyn Agbayani

About the fellowship:

The master’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) is a program designed to enhance the training of full-time, master’s-level, direct practice-focused social work students in their final year of study at a CSWE-accredited institution. Applicants must identify mental health and/or substance use disorder service delivery to racial/ethnic minority populations as their focus and be committed to seeking employment in mental health and/or substance use disorder services or prevention with the target population immediately after graduation, for at least 2 years.
The purpose of this program is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health-care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent master’s-level behavioral health professionals available to serve racial/ethnic minority populations.

Recipients receive a 1-year fellowship that includes specialized training in mental health and/or substance use disorder issues of racial/ethnic minority populations, a monetary stipend, and other professional development supports.