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PhD Student Susan Klumpner named CSWE Minority Fellow for 2017-2018

Congratulations to Social Work PhD Student Susan Klumpner on being named a returning CSWE minority fellow! We are extremely proud that Susan has once again been selected for this great honor. On behalf of Dr. Geraldine Meeks, Program Director, we are pleased to advise you that the Council on Social Work Education’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) has announced its cohort of doctoral fellows for the 2017—2018 academic year.

This year, the program welcomes 16 returning fellows and 8 new fellows. You can see the full listing of the recipients go to

This is a training and professional development award supported by grant funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The fellowship award is for doctoral social work students with a strong commitment to providing behavioral health services to underserved racial/ethnic minority populations. The award includes specialized training (in-person and virtual), a monetary stipend, mentorship, and professional development supports.

MFP strongly encourages doctoral programs to provide funding for MFP Fellows to attend the Society for Social Work and Research Conference (SSWR) as our program is only able to cover their membership and registration expenses. MFP holds a training/professional development meeting at SSWR for Fellows and program Alumni who attend the conference. This is an excellent networking opportunity.

The MFP training at CSWE’s Annual Program Meeting, where MFP covers all Fellows’ expenses, is the only other time they are able to meet face-to-face.

For more details concerning the fellowship, see the CSWE MFP program webpage

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