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With current college resources, we are only able to fund around 15% of our students in field. With your help, we can increase our support and reach 100%!
Our students are required to complete 400 – 920 field placement hours during their time in the BSSW and MSW programs at Ohio State. Students are placed in schools, hospitals, courts, community-based agencies, behavioral health sites and more, and under the supervision of professional social workers, provide interventions to clients and communities. In the 2022-2023 school year, our students completed a total of 450,000 field placement hours at 450 sites.
The majority of field placement sites are not able to pay students. And as students spend anywhere from 12-30 hours each week at these agencies, they must often reduce their employment hours, causing challenges meeting basic needs such as food security, health and childcare costs, transportation costs and rent.
Rochelle, MSW student, shares the impact of funding on her social work journey.
Sara, a recent alum, shares how funding impacted her student journey.
It is our goal to one day be able to provide financial support for every student in our program to reduce the financial challenges of higher education and focus on preparing the next generation of social work professionals in communities across the country. We hope you will consider contributing to this crucial campaign.