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Integrated Health Scholarship Program for Health, Mental Health, and Behavioral Health

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The University of Michigan School of Social Work is pleased to offer the Integrated Health Scholarship Program. The Integrated Health Scholarship Program acknowledges the interconnectedness between physical, mental, and behavioral health and seeks to positively impact the quality of care and client outcomes through integrated health care delivery.

The Integrated Health Scholarship Program prepares students to utilize and promote integrated, collaborative care models that attend to the holistic physical, emotional, and behavioral health needs of diverse individuals, families, and communities. The program also focuses on Interprofessional Education opportunities to learn with, from, and about other health professionals to develop collaborative interprofessional teamwork skills.

As an Integrated Health Scholarship recipient, students will develop integrated health skills to work with diverse populations and be prepared to seek employment across a wide variety of integrated health settings including primary care, mental health, behavioral health, hospital, hospice, long-term care, residential, health departments, and other community-based non-profit health agencies.

Objectives of the Integrated Health Scholarship Program are:

  • Introduce the direct practice of integrated health care including physical, mental health, and behavioral health
  • Develop skills in patient/client and family engagement, assessment, intervention planning and implementation, practice evaluation, and use of evidence-informed practices and social work research
  • Develop competencies in engaging and supporting individuals and families confronting a range of chronic and acute health, mental health, and behavioral health (e.g., substance use) conditions
  • Address issues of diversity, inequality, and social justice as they relate to health policies, access to service, service utilization, and health outcomes
  • Advance understanding of health outcomes, service delivery, and policies within the context of organizational, institutional, and societal structures including advocacy for policiy and system change
  • Apply a variety of concepts including social determinants of health and change theory to the development, implementation, and evaluation of integrated health promotion, disease prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation programs, services and policies
  • An amount of $5,000 per term (3 terms for 12-month / 4 terms for 16-month students) will be awarded to the students.

    Addiction Awareness Scholarship Campaign

    Categories are  Scholarship  tagged  Medicine /  Award

    To raise awareness as to the causes, consequences, and treatment of addiction, Seasons in Malibu, an addiction treatment center, is seeking to reward essay applicants $1,500 in scholarships- for students entering college or already enrolled in a higher education institution. The aim of the scholarship is to bring attention as to why addiction, in various forms, is becoming more prevalent in our society and how can we address the issue of an increasing number of people dealing with addiction. The scholarship is open to any major who can shed light on this issue. It may be a personal story that you can share or a more researched essay.

    There will be 2 contest submission dates. To be eligible for the contest submit your essay by one the submission dates.

  • Round 1: January 13th – May 31st
  • Round 2: July 1st – November 30th
  • Serving the Mental Health Needs of the Underserved Scholarship

    Categories are  Scholarship  tagged  Medicine /  PHD Degree /  Online Masters /  Award /  Need Based /  Merit Based /  Masters Degree

    The Serving the Mental Health Needs of the Underserved Scholarship, established in William James College’s (WJC) Center for Multicultural & Global Mental Health (CMGMH), reflects WJC’s commitment to promoting social justice and addressing mental health disparities among historically marginalized groups in the U.S. The highly competitive scholarship, which covers 2/3 of tuition costs, recognizes the achievements and promise of students committed to pursuing Master’s (MA), Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS), or Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degrees at WJC. Applicants will be evaluated based on a combination of academic achievement, leadership skills, volunteer or community service, and financial need. The scholarship is renewable annually, subject to awardees' continued satisfactory academic progress, fulfillment of roles and responsibilities (described below), and demonstrated financial needs.

    The broad, long-term objectives for the scholarship are:

  • To recruit and train students dedicated to pursuing careers in which they provide culturally informed mental health and/or organizational wellness services to underserved communities and groups (e.g., rural communities, individuals with substance use disorders, immigrants/refugees, racial/ethnic minorities, sexual minorities, trauma-exposed children, religious minorities or individuals with disabilities).
  • To increase diversity at William James College and in the behavioral health field.
  • To provide financial support to enable students to complete their graduate degree programs.
  • Scholarship awardees will be appointed as Fellows in the Center for Multicultural & Global Mental Health (CMGMH). The Serving the Mental Needs of the Underserved Scholarship comes with a set of duties and responsibilities that all awardees accept. These duties are to be met on an annual basis throughout the awardee’s matriculation at William James College.

    As a condition of the scholarship, awardees are expected to:

  • Maintain good academic standing at William James College.
  • Meet monthly with their assigned CMGMH mentors.
  • Attend a CMGMH orientation meeting in the fall semester.
  • Participate in a minimum of two social-cultural and/or professional development activities annually either at William James College or elsewhere.
  • Serve as mentors to 1-2 students in the Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services program or the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Initiative.
  • Attend the CMGMH Fellows’ community-building event annually.
  • Serve as student ambassadors in Admissions-related events at least once a year.
  • Conduct outreach (e.g., community service or volunteering) to the community beyond William James College.
  • New Grant Seeks to Increase Rural Teacher Retention

    Categories are  Grants  tagged  Graduate Students /  Medicine /  Educational-fund /  Teaching

    The University of Denver (DU) Morgridge College of Education (MCE) Center for Rural School Health & Education (CRSHE) will be expanding its work in rural communities with the addition of a new grant-funded initiative through the Colorado Department of Education’s (CDE) Plan into Action Grants. CRSHE’s goal with this initiative is to create a robust rural school mental health workforce in order to meet the mental health needs of rural students and provide classroom teachers with the support they need by increasing the number of mental health professionals placed in rural schools. MCE will work with state and community partners in southeast Colorado to build and sustain a rural school mental health workforce that can alleviate some of the pressures classroom teachers face in trying to meet those students’ emotional needs. The University anticipates that teacher retention rates will increase as a result of teachers feeling more supported in the classroom.

    CRSHE director, Dr. Elaine Belansky, has been working in rural schools in Colorado for 19 years. While new to DU, Belansky is not new to challenges faced by rural communities.

    The $123,950 grant will allow Belansky and her team to partner with the Colorado Rural Education Collaborative and two Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to create strategies aimed at increasing the school mental health workforce across underserved areas of the state. The grant consists of three components:

  • Conduct an immersion in Southeast Colorado for school mental health graduate students
  • Develop a statewide Professional Learning Community for school mental health professionals via ECHO DU
  • Create a hiring forecast that includes cost-effective, innovative strategies to meet rural school mental health workforce demands
  • The long-term goals and impact of the grant are to see an increase in the rural school mental health workforce, increased teacher retention rates, and increased mental health of rural students. The 12 month grant period begins fall 2018.

    Post-Master’s AOD, Behavioral Health, and General Counseling Fellowship

    Categories are  Fellowship  tagged  Medicine /  Award /  Criteria Based /  Postgraduate Scholarship

    Colorado State University invites applications for a two-year, full-time, 24-month position as Post-Master’s Fellow with the CSU Health Network. Each year of the fellowship will offer a different specialized training focus, in order to provide Fellows with the flexibility to work in a variety of settings. The Post-Master’s Fellowship requires graduation from an accredited master’s program in Counseling or Social Work and completion of an internship or field placement at a university counseling service or equivalent clinical experience. The program is designed to meet partial requirements for licensure in the state of Colorado.

    Fellowship begins August 1, 2021, and concludes July 31, 2023. Fellows will be paid $36,279 per year plus a benefits package.

    The Post-Master’s Fellowship at the CSU Health Network is designed to prepare individuals for a staff position in a university counseling service, with particular emphasis on social workers or counselors wishing to work at universities that have integrated their mental health and medical services. The training of clinically skilled, ethical, self-aware, and culturally competent mental health professionals is central to our mission.

    A primary focus of the fellowship is the consolidation of clinical skills, to prepare Fellows for licensure and independent practice. In the first year of the fellowship, Fellows will obtain specialized training in the treatment of issues related to alcohol and other drug use through the DAY (Drugs, Alcohol, & You) Programs. During this year, they will work with both mandated and voluntary students as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team. The Fellow’s clinical hours will be divided between facilitation of psycho-educational workshops, national best-practice programs such as BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students), individual therapy with a focus on Motivational Interviewing, harm reduction groups, and participation in the Day Program’s multidisciplinary treatment team called Open to Change (OTC). OTC is the first treatment model of its kind, adapting components of the “Drug Court Model” for college students. Fellows may also work with the group and individual clients through General Services, and provide crisis and triage services during a weekly shift as a member of our OCC (On-Call Counseling) team.

    In the second year of the fellowship, Fellows will work primarily in General Services, where they will have the opportunity to provide individual/group therapy, and initial consultations (intakes). Fellows also will obtain the training needed to function effectively in a Behavioral Health setting. Fellows will develop skills in brief intervention, assessment, and crisis intervention during a weekly Behavioral Health (BH) shift as part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary medical team. BH often provides opportunities for Fellows to work with students who are uncomfortable with traditional counseling services, so Fellows may also have the opportunity to work with students from more diverse backgrounds during this component of their training.

    Fellows also are expected to commit to the development of cultural competence through self-examination and participation in university-based outreach and prevention services for both the general student population and underrepresented groups on campus.

    Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Grants and Student Loans

    Categories are  Financial-aid /  Grants /  Loans  tagged  Graduate Students /  Medicine /  ROTC/Military/Veteran /  Online Masters /  Award /  Masters Degree

    All new graduate students who completed an undergraduate degree at North Park University can enter the CMHC program with a 20% tuition reduction thanks to the University’s Alumni Grant. This grant may be used for one course or the full program. It cannot be combined with any other scholarships or discounts that may be offered to you from North Park.

    Swedish Covenant Hospital Partnership: North Park University is pleased to provide financial support for employees of Swedish Covenant Hospital (SCH) who enroll in degree programs, either in-person or online, according to the following parameters:

  • Students in the School of Professional Studies are eligible for a 15% tuition reduction.
  • To be eligible for the discount, students must complete an employee verification form available in the Human Resources Department of SCH.
  • Full-time eligible employees of SCH who enroll in a degree program at North Park are awarded a blanket tuition reduction, which represents the full amount of financial aid available from North Park. This discount will not be combined with other North Park grants and scholarships available to other students.
  • Continued employment will be verified annually by North Park University’s Financial Aid Office.
  • CMHC students may also be eligible for veteran’s benefits or other outside scholarships. The University can also work with you to take advantage of employer reimbursement benefits.

    Student Loans: Many graduate students borrow student loans to pay for master’s degrees. All student loans must be repaid; most federal student loans are at a significantly lower interest than other private loans. In order to explore options for student loans, you must complete a FAFSA for each academic year you want loan funding. Generally, you will start loan repayment six months after you graduate or leave school.

    Alumni Grant: The North Park University Alumni can enroll in graduate coursework with a 30% tuition reduction. This grant may be used for individual courses or a whole program, for in-person or online courses. This grant cannot be combined with any other scholarships or discounts that may be offered to you from North Park

    Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship

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    Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarships fund Polish-speaking American students for graduate studies, such as master's and Ph.D. studies, at U.S. colleges and universities. Scholarships vary from 1,000 to 7,000 dollars. Support is only available for full-time studies in the United States and for English Medical Schools in Poland.

    Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewski Medical Scholarship

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    The Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewski Medical Scholarship is awarded for the first, second, or third year of M.D. studies to a young woman of Polish descent. Degree at the United States Accredited School of Medicine. On a competitive foundation, one $3,500 scholarship is awarded.

    The Mental Health System Reform Scholarship

    Categories are  Scholarship  tagged  Medicine /  Educational-fund /  Award /  Criteria Based

    Dayne Phillips is proud to introduce The Mental Health System Reform Scholarship to bring awareness to this topic and to give students an opportunity to voice their opinion on the mental health system and treatment in the United States.

    This scholarship will award one student with one thousand dollars ($1,000) to be used in the pursuit of their educational goals.

    Don Renschler Scholarship

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    Don Renschler Scholarship for Washington residents who are graduate students in the study of mental health.

    Scholarship fund at Pride Foundation was established to support gay men of color who are leaders in their communities and are experiencing significant financial need. Brian understood first-hand the challenges that black gay men face while pursuing a post-secondary degree.

    The scholarship program supports students who:

  • Show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ+ community or within their field of study
  • Lack a broader LGBTQ+ community support system
  • Face additional barriers to educational access, including students who are economically, racially, socially, geographically, or politically disenfranchised
  • Demonstrate significant financial need
  • The scholarship amount awarded can be used for,

  • You can apply your scholarship toward any of the following: tuition, student fees, on-campus room and board, study abroad programs, books.
  • Scholarships can also apply toward course supplies or research-related expenses, but you must obtain prior approval from Pride Foundation.
  • Checks are made out to your school and credited to your student account. Funds cannot be sent directly to students.
  • The average amount awarded for students is $4,000 and the largest award is $16500. The largest single scholarship award is $12,000.

    Frances J. White Scholarship for Mental Health and Ministry

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    Frances J. White Scholars in Global Ministry and Frances J. White Scholarship for Mental Health and Ministry were established to financially support master's students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy degrees.

    With the goal of filling the demand for trained clinical mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists, the Frances J. White Scholars in Global Ministry and Frances J. White Scholarship for Mental Health and Ministry were established to financially support M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy students.

    This scholarship is awarded to students with needs to prepare for cross-cultural ministry or to international Christian leaders with needs returning to their home countries.