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Behavioral Health Initiative Scholarship

We will award a number of Community Mental Health Initiative Scholarships to students who exhibit a strong dedication and commitment to the delivery of human services in a community mental health setting.

Eligibility

Applicants are accepted from students planning to enroll in any of the Counseling Department MA program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and who are employees at a Community Mental Health agency. To be considered for institutional assistance, you must commit to complete the program of your choice in 3 years.

To apply, students will have to be sponsored by their agencies, who will commit to provide the opportunity for practicum and internship training, and to flex the student's time to attend classes. The agencies will have to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with William James College.

Awards are renewable annually, subject to continued satisfactory academic progress and continuing employment with the sponsoring agency, and evidence of financial need as determined by the results of the FAFSA.

How to Apply

Please contact Dr. David Haddad (david_haddad@williamjames.edu or 617-564-9366), Behavioral Health Initiative Program Director, for more information about how William James College can partner with your agency to cultivate, reward, and retain key staff. For admissions to the Counseling programs, please go to our application web page and choose MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. You must send an email to Dr. Haddad indicating that you would like to be considered for the Behavioral Health Initiative Scholarship.

Selection Criteria

  • Current employee of a Community Mental Health Agency
  • Sponsorship by their Agency
  • Good academic standing

Timeline

The decision should be made by committee shortly after completion of all admission interviews and before admissions offers are made.

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