Multicultural and Veterans Mental Health Scholarships
The need has never been greater—and we're seeking people like you to answer the call. Our new Multicultural and Veterans Mental Health Scholarships will provide more than $350,000 to help increase the number of individuals who are educated, trained and committed to caring for underserved minorities, as well as veterans caring for other veterans. Complete the form below to take the next step in learning more:
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William James College is proud to offer the Multicultural and Veterans Mental Health Scholarship program, aimed at increasing the number of individuals trained and committed to caring for underserved minorities, and veterans trained to care for other veterans.
“This program allows us to better educate, mentor, and prepare a cadre of professionals to address mental health disparities, and serve culturally diverse individuals and communities locally and across the globe,” said Dr. Nicholas Covino, president of William James College. “We hope to inspire and empower students to commit themselves to serve historically marginalized populations.”
Historically undeserved groups and military veterans experience very complex mental health issues, yet they are often averse to seeking treatment if they feel disconnected from those providing services. With approximately 90 percent of psychologists classified as Caucasian/non-Latino by the Annapolis Coalition, the establishment of this scholarship will help train more culturally sensitive professionals who can work effectively with minorities. It will also increase the number who can relate more fully to the military experience.
There are varying levels of scholarships available totaling more than $350,000, which includes a donation from New England Patriots owner Mr. Robert K. Kraft. The Multicultural and Veterans Mental Health Scholarship program is designed to scale, and is forecasted to hit the $1 million mark in coming years.
This new scholarship program is part of the overall William James scholarship allotment that, with the addition of the new program, totals nearly $1.5 million.
Learn more about our individual scholarship opportunities and application process.
Serving the Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of the Underserved Scholarship
Military Service Members and Veterans Scholarship