Hearst Foundations Grant Helps Students Serve the Mental Health Needs of the Underserved

November 20, 2018

William James College has received a $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundations in support of the Serving the Mental Health Needs of the Underserved scholarship program. This highly competitive scholarship covers two-thirds of tuition costs and recognizes the achievements of graduate students committed to addressing the unmet behavioral health needs of underserved groups (e.g. racial and ethnic minorities, refugees, LGBTQ, rural communities, etc.).

William James College implemented this scholarship program, which is administered by the Center for Multicultural and Global Mental Health (CMGMH) in 2017. As CMGMH Fellows, scholarship recipients actively engage in mentoring, outreach, social-cultural, and professional development initiatives. Thanks in part to the support of generous trustees, alumni, friends, and the Hearst Foundations grant, the College welcomed an additional five CMGMH Fellows in 2018 to join the inaugural cohort of six Fellows.

The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations working in the fields of culture, education, health and social services. The Foundations “identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.”