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Scholarship for Social Work Students

Dear student:

The School of Social Work received a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase the number of social workers with specialized training in mental health and substance abuse.  Specially, the grant is to increase specialized knowledge and skills around providing mental health services to children, adolescents, and transitional age youth in integrated care settings. 

Part of the grant involves providing scholarships to our social work students who participate in the specialized training while these students are completing their advanced level field internships.  

The amount of the scholarship is $10,000 to be distributed directly to the recipient.  You are eligible to apply for the scholarships if: 

  1. You are in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse specialization and have      followed the degree plan for this specialization.
  2. You completed the 1st semester of advanced field in fall 2017 and      are currently in the 2nd semester of a split mental health placement      and will complete the 2nd semester this semester

 

OR

 

You are currently in the 1st semester of a split mental health placement and will complete the 2nd semester this upcoming summer session.

If awarded the scholarship you must:

  1. Register  for and complete SOCW 6344 Treatment of Children & Adolescents, which      is an 8-week course that begins March 20 or register for and complete SOCW      6344 Treatment of Children & Adolescents this upcoming summer session.

 

If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, please send me via email (debwoody@uta.edu) the attached application including an essay of no more than 1 page in length, describing your commitment and career plans to practice in a mental health setting with children, adolescents, and transitional age youth, no later than 5:00 Friday, March 14. Please label the email HRSA scholarship.

Download application here.

 

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