Clinical Training Scholarships

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UPDATED June 15, 2021: The Department has been awarded another 4-year Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Workforce Education Training grant. PRIORITY DEADLINE for consideration THIS YEAR is Monday July 12, 2021.  Later applications will be considered on a space available basis. 

Providing Advanced Clinical Training (PACT) funding will provide unique opportunities to receive financial support and training in working with children, adolescents, youth and their families/support systems, focused on mental health service.  Recognized for our excellence in training mental health social work clinicians, this award is for $900,000 over the next 4 years. We will be awarding $10,000, along with some additional funding to 10 selected students annually to offset tuition costs during their Final Internship placement, contingent on Federal funding. 

Potential recipients must complete an application process to be considered for this opportunity and commit to working in Clinical Social Work practice with children, adolescents, and/or youth and their families in rural or medically underserved communities with an interdisciplinary focus. Trainees will be required to complete the internship in an approved clinical setting, and successfully complete coursework related to Interdisciplinary and Clinical Social Work.  

Applicants must be accepted into the program and can attend either full or part-time:  the stipend is provided only during Field II training. All applicants must to U.S. residents and plan to practice in the U.S. 
Admitted MSW Students planning to complete Field II (second year placement) in the upcoming 2021-22 Academic year OR as a Summer 2022 block placement are eligible to apply. 

Accepted scholars will be required to complete specific electives, attend meetings and participate in trainings as part of the stipend requirements. Supportive coursework includes such courses as Advanced Practice in Mental Health, Evidence Based Practice in Clinical Social Work, and Grief, Loss and Coping, as well as Healthcare and Social Work Practice.

For further questions or to receive application instructions, please contact Project Director, Dr. Lake Dziengel at [email protected]