Clinical Training Scholarships

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The Department is the recipient of a 4-year Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Workforce Education Training grant. PRIORITY DEADLINE for the 2024-25 Cohort is Friday, March 15, 2024.  Later applications will be considered only if space is available. 

Providing Advanced Clinical Training (PACT) funding provides unique opportunities for students to receive financial support and training 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 in place until 2025 and contingent on continued federal funding. Up to 13 selected students annually will receive a $10,000 stipend, along with some additional funding to offset tuition costs during their Final Internship placement.

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. Attendance at Cohort Meetings and specific training events is also required.

Applicants must be accepted into the program either full or part-time: however, the stipend is provided only during Field II training. Thus, eligibility to apply is the Spring before the final year of coursework or for incoming Advanced Standing students. All applicants must be U.S. residents and plan to practice in the U.S..

Accepted scholars will be required to complete specific electives, attend meetings and participate in trainings as part of the stipend requirements. Supportive coursework includes:

  • Advanced Practice in Mental Health 
  • Evidence Based Practice in Clinical Social Work
  • Grief, Loss and Coping
  • Child Mental Health
  • Healthcare and Social Work Practice.

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