Mantra Health, a company that provides virtual mental health care to students, is now accepting applications for its Mantra College Mental Health Provider Diversity Scholarship.
The company created the scholarship program in 2021 to help students of color pursue careers in mental healthcare.
“Being in the higher education space, we understand that it is difficult for many students to get the support they need to achieve their academic and career goals,” said Ed Gaussen, co-founder and CEO of Mantra Health. “The mission of this scholarship is to support individuals from diverse backgrounds who are interested in becoming mental health providers.”
“Our aim is to reduce barriers for BIPOC to enter the field, not only to provide equal opportunity and support for aspiring providers, but also to address disparities in mental health care at large,” he added.
The company will award three scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each.
The scholarship is open to graduate, doctoral, professional and medical students working towards a degree related to mental health.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen from a historically marginalized community or an underrepresented population within the field of mental health, who is actively pursuing a mental health degree and will complete fieldwork, practicum or rotation in a university or college counseling center.
To apply, those interested must submit an essay of up to 1,000 words on the topic: “What inspired you to pursue a career in mental health care? How will your experiences support you in your work serving students?”
Applications are due by March 15, 2023.
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