The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), in partnership with the State University of New York (SUNY) Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and SUNY schools, created the SUNY/OMH Mental Health Scholarship Program for Underrepresented and/or Multilingual Students to attract, retain, and graduate underrepresented students and students that are multilingual, in the various mental health professions.
Underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are historically scarce in the mental health workforce. This under-representation is one of the key drivers of mental health disparities among marginalized populations. A diverse workforce has proven to result in greater patient/client satisfaction, engagement, and retention in care. Components of the program include scholarships, paid internships, professional/career development workshops, advising and mentoring, and fee waivers for students applying to professional programs.
Apply on the SUNY/OMH Mental Health Scholarship website.
Field(s) of Study
|Luiza Perez Ortiz
|Mental Health Counseling