The rural scholarship was created to develop more counseling services in rural communities, which suffer disproportionately from a lack of mental health care. This scholarship is awarded to counseling students who commit to practicing in rural areas upon graduation.
Eligibility Requirements for Rural Scholarship Applicants:
- Enrollment in good standing in a CACREP-accredited masters degree counseling program. Must have completed at least 18 credit hours prior to application and carry at least six (6) credit hours during the current semester.
- Residence in a rural area as defined by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
- Commitment to provide counseling services in a rural area for at least two years after graduation
- Commitment to apply for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential prior to graduation
Applicants may determine if they live in a qualifying area by checking the Heath Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) Web site of rural areas.
The 2014 application period is open. The deadline is November 1, 2013.
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