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
To check the CACREP status of a program, search the CACREP website here.
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 next application period will open in August.
For questions, please call 336-232-0376 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.