The Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County, in partnership with University of San Francisco’s School of Education, is pleased to offer a new scholarship opportunity for bicultural, bilingual Spanish speakers who agree to provide mental health services in northern Sonoma County. The scholarships will cover 100% of the tuition cost of enrollment in the MA in Counseling Psychology, MFT program offered at the USF Santa Rosa location. USF will give preferential consideration to students living in or near the towns of Cloverdale, Asti, Geyserville, Simi, Healdsburg, and Windsor along the Highway 101 corridor. Scholarship recipients must have the legal right to work in order to complete state hours required for licensure following graduation and thereafter as a licensed mental health professional serving the community. Three scholarships will be awarded.
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Applicants must first apply and be admitted into the USF program. To learn more about the scholarship and the MFT program, please register to attend one of USF’s special Scholarship and MFT Program Meetings on May 20 or May 27 at 5:30 p.m. Please click HERE to read scholarship details.
Applicants should attend an information meeting and submit a complete application, including all documents, by June 1.*
- Applicants should add to the end of their statement of intent that they are bicultural, bilingual Spanish speakers who would like to be considered for the Northern Sonoma County Mental Health Talent Pipeline Scholarship.
- Qualified applicants are advanced to the group interview as their final step of the enrollment process. Following the group interview, applicants will be interviewed to confirm their Spanish language skills. Award decisions will be made no later than the end of July.
- Scholarship recipients must sign a service agreement to complete the traineeship portion of their program (final two semesters) with an approved school, agency, or mental services provider in northern Sonoma County. Recipients must meet all of the standards of any other enrolled MFT student.
* The USF School of Education reserves the right to revise and flex the timeline as needed to ensure a pool of qualified candidates.