The Northern Sonoma County Mental Health Talent Pipeline Scholarship

Please register to attend one of our special scholarship and MFT program meetings:

Please read scholarship details below.

USF’s School of Education in partnership with the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Sonoma County are pleased to offer a new scholarship opportunity for bicultural, bilingual Spanish speakers who agree to provide mental health services in northern Sonoma County. The scholarship will cover 100% of the tuition cost of enrollment in the MA in Counseling Psychology, MFT program offered at the USF Santa Rosa location. Preferential consideration will be given to students living in or near the towns of Cloverdale, Asti, Geyserville, Simi, Healdsburg, and Windsor along the Hwy. 101 corridor.

In order to complete the practical hours required for licensure, scholarship applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Applicants must first apply and be admitted into the MFT program. To learn more about the scholarship and the MFT program, please register to attend one of our special scholarship and MFT program meetings on April 29, May 20, or May 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Applicants should attend an information meeting and submit a complete application, including all documents, by June 1. The USF School of Education reserves the right to revise and flex the timeline as needed to ensure a pool of qualified candidates.

Application Details

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.