Hogg Foundation Invites Social Work Graduate Students to Apply for $5,000 Scholarships through their Schools
March 23, 2009
AUSTIN – The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health will award up to five $5,000 scholarships to students attending one of 11 Texas graduate social work programs that are accredited or awaiting accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education.
The Ima Hogg Scholarships in Mental Health reflect Miss Hogg's commitment to training social workers to provide quality mental health services to the people of Texas.
Students must be nominated by the dean or director of their program to be considered for the award. Each school may nominate up to three students.
To be eligible, students must be pursuing a master's degree in social work and entering their second year of graduate studies in fall 2009. Students who will enter a one-year advanced standing program in fall 2009 also are eligible.
Applicants also must demonstrate their commitment to pursuing a career in providing mental health services upon obtaining their master's degree.
The deadline for nominations and application materials is Friday, May 22. The foundation will announce the scholarship recipients in late June 2009. For more information and application instructions, visit www.hogg.utexas.edu.
Eligible schools include Abilene Christian University, Baylor University, Our Lady of the Lake University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas A&M University – Commerce, Texas State University, University of Houston, The University of Texas at Arlington, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas – Pan American and The University of Texas at San Antonio.
The Hogg Foundation was established in 1940 by the children of former Texas Governor James Hogg to promote mental health for the people of Texas. The foundation funds grants and programs to support mental health services, research, policy analysis and education in Texas. The foundation is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.