AUSTIN, Texas – The Hogg Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of the Ima Hogg Scholarship award, an annual scholarship of $5,000 to support graduate social work students in Texas. The scholarships are awarded to second year graduate students who demonstrate a strong commitment to providing mental health services after graduation in Texas.
The Ima Hogg Scholarships were established in 1956 to address the need for more trained social workers to deliver quality mental health services for Texans. Scholarship recipients must attend one of the 12 Texas graduate schools of social work that are accredited or pending accreditation by the national Council on Social Work Education. Scholarship recipients are nominated by the heads of their social work programs.
“Social workers play a crucial role in the provision of mental health services, and for over half a century the Ima Hogg Scholarships have been helping to strengthen this part of the mental health workforce,” said Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr., executive director of the Hogg Foundation and vice president for diversity and community engagement at The University of Texas at Austin. “We look forward to seeing these exceptional individuals commit their talents to advancing mental health recovery services for Texans.”
The 2014 recipients are:
- Susanne Alsina, Texas State University
- Terrance Benson, Stephen F. Austin State University
- Marlett Garcia, University of Texas at El Paso
- Landon “Awstin” Gregg, Texas A&M University-Commerce
- Jill Hokanson, University of Texas at Austin
- Carolyn Cole Meyer, Baylor University
- Adriana Rae Ortiz, University of Texas Pan American
- Lisa Marie Richardson, University of Houston
- Emily Wilson, University of Texas at Arlington
- Sophia Worth, University of Texas at San Antonio
The Hogg Foundation advances recovery and wellness in Texas by funding mental health services, policy analysis, research and public education. The foundation was created in 1940 by the children of former Texas Gov. James S. Hogg and is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.