|Centennial Mental Health to offer scholarship program|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
In an effort to raise awareness of career opportunities in the mental health field, Centennial Mental Health Center is pleased to offer its fourth annual Future Mental Health Professional Scholarship Program. The program consists of $1,000-2,000 per year awards. The successful applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:
—No age limit; non-traditional students are also encouraged to apply.
—Graduate from high school or GED program by summer 2011.
—United States citizen or legal immigrant.
—Permanent address must reside in Centennial’s 10-county catchment area (Phillips, Sedgwick, Logan, Morgan, Washington, Yuma, Elbert, Lincoln, Cheyenne and Kit Carson).
—Intent to complete minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a behavioral health-related field (psychology, sociology, counseling, etc).
—Submittal of an application, transcript(s), two letters of recommendation and a 500-750-word essay.
—Academic achievement, aptitude and community service.
—Amounts coordinate with full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours per semester). Awards will be prorated based on student’s actual enrollment.
Applications should be postmarked no later than Thursday, March 31 and sent to :
Centennial Mental Health Center
Attn: Kassidy Clouse
211 West Main St.
Sterling, CO 80751
Centennial, with administrative offices in Sterling, provides behavioral health services to individuals in Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma counties.
Services include a variety of behavioral health service programs: outpatient therapy; community support programs; crisis intervention; emergency response; substance abuse; and child, adult and family counseling. Services are offered at the Centennial office in each county as well as other community locations such as private homes, schools, nursing homes and hospitals.