Scholarship and Loan Repayment Information
Scholarships at WVU
Eligible students in our program have received scholarship funds from the following sources.
Woodrow & Virginia Bonds Endowed Scholarship – $1,000
Hazel Anne Johnson Rehabilitation Counseling Scholarship – Total annual award funds $4,000
Col. Johnson was a native West Virginian who spent her career in the military after training as a nurse and rehabilitation counseling at WVU. We are so appreciative of this scholarship she established as part of her legacy. Award recipients must be a WV native, in CRMHC graduate study, and have financial need and/or demonstrated academic merit.
Graduate Student of the Year – CEHS Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology Federal Scholarships
RSA Scholarship Program – Since 1955, we have been able to offer scholarships funded by the U.S. Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) to provide tuition and stipend assistance to eligible students in our program. The RSA program ensures skilled personnel are available to serve the rehabilitation needs of people with disabilities who are assisted through vocational rehabilitation, supported employment and independent-living programs. The RSA program requires trainees who receive assistance, upon graduation, to either work for a designated period of time in public or private nonprofit rehabilitation agencies or related agencies (including professional corporations or professional practice groups that have service arrangements with a state agency), or to repay the assistance funds later.
At present, our current funded scholars program is full and will be ending September 30, 2020. We will be competing for a new grant in both 2019 and 2020. This site will be updated as we have new information.
Federal Loan Repayment Program
National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP)
Offers primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health care providers the opportunity to have their student loans repaid, while earning a competitive salary, in exchange for providing health care in urban, rural, or frontier communities with limited access to care.
NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program
To combat the nation’s opioid crisis, HRSA launched the NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program (SUD Workforce LRP). The most effective treatment for opioid addiction is a comprehensive approach that incorporates medication and behavioral health counseling. The program supports the recruitment and retention of health professionals needed in underserved areas to expand access to SUD treatment and prevent overdose deaths. They have a webinar and materials available for more information.
Application deadline February 21, 2019