Integrated Health Scholars Program
To expand the number of social work professionals prepared to serve populations across the lifespan in integrated healthcare settings in rural and other underserved areas in Kansas.
INTEGRATED HEALTH SCHOLARS
We provide a value-added educational experience for exceptional clinical MSW students at KU to develop knowledge and skills in integrated mental health, substance use, and primary health care service delivery. Each year, we support 28 Scholars who:
- Receive a $10K scholarship during their advanced year ($5K in Aug and $5K in Jan)
- Complete a clinical field practicum offering interprofessional learning opportunities
- Participate in monthly training outside of standard MSW coursework focused on providing interprofessional team-based care in integrated primary and behavioral health
- Sign a letter of commitment to seek work in integrated behavioral health and participate in follow-up after graduation
We encourage you to explore this website to learn more about integrated health and the Scholars experience.
The Scholars application will open in fall 2020 for students starting the advanced year practicum in Aug 2021. To be eligible to apply, you must be a current MSW foundation student in good standing or an incoming advanced standing student. If you are a current part-time student, you must be preparing to start your advanced year field practicum in the fall.
A link to the online application will be available on this website. The Scholars application deadline is January 15, 2021.
Questions? Please contact any of the Scholars Team pictured below.
"Admittedly, when I applied for the Scholar's Program, my primary motivation was the scholarship money. I would have never dreamed that the value of the trainings incorporated into the program would surpass the value of the scholarship money- but they have! Especially living in a rural area, having access to top-quality trainings with experts in the field have been experiences that are second to none. The trainings have covered practical information that is directly applicable to social work practice. As a future social worker of Western Kansas, the opportunity to become better prepared and more highly educated has been a privilege. I am so grateful that the Scholar's Program has allowed all this to be at my fingertips here in Western Kansas!"
The IHSP is funded by a Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training award from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.