Application Deadline extended to Jan 20 for Scholars to start fall 2020!
The Integrated Health Scholars Program (IHSP) provides a value-added educational experience for exceptional MSW students to develop knowledge and skills in integrated mental health, substance use, and primary health care services. The goal of the IHSP program is to expand the number of social work professionals prepared to serve populations across the lifespan in integrated healthcare settings in rural and urban medically underserved areas in Kansas.
Benefits of the Scholars Program
KU School of Social Welfare Integrated Health Scholars:
- Receive a ten thousand dollar ($10K) scholarship for the advanced year
- Complete a clinical field practicum offering interprofessional learning opportunities
- Participate in enhanced training outside of the standard coursework to develop knowledge and skills to address mental health, substance use and physical health and wellness.
Scholars must be entering their advanced year field practicum of the MSW program (applying either as a current foundation student in good standing or incoming advanced standing student).
The Integrated Health Scholars Program supports students attending all four MSW campuses.
Please click this link Scholars Application 2020-21 to complete an online application form (you can preview the Intergrated Health Scholars Application Questions here).You will be required to provide a current resume and letter of recommendation. The letter should address your experience, personal qualities and what makes you a good candidate for the Scholars Program. If you are a current student, this letter should come from your foundation-level field instructor. If you are an incoming advanced standing student, this letter should come from a work supervisor or another person in the position to evaluate you. It is recommended that you upload these items at the time you submit the application though you will receive instructions after applying for how to email these items if necessary.
"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.