Hogg Foundation Seeks Applications for $5,000 Graduate Social Work Scholarships
March 31, 2011
AUSTIN – Texas graduate students of social work are invited to apply for the prestigious Ima Hogg Scholarship for Mental Health for the 2011–2012 academic year.
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health awards up to five $5,000 scholarships each year to graduate social work students in Texas. Miss Ima Hogg created the program in 1956 to increase the number of trained social workers delivering quality mental health services in Texas.
To be considered, applicants must:
- Be accepted to one of 12 Texas graduate schools of social work that are accredited or pending accreditation by the national Council on Social Work Education.
- Enter a one-year advanced standing program OR the second year of a two-year program in fall 2011.
- Be nominated for the scholarship by the dean or director of their graduate program. Each school may nominate two students.
- Demonstrate commitment to pursuing a career in providing mental health services after graduation.
The application deadline is noon central time on Friday, May 13, 2011. Scholarship recipients will be notified in June. For more information and application instructions, visit www.hogg.utexas.edu.
Eligible schools include Abilene Christian University, Baylor University, Our Lady of the Lake University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas A&M University – Commerce, Texas State University, University of Houston, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Texas – Pan American and University of Texas at San Antonio.
The Hogg Foundation was established in 1940 by the children of former Texas Governor James Hogg to promote mental health for the people of Texas. The foundation funds grants and programs to support mental health services, research, policy analysis and education in Texas. The foundation is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.