Scholarships and Fellowships
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health offers graduate-level scholarships and fellowships to encourage and support research and study in the field of mental health. Click on the links below for information about the application process, timeframe and eligibility requirements for each award.
Bilingual Scholarships for Graduate Social Work Students
The Hogg Foundation began the bilingual scholarship program in 2008 to help address the need for more cultural and linguistic diversity in the state’s mental health workforce. The program also is building cultural competence and diversity in higher education programs for mental health professions. Students who are entering an accredited graduate social work program in Texas and are fluent in English and a second language, typically Spanish, are eligible for the full-tuition award. Students must apply for the scholarship through their school and should contact their graduate program's office for more information.
Under this grant program, the foundation does not directly fund scholarships to students – scholarships are funded directly through a grant from the foundation to eligible Texas graduate schools of social work. Therefore, all inquiries regarding the bilingual scholarships awards should be directed to the graduate school of social work in which you have an interest.
Ima Hogg Scholarships in Mental Health
The foundation will award one-year scholarships of $5,000 each to twelve talented and dedicated graduate social work students in Texas. Each accredited or awaiting accreditation graduate school of social work is invited to recommend one student to receive an Ima Hogg Scholarship. Applicants must be entering the second year of studies or a one-year accelerated program in an accredited graduate social work program in Texas and must be nominated by the head of their program. Students should contact their graduate program's office for more information.The scholarship program was created in 1956 at the request of founder Miss Ima Hogg to address the need for more trained social workers to provide quality mental health services in Texas.
Harry E. and Bernice M. Moore Fellowship for Doctoral Research
A one-time fellowship of $20,000 is awarded annually to doctoral students at The University of Texas at Austin who are completing a dissertation on the human experience in crises, including those resulting from natural or other major disasters or, more broadly, stress and adversity. The Moore Fellowship was established in 1995 to support studies of the human experience in crises. Dr. Harry Moore was a professor and sociologist at the university for nearly 30 years until his death in 1966. He specialized in disaster studies, especially the aftermath of Texas tornadoes and hurricanes.
Frances Fowler Wallace Memorial for Mental Health Dissertation Award
Scholarships of up to $1,500 each are awarded annually to support dissertation research expenses of outstanding doctoral students at The University of Texas at Austin. Frances Fowler Wallace, wife of former Texas Representative John Forsythe Wallace, created the scholarship in her will in 1974 to support research and study of “the cause, treatment, cure, and prevention of mental disease, mental illness, and mental disorders.”