Workforce Scholarships

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery is offering, twice annually, a $1,000 Recovery Workforce Development scholarship for career-minded individuals in the Mental Health, Alcohol or Drug workforce, as well as individuals in recovery seeking to advance their education in a MH/AoD related field.

Applicants must be either an employee of a not-for-profit behavioral health organization located in Stark County, Ohio, OR a Stark County resident with lived experience interested in working in the behavioral health field and advancing their education through enrollment in an accredited vocational, technical or college program. Funding will be available from the Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Charitable Fund held at Stark Community Foundation.

Workforce Development Scholarship

Awarded in the Spring. Applications due by March 17, 2017.
Offered to current workforce to extend their training and education in the Mental Health, Alcohol or Drug field. This scholarship is awarded at the Annual Conference of Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery. Scholarship applications from eligible applicants, with required narrative, should be submitted online. Only complete applications will be accepted.

Recovery Workforce Scholarship

Awarded in the Fall
This scholarship is offered to individuals in recovery seeking to advance their education in a Mental Health, Alcohol or Drug related field. Applicants must be a Stark County resident with lived experience interested in working in the behavioral health field and advancing their education through enrollment in an accredited vocational, technical or college program. Scholarship applications from eligible applicants, with required narrative, should be submitted online. Only complete applications will be accepted. Applications for the Recovery Workforce Scholarship are now closed.


If you have any questions about the scholarship or application, please contact Emily Provance, Resource Development Coordinator at 330-430-3948 or Emily.Provance@StarkMHAR.org.