The StarkMHAR scholarship program, funded through a charitable fund at Stark Community Foundation, provides two $1,000 scholarships annually—the Spring Workforce Development Scholarship and the Fall Recovery Workforce Scholarship.
Workforce Development Scholarship
The Workforce Development Scholarship is offered to current workforce to extend their training and education in the Mental Health, Alcohol or Drug field. Applicants must be an employee of a not-for-profit behavioral health organization located in Stark County. Scholarship applications from eligible applicants, with required narrative, should be submitted online. Application form closed April 27, 2021.
Recovery Workforce Scholarship
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. Once the top three finalists are chosen, they will be asked to supply one personal and one professional letter of recommendation which will be used to determine the recipient.
Application form closed August 2, 2021.
If you have any questions about the scholarship or application, please contact Carrie Long, Manager of Resource Development, at 330-430-3933 or Carrie.Long@StarkMHAR.org.