2018 Clinical-Community Scholarship

Perhaps the most major tenets of Transformative Growth Counseling Foundation’s mission, is to support the education of clinical mental health students AND to actively work to improve community health and wellbeing. While we offer clinical counseling, we are also a community agency that is an active agent in social justice and creating change – tasks that push forward equal rights and better overall health and wellbeing for all people. And, we’re looking for people just like us, to recognize and award!


Transformative Growth Counseling Foundation (a 501c3) offers a scholarship of up to $500 for students training or majoring in psychology or social work, with plans on using their degree beyond counseling –  to help improve the overall  community around them.  The award is unrestricted, and may be used by the student to offset tuition, offset school expenses, to invest in further training in their field of study, to fund their future project, etc.

So tell us – As an educated person, what will YOU do to improve the world around you? What’s your dream, and what steps are you taking right now to accomplish this?

The scholarship will be awarded on August 1st, 2018 to one chosen scholar.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; with July 1st as the cut off date for the current year’s scholarship. The criteria listed below must be met, in order to be considered for the scholarship.

  1. Student must currently enrolled at an accredited higher learning institution, and majoring in mental health related field – e.g. Counseling, Social Work, Clinical Psychology, etc.
  2. A GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  3. Personal Statment (* see below)
  4. One reference letter from your institution, volunteer work, or training site.

Your personal statement should be at least 1,000 words, and should highlight a community problem you know about, and how you will use your education to improve  the community in which you live, serve or work. The statement should include a clear description of what community-health related problem you have identified, concrete ideas for solving a community issue, how one will use their education (and possible collaboration with others) to accomplish that goal, where you are in that process and how the scholarship will help you, in part, to get to that goal.  (This excludes offering counseling services in a private practice-type setting). Your work and personal statement will be featured here, and may be announced in your school’s website or newsletter so, your submission should be well thought out and ready to share with others!

There are no age restrictions, residency requirements, or proof of income required. There is never a fee to apply for our scholarships.

To submit your application, please fill out the form below. Once your basic information is approved, you’ll be given the email address to submit your personal statement, unofficial transcript and reference letter.