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WSW Student Application

Ballmer Behavioral Health Scholarship
One-Year Financial Support Application

The University of Washington and its partners announce the Washington State Behavioral Health Workforce Development Initiative’s Ballmer Behavioral Health Scholarship Program, a conditional grants program. Individuals applying to or enrolled in accredited counseling, marriage and family therapy, and social work graduate programs in central, eastern, and western Washington who have a commitment to working in the behavioral health field are invited to apply.

The Washington State Behavioral Health Workforce Development Initiative (WDI) invests heavily in the potential of the future human services workforce—students—as a powerful force for systems change. The Ballmer Behavioral Health Scholarship Program is designed to attract highly committed, capable, and diverse cohorts of students who will enter key professional roles in the state’s behavioral health sector—debt-free or substantially debt-relieved. After graduation, students commit to working at a community behavioral health agency in Washington state.

The Washington State Behavioral Health Workforce Development Initiative is centered around services provided in community behavioral health agencies and at tribal health centers addressing their unique workforce demands.

Student Criteria

Program Guidelines

Partner Universities

Partner Universities are:

Partner Community Behavioral Health Agencies are:

To Apply:

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