SCHOLARSHIPS

EDUCATION IS KEY TO UNDERSTANDING, SUPPORTING AND CREATING AWARENESS OF THE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES MILLIONS OF PEOPLE FACE TODAY

April 1st
Application
Deadline

May 1st
Scholarships
Awarded

LATE JUNE
2017 Scholarship
Winners Announced

April 1st
Application
Deadline

May 1st
Scholarships
Awarded

LATE JUNE
2017 Scholarship
Winners Announced

“Without the scholarship from the Quell foundation and the support they offer the recipients it would take me a lot longer to complete my graduate degree and be able to realize my goals of providing support and mental health counseling to those who need it.”



Marissa Kirby
Graduate student counselor
Becker College

BRIDGE THE GAP

The Quell Foundation Bridge the Gap Graduate Scholarship is awarded to select graduate students pursuing a degree in the mental health field that leads to licensure as a mental health practitioner. The award was established by the Quell Foundation's Project Access as a means of fulfilling its mission to increase the talent pipeline through scholarship awards to students entering the mental healthcare profession, expand delivery of needed mental health care services, and promote reformation to extend the scope of clinical behavioral health professional services.

The mental health profession is a broad field with a wide range of career choices. The Quell Foundation aims help increase the talent pipeline in these areas of study. It is important that we support those students so that they are able to contribute improving the mental health of individuals in the communities they live and work.

FIGHTER

THE QUELL FIGHTER SCHOLARSHIP

The Quell Fighter Scholarship is awarded to a select High School student who is an outstanding graduate being treated for a diagnosed mental health condition. The award was established by The Quell Foundations Awareness Fund as a means to create a paradigm shift in the care and treatment of people with mental health illness.

Being diagnosed with a mental illness can be very difficult to handle. However, gaining control by working with a mental health professional and/or medication, allows individuals to take back their lives. This scholarship is for a student who has been diagnosed with a mental health condition and is moving forward with their education in a college or university program.

BRIDGE THE GAP

THE BRIDGE THE GAP SCHOLARSHIP

The Quell Foundation Bridge the Gap Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to select undergraduate students pursuing a degree in psychology, social work or other fields of study related to the provision of mental health services. The award was established by the Quell Foundation's Project Access as a means of fulfilling its mission to increase the talent pipeline through scholarship awards to students entering the mental healthcare profession, expand delivery of needed mental health care services, and promote reformation to extend the scope of clinical behavioral health professional services.

SURVIVOR

THE SURVIVOR SCHOLARSHIP

The Quell Survivor Scholarship is awarded to select undergraduate students who have experienced the devastating loss of a parent or caregiver to suicide. The award was established by The Quell Foundations Irene Pasierb Memorial Fund as a means to educate communities and individuals about the disparities in care and effective treatment protocols afforded to the vulnerable and stigmatized population with a mental health illness.

The death of a parent is extremely difficult and painful. Losing a parent or caregiver to suicide can be especially painful and cause emotionally disturbing and everlasting effects to young adults. Yet young adults are resilient, and with the right help and support, they can thrive under the toughest of circumstances.

The Quell Foundation believes education is key to understanding, supporting and creating awareness of the mental health issues millions of people face today. We are offering three scholarships to demonstrate our commitment to, and appreciation for, advancing education for those battling mental health conditions, and/or dedicated to a career in the mental health profession.

THE QUELL GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

The Quell Foundation Bridge the Gap Graduate Scholarship is awarded to select graduate students pursuing a degree in the mental health field that leads to licensure as a mental health practitioner. The award was established by the Quell Foundation's Project Access as a means of fulfilling its mission to increase the talent pipeline through scholarship awards to students entering the mental healthcare profession, expand delivery of needed mental health care services, and promote reformation to extend the scope of clinical behavioral health professional services.

The mental health profession is a broad field with a wide range of career choices. The Quell Foundation aims help increase the talent pipeline in these areas of study. It is important that we support those students so that they are able to contribute improving the mental health of individuals in the communities they live and work.

THIS IMPORTANT AWARD IS ACCOMPANIED WITH

  • A one-year distribution of a $500-$3,000 scholarship
  • Opportunity to participate in the #LiftTheMask Project
  • An invitation to the 2016 Quell Foundation Masquerade Ball

ELIGIBILITY AND RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

The Quell Foundation Graduate Scholarship is a one-time, merit-based award. Undergraduate students interested in applying for the scholarship may obtain and submit an application through The Quell Foundation website. Awards will be made to those students who demonstrate a high level of scholarship and/or a history of employment and training that reflects a commitment to work.

To be eligible you must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Student must be pursuing a degree in the mental health field that leads to licensure as a mental health practitioner.
  • Student must be accepted into an accredited College or University.
  • Student must be matriculated and maintain at least part-time enrollment in the graduate program.
  • Student must obtain a passing grade in all classes.
  • Student must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 each Financial Aid Year.
  • All financial obligations to the degree granting institution must be paid in full before the start of the next Financial Aid Year.
  • Student must agree to participate in two (2) community awareness events during their Financial Aid Year.
 

Award recipients must adhere to all behavioral, professional and ethical guidelines set forth by the educational institution. Award recipients must demonstrate an understanding and commitment to The Quell Foundation’s Mission to Clarity.

For additional information 
contact The Quell Foundation:

The Quell Foundation
P.O. Box 1924
North Falmouth, MA 02556

Scholarships@thequellfoundation.org