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$2.6 million federal grant establishes Mount Mary’s Succeed Scholars program

The Succeed Scholars Program will provide 25 scholarships annually to Clinical Mental Health Counseling master's students

By Mount Mary University

Posted on November 18, 2016

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In late October, Mount Mary held its official welcome for the 25 graduate students in counseling known as “Succeed Scholars,” a program put in place through a significant award by the federal government.

The Succeed Scholars Program is funded through an award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and will provide 25 scholarships annually for four years to students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s program.

“With the Succeed Scholar Program, we will continue to grow the diversity of our student population in the MMU Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and, with ongoing support, advance the goal of a more diverse counseling profession,” said Dean of the School of Natural and Health Sciences Cheryl Bailey, Ph.D.

In addition to the financial assistance, students will also receive support designed to promote success, in the form of embedded tutoring, comprehensive wrap-around support, specialized exam preparation and empathy training.

At the event, both Bailey and program director Carrie King relayed their joy at what this initiative will ultimately achieve and what it means to Counseling students at Mount Mary. “This is where you are meant to be,” King said as she looked around the group assembled for the first time. “We believe that.”

Listen to the Wisconsin Public Radio interview with King:

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under award number 1-T08HP30216-01-00, Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students in the amount of $2.6M over four years. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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