Everyone should have access to mental health services, no matter their identity, background, or economic status.
Unfortunately, many Latinx communities in the US go without these services. It’s estimated that of the roughly sixty million Latinx/Hispanic people living in the US, around 10 million have reported having a mental illness in the past year.
As well as language barriers, it’s also reported that 18% of those sixty million live without health insurance, disallowing them from receiving the assistance they need to appropriately address mental health issues.
To incentivize mental health professionals and to push for mental health services for people in the Latinx community, the Viaje de Esperanza Scholarship will be awarded to one Latinx student who is interested in pursuing or is currently pursuing a degree that will lead them to a profession dealing with mental health in the Latinx community.
All graduate students currently studying in El Paso, TX, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Denver, Colorado who are pursuing a degree that will lead them in the mental health service field are eligible to apply.
To apply, please explain your desire and motivation to pursue a mental health career to actively serve the Latinx community.
In 500 words or less, explain your desire and motivation to pursue a mental health career to serve the Latinx community.
The application deadline is Jul 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Aug 1, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Aug 1, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.