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 15, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jul 31, 2021.
The scholarship award is $27,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jul 31, 2021. 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.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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.