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    Melanie Foundation Scholarship

    Offered by The Melanie Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 10, 2024
    1 award worth

    $2,500

    Grade level

    Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a student pursuing a graduate degree in mental health? If so, consider applying for the Melanie Foundation Scholarship! The scholarship is open to students pursuing a doctoral or master’s degree in the mental health field. It is offered by The Melanie Foundation, a non-profit organization established to provide assistance to graduate students obtaining their degrees in the mental health field. Created in 2006, the Melanie Foundation honors Melanie Merola O’Donnell, who died while receiving her doctoral degree in psychology. Today, the foundation gives back to the community by supporting aspiring mental health practitioners. Each year, one lucky recipient is awarded $2,500 to use towards their degree in the mental health field. If you are passionate about obtaining your grad degree in mental health, we encourage you to apply!

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students in a graduate program studying a mental health-related field in the United States. Applicants must also participate in related extracurricular, volunteer, research, and/or career-related activities.

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students

    Academic Interest

    Psychology, Healthcare

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, email your online application (with your name as the subject of the email) and the below application materials to [email protected].

    2-page essay

    Academic transcript

    Resume or CV

    Letters of Recommendation

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    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact The Melanie Foundation at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    No, the Melanie Foundation Scholarship is not renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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