$1.25 million Federal Grant Available at Salve Regina University
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Salve Regina University in Newport has been awarded two competitive U.S. Department of Education grants totaling up to $1.25 million over five years to fund full tuition scholarships for qualified students who enroll in a graduate degree program in rehabilitation counseling.
Funding, provided by the Rehabilitation Services Administration, is available for students who successfully enroll in a 48-credit program leading to a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, or a 60-credit program leading to the master’s degree and a certificate of advanced graduate studies degree in mental health. Students who receive the federal funding are obliged to work in a state vocational agency, a non-profit rehabilitation agency or a related agency which has a service arrangement with the state vocational rehabilitation agency (two years of work for every one year of funding).
Funding Beneficial to Both Students and People with Disabilities
Dr. Dimity Peter, director of Salve Regina’s Rehabilitation Counseling Program, said the funding was “an excellent scholarship opportunity for those who are already working for rehabilitation services and seeking to develop their skills and knowledge through an accredited masters program, or for those with a strong academic background who wish to pursue a career in rehabilitation services.”
To qualify, applicants must express interest in working as a rehabilitation counselor, demonstrate experience working with people with disabilities and need to have a strong academic record in addition to demonstrating leadership potential. Classes are offered at Salve Regina’s Newport campus, the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center in Pawtucket, and online, Interested students are encouraged to apply immediately as scholarships are available for those who begin their course of study in January 2011. For more information, contact the university’s graduate studies office at [email protected] or by calling 800-637-0002.
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