The Melanie Foundation Scholarship

  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: Not Available
  • Award Amount: $2,500
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  • Phone: 518-928-4623
  • Fax: Not Available
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  • Address: 245 Washington St. #4666 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

The Melanie Foundation was created in 2006 to honor Melanie Merola O’Donnell, who devoted her career to relieving suffering inflicted by mental illness.

The Melanie Foundation Scholarship is awarded to a candidate pursuing a doctoral or master’s degree in the mental health field who has the interest in one or more of the ideals to which Melanie Merola O’Donnell committed herself.

Full Description

The scholarship is one year only, but candidates may reapply for additional years.

The number of awardees is determined each year, based on the quality and number of candidates while the amount of the award is the same – $2500.

Who's eligible?

If you are wondering who is eligible for the scholarship, we have to mention the following eligibility criteria:

The applicant must be currently enrolled in a graduate program majoring in the mental health field in the United States.

Programs must be accredited by one or more of the following credentialing agencies: ACGME, APA, CACREP, CSWE, COAMFTE.

He/she needs to provide evidence of past involvement in extracurricular, volunteer, research, and/or career-related activities.

Ineligible application forms will not be considered for the award.

How to Apply

The first question that comes into a person’s mind when applying for a scholarship is what the application requirements are.

So that your application is considered complete and accepted you need to provide the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Two letters of reference supporting the candidate’s application must be sent by adults who have known the candidate for more than 1 year and they should be emailed directly to the scholarship provider’s email address with the applicant’s name as the subject of the email –
  • A typed essay about how your experiences in the mental health profession have shaped your life and how you will use your college and graduate education to assist communities in a manner consistent with Melanie Merola O’Donnell’s values of compassion, generosity, respect, and honesty.

All application materials must be sent together as a PDF in one email, except the reference letters which will arrive separately.

The applications are due by March 5th, and scholarship recipients will be notified and publicly announced by June 30th.

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