IMHCA Foundation Scholarship Application 2023

Due by 12/30/2023

The IMHCA Foundation is a non-profit 501c(3) Charitable Organization dedicated to decreasing the stigma of mental health, supporting those in the field of mental health, and educating the public about mental health.


In an effort to support their mission, the IMHCA Foundation is assisting those pursuing graduate school in the field of mental health! The Foundation has been hard at work this year fund raising and we have been able to increase the amount of scholarships awarded.

Academic scholarships are awarded annually to a limited number of IMHCA members. In 2023, the IMHCA Foundation Board will select SIX $1,000 academic scholarships to be awarded to a graduate student member of IMHCA. The winners will also win a free registration to the IMHCA 2024 Conference and will be recognized on May 9th over lunch at the IMHCA Board Meeting. The deadline for applications is December 30, 2023.

Requirements for the Academic Scholarship (included in the form below):

  • Must be a current member of IMHCA. Preference will be given to those in a mental health counseling program and to those who reside or work in Iowa.
  • Complete application by the appropriate date (December 30, 2023).
  • Provide one letter of recommendation from a graduate level professor within your academic program.
  • Provide a current resume or CV.
  • Include a letter of interest (written by the student) including: a description of future career goals, current experience/activities/accomplishments in the field of mental health, and what you feel that you will gain from being a member of the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association.

To apply, complete the form below and add attachments. Please email Courtney Ackerson at with any questions or issues with the application.

Scholarship Application

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    Attach a brief account of your education, qualifications, and previous experience with an emphasis on anything in the mental health field.