Texas faces a critical shortage of mental health professionals. As of January 2008, nearly two-thirds (184 of 254) counties in Texas had a shortage of mental health professionals, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the problem is likely to worsen in the future.
To help graduate social work students achieve their degree, the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health awards up to five $5,000 scholarships annually to students who demonstrate a strong commitment to providing mental health services in Texas after graduation. Scholarship recipients must attend a Texas graduate social work program that is accredited or pending accreditation by the national Council on Social Work Education.
In 2010, the Hogg Foundation doubled the number of scholarship awards to 10 in honor of the foundation’s 70th anniversary. The scholarship program was created in 1956 at the request of Miss Ima Hogg to address the need for more trained social workers to deliver quality mental health services to people in Texas.
- Be accepted to one of 12 Texas graduate schools of social work that are accredited or pending accreditation by the national Council on Social Work Education.
- Plan to enter a one-year advanced standing program or the second year of a two-year program
- Be nominated for the scholarship by the dean or director of their graduate program. Each school may nominate two applicants.
- Demonstrate commitment to pursuing a career in providing mental health services after graduation.
Phone: (512) 475-7057