Unlocking Opportunities: Natrona Collective Health Trust offers scholarships for nonprofit and mental health professionals

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Are you a dedicated professional working for a nonprofit organization in Natrona County? Are you an aspiring mental health professional beginning a master’s program? If so, we have exciting news for you! The Natrona County Health Trust is thrilled to continue to expand its scholarship program in collaboration with the University of Wyoming.

Commitment to Education:

In the past two years, the Trust proudly awarded scholarships to six deserving Natrona County nonprofit professionals enrolled in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) with a non-profit focus program at the University of Wyoming. This initiative was born out of feedback from community partners expressing a desire to deepen their knowledge in nonprofit management.

Building on this success, the Trust is now expanding its efforts to include mental health professionals, aligning with its mission to enhance mental wellbeing, particularly among young people in Natrona County and to help increase the mental health pipeline in Natrona County.

New Scholarship Opportunities:

The Trust is seeking to fund one student each in the Master’s of Social Work (MSW) program and the Master of Science (MS) in Counseling program. Each scholarship will cover tuition and fees throughout the program’s completion, providing a unique opportunity for passionate individuals committed to making a positive impact in the community.

Scholarship Eligibility Details:

  • Enrolled (or admitted) to either the Master of Social Work or Master of Sciences in Counseling with an intent to pursue mental health licensure after graduation
  • Natrona County Resident
  • Commitment to practice in Natrona County for at least two years after graduation

How to Apply:

Step 1: Apply to the University of Wyoming in your respective program or be currently enrolled

Step 2: Complete the following requirements:

  1. Provide proof of Natrona County residency
  2. Provide a current resume
  3. Provide a response to the following essay questions:
    • In 300-500 words, explain what motivated you to pursue your chosen master’s degree and how you plan to use it after graduation.
    • In 300-500 words, explain how you see the concepts of equity and inclusion applied in your future career plans.

Step 3: Once complete, create a single document with all required materials.

Step 4: Submit your application materials to Carissa Bjorklund via email, [email protected] by midnight on April 6, 2024

MPA Scholarship

In addition to these new scholarship opportunities, the MPA scholarship program will continue! Applications are typically due in July and more details are coming soon.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to advance your education and contribute to the well-being of Natrona County residents.

For questions or more information:

Leanne Loya

NCHT Program Director



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