active minds emerging scholars nash family scholarship

supporting emerging mental health professionals

This academic scholarship supports emerging professionals to support their pursuit of masters-level education in a mental health-related field (i.e. counseling, social work, psychology, nursing, health science, etc.). Each scholarship recipient receives $15,000 per year for a total of two years of graduate studies ($30,000 total). Learn more.

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Meet the 2022 Nash Family Scholars

Active Minds has awarded our inaugural Emerging Scholars Nash Family Scholarship to three students working to make a difference in the mental health field. These students all show a dedication to healthcare equity, commitment to their studies and future plans, and of course, a passion for mental health. Read more on our blog.

eligibility and application information


Applicants must be:

  • A graduating college senior OR recent alumnus (graduated in the last three years) of a four-year U.S. college or university.
  • U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.
  • Planning to pursue a masters-level graduate degree in a mental health-related field at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.
  • Able to demonstrate financial need.
  • Actively working to secure funding from other sources, including the school of study. The awardee will be responsible for funding at least $5,000 of total annual expenses, with scholarship funding the remaining up to $15,000.

Application information

Check back in fall 2022 for information and to apply for the 2023–24 Nash Family Scholarship.