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BLHF Scholarship Application Spring 2022 Term – CLOSED

 
 

Spring 2022 Term

BLHF SCHOLARSHIP AWARD(S): Eight (8) scholarship – $10,000 each

SUBMISSION OPEN: October 13, 2021 DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 07, 2021

THIS APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED AND APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED

The Boris Lawerence Henson Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2018 by Taraji P. Henson. The foundation is named in honor of Ms. Henson’s father, Boris Lawrence Henson, who suffered from mental health challenges as a result of his tour of duty in the Vietnam War. Our vision is to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the black community. African-Americans are the least likely population to seek treatment. There is a lack of trust in sharing out of fear of being misdiagnosed and labeled inadequate or weak. We are committed to changing this perception by encouraging those who suffer from this debilitating illness to get the help they need. One of our pillars is to increase the number of culturally competent therapists by offering scholarships to African-Americans who are interested in pursuing a career in the mental health field.

Eligibility:

  • African-American
  • College Junior or Senior with a declared major leading to a career as a mental health clinician/provider or,
  • Aspiring or Current Graduate Student, Doctorate Graduate
  • Major in psychology, psychiatry, family counseling, social work, or a related field that focuses on mental health
  • GPA 3.0 or greater
  • Enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college or university

What You’ll Need to Apply:

  • Click here >>> Essay Preview and Required Documents Checklist
  • Your contact information for Winter 2021
  • Information about your current school, degree program, and anticipated graduation date
  • Financial Advisor Name/Phone/E-mail, or contact information for your school’s Financial Aid Office
  • Information on the Financial Aid that you are currently eligible to receive & the projected amount you will receive for the upcoming year
  • Your official transcript

We will not accept applications that are incomplete.