WARWICK, R.I. – Human service workers interested in pursuing or advancing their careers in the field of rehabilitation counseling are encouraged to apply before March 4 for one of 15 full-tuition scholarships currently available in Salve Regina University’s graduate studies program.
Masters qualified rehabilitation counselors work in partnership with people with disabilities to assist in the process of developing and achieving goals to improve the person’s quality of life, especially in regard to participation in the community and employment.
The scholarships, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration, are available for qualified students who enroll in a 48-credit program leading to a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, or a 60-credit program leading to the master’s degree and CAGS in mental health.
The scholarship application deadline is March 4 for classes beginning this summer both online and at the university’s Center for Adult Education, at, Warwick. For more information, email Claudia Cordon at firstname.lastname@example.org
“These scholarships are an excellent opportunity for those with a strong academic background who wish to pursue a career in rehabilitation services, or for those who are already working in the field and seeking to develop their skills and knowledge through an accredited master’s degree program,” said Dr. Dimity Peter, director of Salve Regina’s rehabilitation counseling program.
“The opportunities in the field of rehabilitation counseling are limitless and the work is interesting, challenging and vitally important,” Peter said. “Graduates work with youth and adults with disabilities in schools, in the VA, in hospitals, community rehabilitation organizations, private practice, in state government and prisons.”
Students who are awarded one of the DOE scholarships must commit to work in a state vocational agency, a non-profit rehabilitation agency or a related agency which has a service arrangement with a state vocational rehabilitation agency (two years of work for every one year of funding).
Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who express interest in working as a rehabilitation counselor and who can demonstrate experience working with people with disabilities. Applicants need to have a strong academic record and demonstrate leadership potential.
Salve Regina’s rehabilitation counseling program is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).