There are four rounds of scholarship applications for people with lived experience each year. The deadline for submitting applications for the next round is September 15th, 2023, for individuals with a plan to enroll in an educational program prior to January 5, 2024. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document before preparing your application.
Marin County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) has set aside WET funds via the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) for vocational, training, and educational support to residents of Marin County who have lived experience with behavioral health (mental health and/or substance use) conditions, or their families, and who wish to join the behavioral health services profession. We are excited about the opportunity to work with you on this journey.
The goal of the program is to enhance the treatment experience for mental health and substance use clients by promoting the recruitment, hiring and retention of a culturally diverse, inclusive, and engaged workforce with lived experience to work in the mental health and substance use service system.
The application is below and can also be found at weblink: https://marincounty.jotform.com/210427301439043
Note the application includes a letter of recommendation so it is highly recommended that you start by asking someone to write you a letter of recommendation for the scholarship application so they have time to complete it.
Watch these videos to learn more about the application process:
The first video is an informational video on what paper forms are needed for application. Please note that vendor form and w9 form is not needed unless awarded funds. Also, included is a detailed example of how budget form should be filled out.
The second video is an informational video on how to apply via the website:
If you have any more questions please contact, Intern placement coordinators and WET scholarship mentors Coral Vargas (415) 419-9048 and Homer Hall (415) 426-8734
Applications should be submitted using the webform below or via email to Mark Parker, BHRS Peer Program Coordinator, at MParker@MarinCounty.org