Who Should Apply
SMU Counseling program students, licensed mental health professionals, and graduate students in other mental health disciplines and/or from other programs. Students come from a variety of backgrounds, including counseling, psychology, medical, clinical social work, school counseling, marriage and family, substance misuse specialists, and other mental health fields.
In addition to Graduate Credit, Licensed Mental Health Professional will also received 42.5 hours of CEU credits.
Outside Scholarship Opportunities for LGBT and Ally Students
Prospective students are encouraged to explore outside scholarship and funding resources. Below are some helpful links with more information about organizations which provide scholarships for LGBT and ally students.
The Human Rights Campaign has a database of scholarships for LGBT scholars across the country:
The nonprofit group FinAid.org has a web page of LGBT scholarship opportunities:
The Point Foundation funds individual LGBT graduate and undergraduate scholars through an annual competitive process. Point only funds students enrolled in terminal degree programs (e.g. Masters, Doctoral, Medical) but financial awards can be applied to SMU tuition expenses for SMU Counseling students dually enrolled in the LGBT specialty courses.
Campus Pride National Scholarship Database
This is a comprehensive list of scholarships and funding resources that are LGBT focused.
Applicants may also come across other opportunities by conducting a web search of their own.