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About the Scholarship
The Providers’ Council is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for its new Foreign-Born Leader Scholarship. The scholarship seeks to support one dedicated human services employee with $2,000 towards their graduate education.
The scholarship is a one-time award for a foreign-born Council member employee who is entering or is currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program based in Massachusetts. Most accredited master’s programs are eligible, provided the applicant demonstrates in their personal statement how the program is clearly related to their future contributions to the human services sector.
- Candidate’s place of birth must be outside of the United States.
- Candidate must be an employee of a Providers’ Council member agency. They must have worked at their agency for at least one year and currently be working at least 30 hours a week. For a complete list of Providers’ Council member agencies, please click here.
- If newly applying for graduate school, must show evidence of acceptance by an accredited Massachusetts-based graduate school, such as an acceptance letter.
- If applicant has already completed a portion of their graduate education, they must submit an official transcript from the accredited school in which they are currently enrolled, demonstrating the earning of credit grades in all courses officially graded by the time of application.
- Show through their resumes, personal statements and references a commitment to the humans services sector.
Completed applications must include the following:
- 2-3 page (double-spaced) personal statement on how graduate education will help you achieve your professional goals and further contribute to human services.
- Statement of financial need on how this scholarship affects your ability to attend graduate school
- Applicants newly applying for graduate school must show evidence of acceptance by an accredited graduate school, such as an acceptance letter from an accredited graduate school.
- Applicants who have already completed a portion of their graduate education must submit an official transcript from the accredited school in which they are currently enrolled, demonstrating the earning of credit grades in all courses officially graded by the time of application.
- Two letters of professional and/or academic recommendation
- At least one letter of recommendation must come from the applicant’s supervisor discussing the candidate’s commitment to the field of human services, the contributions the candidate has made to their agency, and their potential to assume a leadership position within the agency.
- Signature of approval from the agency’s executive director or CEO.