BIPOC Mental Health Academic Scholarship

We are committed to best supporting the health of the diverse community we serve and recognize that access to care providers who represent and reflect those individuals is essential to their wellbeing. In support of this need, North Memorial Health Foundation is excited to provide scholarships for students of color enrolled in a mental health graduate program in Minnesota.

Background image is Counseling session

About the Scholarship


  • Applicants must self-identify as a member of the BIPOC community
  • Demonstrate financial need and academic achievement
  • Be enrolled in a master’s level or higher accredited degree program in the state of Minnesota

Please note: We welcome undocumented, refugee, asylees, and DACA recipients to apply. We do not ask about citizenship status.


One student each year will receive a one-time award of $5,000 to be used for education costs during the upcoming academic year.


2023 Scholarship Recipient

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the 2023 scholarship: Saturia Cappard

Scholarship Application

Application Period

  • Application opens: March 11, 2024
  • Application closes: April 19, 2024
  • Applicants notified of their status: May 31, 2024


Application Requirements

  • Answer seven short essay questions.
  • Upload a current CV or resume.
  • Upload unofficial transcripts from previous higher education coursework.
  • Submit two recommendation letters. Note: Recommendation letters should address your character, personal/professional relationships and your ability/commitment to completing the program.

For More Information

If you have questions or need assistance with your application, please contact 763-581-4819 or

Hands typing on a laptop keyboard

Apply for scholarship

Mental Health Training Opportunities


North Memorial Health Mental Health Services Center is committed to providing exceptional mental health care to the community while also fostering the next generation of mental health professionals through our comprehensive range of psychology training opportunities at the advanced practicum, internship, and post-doctoral levels.

View training opportunities