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.

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About the Scholarship


  • Applicants must self-identify as a member of the BIPOC community
  • Demonstrate financial need and academic achievement
  • Be enrolled in a post-graduate professional degree program in the field of mental health at an accredited 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.

The scholarship winner will also have the opportunity for networking and informal mentorship from providers at North Memorial Health’s outpatient Mental Health Clinic.

2022 Scholarship Recipient

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the 2022 scholarship: Ulysses Izaola!

Scholarship Application

Application Period

Applications closed on September 1, 2022. If you’ve already applied, we will notify you of your status. The next application period will open Spring 2023.

Application Requirements

  • Answer six short essay questions
  • Submit CV or resume, unofficial transcripts from previous higher education coursework, and two recommendation letters (one professional/academic and one personal)

For More Information

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

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