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Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships to master’s level (or higher) students that are interested in working in Community Mental Health.

Trauma Recovery/HAP will award approximately twenty (20) scholarships per calendar year. The scholarship application process will run two times per year, in June and in December, with ten (10) scholarships awarded during each period. 

Students will receive scholarship funds via a voucher to be used for Trauma Recovery/HAP EMDR Basic Training.

  1. The scholarship funds will cover the cost of an EMDR Virtual Part I and Part II training and a training manual.
  2. Consultation will not be included and payment will be the responsibility of the student.

Please click on the link below for more information (including costs) needed to complete the training.


To qualify, individual graduate students must be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Nursing, Social Work) or related mental health discipline.

Students must have completed their core graduate academic coursework and must be in the practicum/internship portion of their graduate program. First year graduate students are not eligible. 

Graduate students must be on a licensing track and working under the supervision of a fully licensed mental health clinician. During registration for EMDR Part 1 and EMDR Part 2 trainings, students are asked for the name and email address of their supervisor. The supervisor will receive an email request from Trauma Recovery/HAP to approve participation, prior to admission to the training. 

Application Process

Interested individuals should complete an application form, including a personal essay (up to 500 words) and submit the application via email to scholarships@emdrhap.org during the open application periods listed below:

  • June 1 – 30
  • December 1 – 31

No exceptions will be made for late applications.

Applicants chosen to receive a scholarship will be notified within 30 days from close of application process.

Please note:

  • Scholarships are non-transferable.
  • No partial scholarships will be awarded.
  • Scholarships cannot be used to reimburse an individual for a training already registered for and/or completed.


Please direct all questions to scholarships@emdrhap.org. We are happy to help.