Mercer University RSA Grant
Rehabilitation Services Long-Term Training Administration Grant now available for three semesters of Mercer University’s M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program
Mercer University received its second five-year Rehabilitation Services Administration long-term Training (RSA LTT) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This grant provides scholarships of up to 100% tuition coverage up to nine credit hours for three semesters of enrollment in Mercer’s Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program. Students with a strong desire to serve as clinical rehabilitation counselors are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be admitted to Mercer’s M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program to submit a scholarship application.
Graduate scholarship information
- Selected scholars will receive three semesters of paid graduate education as well as a stipend for books, living expenses, and partial travel expenses for conferences (some restrictions apply).
- Scholarship recipient payback requirement includes working for a state vocational rehabilitation agency or qualified employment agency for two years for each academic year of funding received. Upon completion, the graduate will have opportunities to work in areas related to the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities including clinical practice, administration, supervision, teaching, or research. Scholars must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher during the scholarship period.
- Scholars must complete their practicum and internships at a state vocational rehabilitation agency or a qualifying employment agency.
- Part-time (six semester hours) and full-time scholarships (nine semester hours) are available.
A candidate for an RSA scholarship must:
- Be fully admitted to Mercer University’s M.S. Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program
- Have a minimum 2.75 GPA
- Submit MAT or GRE test scores
- MAT target score: 397
- GRE target scores: 151 verbal and 143 quantitative or higher
- Not have received an RSA scholarship or grant in the past
How to apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but students are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To be considered, please submit the following items:
- CV or résumé
- Letter of intent
- Two letters of professional recommendation
A scholarship committee will review the above materials and schedule interviews for qualified candidates. Students may submit scholarship application materials and correspondence to Jessica (Jessie) Catchpole or Dr. Suneetha Manyam:
Jessica (Jessie) Catchpole
Suneetha B. Manyam, PhD, CRC, LPC, NCC
Professor of Counseling
Applicants may mail scholarship application materials to:
College of Professional Advancement Graduate Admissions
ATTN: Jessica (Jessie) Catchpole, Project Assistant
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341
NOTE: The above criteria relate to the RSA scholarship application only. You may apply to the M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program here.
For additional inquiries, please contact 678.547.6570.