Who Can Apply:
- The Brian J. Boley Memorial Scholarship commemorates a cherished son whose journey ended tragically at 21 due to mental illness and the ensuing struggle with addiction. Recognizing the intricate link between mental health and substance abuse—where nearly 50% of those with severe mental disorders also face addiction challenges—this scholarship aspires to cultivate a new wave of mental health professionals. These future experts will be equipped to support individuals battling these interwoven issues.
- High school seniors and college undergraduates aspiring to specialize in mental health are invited to apply. This scholarship not only honors Brian’s memory but also supports financially-needy students dedicated to transforming the mental health landscape.
- Applicants are encouraged to share their motivation for choosing a mental health career and their vision for effecting positive change in a system that, regrettably, failed to support Brian adequately. Your insights on how to improve and humanize mental health care are valuable to Brian’s friends and family and the communities you will serve.
Submission: Why are you pursuing a degree in the mental health field and how you will try to make a difference in the lives of others?
Deadline: May 4, 2024