Who Can Apply:
- Jake Thomas Williams passed away too soon after taking his own life in 2020.
- Mental health services and suicide prevention are vital fields that can save thousands of lives every year. Around 1 in 5 adults in the US experience mental illness and 1 in 20 experience serious mental illness. Mental health struggles can start early, making suicide the 2nd-highest cause of death among Americans between the ages of 10-34.
- This scholarship seeks to honor Jake Thomas Williams’ life by providing support to students who want to make a difference in mental health and suicide prevention.
- Any high school senior interested in studying social work, therapy, or psychology and hoping to work in mental health or suicide prevention may apply for this scholarship.
Submission: To apply, tell us about your experience with loss, your inspiration for pursuing mental health, your career goals, and how you think you’ll make a difference in suicide prevention.
Deadline: May 12, 2023