WAMFT Scholarship Application

This year, WAMFT is pleased to announce that we will be awarding five $500 scholarships to WAMFT Student Members who demonstrate commitment to and leadership potential in the field of Marriage/Couple and Family Therapy. Three of the scholarships will be specifically reserved for members of equity-deserving groups: communities that face significant collective challenges and have been historically marginalized in the field due to attitudinal, historical, social, and environmental barriers based on race, ethnicity, economic status, nationality, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, ability, or another group. 

You are eligible for this scholarship if you are a student member of WAMFT. These scholarships help ensure that members committed to Marriage and Family Therapy can access learning and networking opportunities to facilitate their professional development as an MFT. 

The scholarships will be presented at the Annual WAMFT Conference. The WAMFT Annual Conference is intended to foster skills and development in marriage and family therapy and networking opportunities among MFTs in the area. 

In addition to the $500 monetary award, scholarships will also cover the cost of  registration for this year's WAMFT Conference

The Scholarship Application linked below provides more details about eligibility qualifications. The deadline for applying is May 31. Your application will be reviewed by our Awards & Scholarship Committee, and scholarship recipients will receive notification by August 31.

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Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Be a Student Member of WAMFT. 

  • Be currently enrolled in Washington State in a master’s level program leading to licensure as an MFT. 

  • Demonstrate commitment to and potential for leadership in the field of Marriage/Couple and Family Therapy

 

Award Criteria: 

Scholarships will be awarded based on the applicant’s overall portfolio presented to the Scholarship Committee. An applicant’s portfolio and accompanying cover letter should make a case for how the applicant demonstrates “commitment to and leadership potential in the field of Marriage/Couple and Family Therapy.”  Portfolios may include but are not necessarily limited to evidence of: 

  • The academic effort, performance, or contributions

  • Professional development activities including participation in training beyond school requirements 

  • Professional publications, presentations, pieces of training, etc.

  • School service activities or other school involvement

  • Community involvement, including volunteering

  • Participation in or contribution to WAMFT activities

  • Participation in or contribution to other M/CFT professional organizations (e.g., AAMFT, AAMFT Topical Interest Networks, AFTA, etc.)

  • Commitment to serving the needs of equity-deserving groups: communities that face significant collective challenges and have been historically marginalized or under-served due to attitudinal, historical, social, and environmental barriers based on race, ethnicity, economic status, nationality, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, ability, or another group.

  • Commitment to advocacy for the profession of Marriage/Couple and Family Therapy and access to the services of M/CFTs.

General Information: 

  • The WAMFT Scholarship Committee will select scholarship recipients. All information will be held in strict confidence. 

  • This scholarship is a one-time award. Therefore, past recipients are not eligible to apply in subsequent years, even if they are still eligible under student status. 

  • Scholarship recipients will be notified by email and honored at the WAMFT Fall Conference. 

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