Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program
Who may apply?
- Registered or Licensed Psychologists
- Postdoctoral Psychological Assistants
- Postdoctoral Psychological Trainees
- Registered or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
- Registered or Licensed Clinical Social Workers
An awardee may receive up to $15,000 to repay educational loans for up to a 24-month commitment practicing and providing direct patient care in a qualified facility. Qualified facilities include publicly funded or public mental health facilities, non-profit mental health facilities that contract with a county entity to provide mental health services, and/or designated mental health professions shortage areas.
Is this program different than the Mental Health Loan Assumption Program?
The Licensed Mental Health Service Provider Education Program and the Mental Health Loan Assumption Program are distinct in nature, due to their funding sources, selection criteria and guidelines. The programs are independent of each other. You will need to fill out a separate application for the Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program.
This page was last updated on Friday, September 15, 2017.
The Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF) is a state non-profit established in 1987.
HPEF has awarded more than 12,882 scholarships and loan repayments totaling more than $146.7 million to California health professionals serving in all 58 counties in areas of unmet need.