The University of Maryland Social Work Healthcare Education and Leadership Scholars (UM-HEALS) program is a clinical skills and leadership training program for BSW students and advanced year MSW students interested in healthcare service delivery to vulnerable populations. The UM-HEALS program is one of 10 sites across the nation that is funded by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Annually, two BSW HEALS Scholars and two MSW HEALS Scholars are selected to receive interprofessional development opportunities, specialized seminars, focused coursework, a $4000 Stipend, and travel funds to attend a policy, education, and networking event in Washington, DC, with other HEALS scholars across the country.
Who can apply for the program?
The following two student populations are eligible for this program: (1) BSW Students who are participating in their senior year field placement in a health setting and (2) MSW students entering their advanced year who are in the Health Specialization and have a Clinical or Clinical/Macro concentration. You are not eligible to apply if you will be participating in a different training grant (for example, BHWISE)
Direct questions to Associate Professor Mel Bellin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Foundation Field Instructor Reference Letter for UM-HEALS Application