Everyone should have access to mental health services, no matter their identity, background, or economic status.
Unfortunately, many Latinx communities in the US go without these services. It’s estimated that of the roughly sixty million Latinx/Hispanic people living in the US, around 10 million have reported having a mental illness in the past year.
As well as language barriers, it’s also reported that 18% of those sixty million live without health insurance, disallowing them from receiving the assistance they need to appropriately address mental health issues.
To incentivize mental health professionals and to push for mental health services for people in the Latinx community, the Viaje de Esperanza Scholarship will be awarded to one Latinx student who is interested in pursuing or is currently pursuing a degree that will lead them to a profession dealing with mental health in the Latinx community.
All graduate students currently studying in El Paso, TX, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Denver, Colorado who are pursuing a degree that will lead them in the mental health service field are eligible to apply.
To apply, please explain your desire and motivation to pursue a mental health career to actively serve the Latinx community.