Michael Vivian

Scholarship for Mental Health Professionals

Embark on a transformative path in the realm of mental health with the prestigious Michael Vivian Scholarship. Designed to honor the legacy of Dr. Michael R. P. Vivian, this scholarship offers a unique chance to empower aspiring mental health professionals. Through financial support, recognition, and a platform for innovation, we invite you to be a part of this enriching journey. Join us in shaping the future of mental health care and making a lasting impact.

Scholarship Overview

The Michael Vivian Scholarship is a distinguished opportunity that embraces and celebrates the commitment of individuals to advancing mental health care. Named after the esteemed Dr. Michael R. P. Vivian, this scholarship At the Michael Vivian Scholarship, we believe in fostering excellence, innovation, and compassionate care within mental health. Join us in this transformative journey of empowerment and support for the future leaders of mental health care serves as a catalyst for change within the field. We believe in nurturing the next generation of mental health professionals, offering both financial support and a platform for showcasing innovative ideas.


To be considered for the Michael Vivian Scholarship for Mental Health Professionals, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Educational Pursuit: You must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program related to mental health care or planning to pursue such studies.
  2. Academic Excellence: We highly value outstanding academic achievements. Applicants should have a proven track record of scholastic excellence.
  3. Passion for Mental Health: Display a genuine passion for the field of mental health care, showing a strong commitment to making a positive impact on individuals’ well-being.
  4. Personal and Professional Growth: Demonstrate a dedication to continuous growth, both personally and professionally, within the realm of mental health care.
  5. Essay Submission: As part of the application process, provide a well-thought-out essay of up to 1000 words addressing the following prompt:

“Describe an innovative approach to destigmatizing mental health issues and promoting mental well-being in your community or society at large.”

  1. Problem-Solving Aptitude: Showcase creative and resourceful problem-solving skills, highlighting your ability to identify and address complex challenges within the mental health care sector.

We encourage all eligible candidates who meet these criteria to apply for the Michael Vivian Scholarship for Mental Health Professionals. We eagerly await your applications and are excited to learn about your aspirations within the mental health field.


One time award of $1,000


The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 15, 2024.

Winner Announced

The winner for the scholarship will be announced April 15, 2024.

How to Apply

To submit your application for the Michael Vivian Scholarship for Mental Health Professionals, please follow these steps:

  1. Essay Submission: Compose a thoughtful essay addressing the following prompt in a Word document:

“Innovative Approaches to Destigmatizing Mental Health and Enhancing Mental Well-being: Describe a creative strategy to reduce the stigma around mental health issues and promote mental well-being in your community or society at large.”

  1. Email Submission: Send your essay as a Word document attachment to:

[email protected]

Along with the essay, please provide the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Name of High School and Graduation Date
  • The University that you are currently enrolled in.
  • Personal Bio
  • GPA