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Workforce Education and Training (WET) Scholarship Program

Marin County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) is pleased to announce the opening of Mental Health Services Act’s Workforce Education and Training (WET) Scholarship Program!

The purpose of the scholarship program is to provide financial support to qualifying Marin County residents with lived experience (mental health or substance use consumers or their loved ones in a care taking capacity)  who are interested in becoming a part of the county’s behavioral healthcare workforce as certified peer counselors/specialists, substance use and/or domestic violence counselors.

The links below provide additional information and forms needed to apply.

  1. Scholarship Program Overview–Please review this document thoroughly in order to gain an understanding on how the scholarship works.
  2. Scholarship Application–Please complete and submit the application and a letter of recommendation.
  3. Scholarship Budget Request form—Please complete and submit this form with the application and letter of recommendation.
  4. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)–You may find answers to many commonly asked questions about the program.

A scholarship award program orientation is scheduled on Friday, October 6, 2017, between 10-11am, at 20 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA. 94903 (Point Reyes Room). Attendance at this meeting is NOT required in order to qualify or get awarded a scholarship. However, it is highly recommended that you attend if you still have questions about the program.

Deadline to submit your application is Friday, October 13, 2017 at 3:00pm. Upon receipt of the application, you will be contacted by our office staff to set up a brief 30 minute informational interview with a panel of program mentors and the program manager to determine your eligibility, readiness and commitment to the program. Interviews will be conducted on the week of October 23rd.

Scholarship awards will be announced on the week of October 30th.

For further information, questions or concerns, please contact Cesar Lagleva, Ethnic Services and Training Manager, at 415-846-3789 or clagleva@marincounty.org.