We are dedicated to fighting stigma, which is often associated with mental illnesses
We exist to promote mental health in our community
We advocate, educate, and serve in Northwest Arkansas
Benton, Carroll, Madison, and Washington Counties
Scholarships offered to local adults
Mental health professionals: Mental Health America is offering a single class scholarship to adults with mental illness. We want to help mental health professionals and families by providing a concrete tool to assist clients in taking a step forward. Let us be the impetus for that step. We have provided scholarships for individuals to take an art class with a private individual; begin a course at NWACC; complete a course at the U of A then go on to take further classes on his own.
The MHA Scholarship is available whenever your client may need it. We will work with you to introduce your client to the idea of a class, and help guide you through the simple application process. Remember, a qualified applicant may choose a class at the hobby, paraprofessional, adult education, or higher education level!
An MHA Scholarship is designed to give the person with mental illness (such as schizophrenia, bi-polar, major depression, etc.) the chance to be in the community; to widen his or her horizons in a structured way. MHA will pay the tuition (and fees if applicable) for one class.
The application is simple and includes a reference from the mental health professional. Please email Scholarship Committee Chairman Susan Rausch firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to hear from you.
Download Application Form (Scholarship applications accepted throughout the year)
Grant Money Available
Mental Health America in Northwest Arkansas is seeking proposals for the Wilma C. Sacks – Mattie Cal Maxted research or project grant up to $1000. Next proposals accepted between March 26 and May 4, 2018.
2018 Request for Proposals
Proposals will be accepted between March 26 and May 4 for the Wilma Sacks-Mattie Cal Maxted Grant (up to $1000). We are seeking to fund a program or research project which focuses on serving or studying aspects of mental health or illness in Northwest Arkansas. Examples of projects previously funded include: Paws in Prison, to evaluate the effectiveness of animal assisted therapy for prison inmates; Equine assisted therapies for individuals with disabilities; Arkansas Crisis Center to upgrade their Crisis Hotline to national standards; and local Children’s Advocacy Center to buy books and other therapeutic materials for children who have experienced trauma.
Submit a brief proposal no more than 6 double-spaced pages to include:
- Title of proposed program or project
- Clearly stated goals and objectives of program or project
- A brief review of the current programming or research in the proposed area
- An overview of the methodology to be used, including time frame for project completion. Projects are expected to be completed within one year from grant award unless other arrangements have been made.
- Project budget
- A resume no longer than 2 pages for each person working as a principle project coordinator, director or investigator. The resume is not included in the six page limit.
- Main contact person with phone and email provided for consultation purposes.
Proposals may be submitted via email to: email@example.com.