Dr. Eve M. Adams, Associate Professor and Director of Training, PhD Program in Counseling Psychology has received a 4-yr. award for a total of $930,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Professions. The HRSA Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program provides funds to schools to make scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds, enrolled in health professions and nursing programs. This funding will provide 19 NMSU doctoral students in Counseling Psychology a yearly scholarship of $15,000 for four years.
The purpose of the SDS Program is to increase diversity in the health professions by providing grants to eligible health professions for use in awarding scholarships to financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Many of these students are from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds and will help diversify the health workforce. The SDS Program addresses a major barrier to disadvantaged students’ access to health professions education — namely, high tuition costs. The SDS Program gives funding priority to health professions with certain percentages of: (1) full-time underrepresented minorities, (2) graduates practicing in primary care, and (3) graduates working in medically under-served communities.