Educational Foundation

Educational Foundation

CAMFT's Educational Foundation

CAMFT’s Educational Foundation raised over $1,100 for the scholarships and grant programs with a prize raffle at the 2023 Annual Conference.

Congratulations to the following winners:

  • Rachel Davis, Two-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
  • Nikki Gabriel, Registration for ANY 2024 In-Person Event PLUS a two-night hotel stay on site
  • Nassiba Cherif, All Access Pass to CAMFT Webinars and On-Demand Library for one-year

The CAMFT Educational Foundation was formed to support and enhance the profession of marriage and family therapy. The Educational Foundation fulfills this mission by providing scholarships, grants, and other assistance to persons pursuing the profession or conducting research relevant to the practice of marriage and family therapists, and also by engaging in other programs to enhance and expand awareness of the profession.

One of the hallmarks of a life well lived is giving back to make it better than you found it. With generosity, a plot of land becomes a community garden; a dilapidated building becomes a food bank; and a mental health profession becomes more robust and diverse.


Since 1977, the CAMFT Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, has awarded nearly $150,000 in scholarships and grants. Today, the need to create a more diverse mental health workforce has never been greater, and scholarships and grants help make the dream of licensure as a marriage and family therapist a reality for many.

There Are Several Ways You Can Make A Difference To the Educational Foundation:


Monetary gift: Donations by check or credit card are critically important to the CAMFT Educational Foundation, because they can immediately fund scholarships and grants.


Bequests to the Foundation are easy to arrange.  Additionally, your bequest may be designated for a particular purpose; used to establish a new scholarship; or, given to honor you or a loved one. Learn more.


Your gift to the CAMFT Educational Foundation will allow your generosity to leave the MFT profession better than you found it!


Apply for an Educational Foundation Scholarship or Grant

Please consider making a contribution to allow the Educational Foundation to continue its legacy of awarding scholarships and grants to the next generation of marriage and family therapists! All contributions are 100% tax deductible.

CAMFT Member Donation

Non-Member Donation

2024 - 2025 CAMFT Foundation Scholarships and Grant Winners

Yasmeen Qtaish

Tessah Schoenrock

Tanya Winje

Erin Heath

Daisy Padilla Flores

Honorable Mention:

Krystal Perez Mercado

Roberto Dantes

Safa Feheem

Emma Haren volunteers extensively in her community including the soup kitchens at her church, numerous women's shelters. She is also a peer mentor for her University’s “El Espejo” program and a peer mentor at an anorexia nervosa and associated disorders (ANAD) recovery center. After graduation, she would like to be a therapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and possible perinatal health, infertility, and postpartum depression. She would also like to become a clinical director of a treatment center or open up her own private or group practice.

Jackeline Grapa has delved into the critical area of researching the need for therapists who are not only clinically trained but also linguistically and culturally competent to serve Latinx populations. In her practicum she works with families of children ages 0-5 in two diverse settings: one focusing on a bilingual parent-participation preschool and the other on school-based therapy. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. to engage in research that is specifically tailored to the unique needs of immigrant children and their families in California.

Jenifer Rodriguez has worked as an advocate for children who are the unaccompanied and traveling alone and being exposed to dangers and traumatic situations. Currently, she works in a school based Department of Mental Health setting. When she completes her MFT program, Jenifer will continue working with children ages 0-17 in foster shelters and/or immigration centers, and as previously noted, with unaccompanied minors.