Southern CA Graduate Stipend Program



The Graduate Stipend Program of the Southern Counties Regional Partnership (SCRP) intends to award over 160 educational stipends to students training in their final year in a treatment facility operated by a county-run or county-contracted mental health/behavioral health agency, excluding programs administered in or by an adult correctional facility.

The program will recruit students in the fields of clinical psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, professional counseling, and psychiatric nurse practitioner with the goal of addressing the workforce needs of the SCRP counties: Imperial, Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tri-Cities (Claremont, La Verne, Pomona) and Ventura.

If you meet the student eligibility requirements below and would like to apply for a grant, click here.  For more information about the Graduate Stipend program, email or call (818) 386-5600 x6518.



Student Eligibility Requirements – Academic Year 2022-23

  1. Students currently enrolled in a graduate academic program that leads to the practice or clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, social work, professional counselor, or psychiatric nurse practitioner;
  2. Students who are in good standing in their academic program;
  3. Students who are currently participating in their final year of clinical field placement (traineeship, internship or practicum) located in an outpatient county facility or agency funded by a county, excluding programs administered in or by an adult correctional facility;
  4. Students completing their final year of clinical field placement between January 1, 2023 through September 30, 2023;
  5. Students with lived experience, second language capacity and diverse background will be prioritized applicants;
  6. Students who do not have any existing service obligation with other entities, including other HCAI or county programs;
  7. Students who are not in breach of any other health professional service obligation.

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