Tennessee Behavioral Health Pathways Scholarship

Tennessee Behavioral Health Pathways Scholarship


For the first time, Tennessee is offering up to $30,000 in tuition aid for master’s degrees in behavioral health. Eligible students are now able to seek tuition assistance for Spring 2024 tuition and beyond.

To qualify, applicants must:

The maximum scholarship amount is $30,000 over a two-year period.

In exchange for tuition assistance, scholarship recipients will commit to working at a state-funded community behavioral health agency that serves Tennesseans with the greatest needs and the least ability to pay.*


The scholarship recipient must work at one of these agencies for the same duration of time as the tuition assistance received. Work may be concurrent with their education or after graduation.

Application is currently closed.

To apply, please click here https://redcap.tspn.org/redcap/surveys/?s=MLKM4PFM7R


Applicants can expect to hear back from scholarship program administrators within three weeks. Scholarships are not guaranteed to applicants.


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The Tennessee Behavioral Health Pathways Scholarship was established in 2023 by the Tennessee General Assembly and Gov. Bill Lee to address the growing demand for more behavioral health professionals. The scholarship program is jointly administered by the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO) and the Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & other Addiction Services (TAADAS).


For more information, please contact Tyre Nelson tnelson@taadas.org or Laura Jean at tamho@tamho.org.

* These community agencies must be members of TAADAS or TAMHO and must have a provider contract with the state Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. To see a list of community agencies, click here for TAADAS and here for TAMHO .

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