Social work

LA County Department of Mental Health Stipend

Designed to prepare and recruit students for careers in public and community mental health, the stipend requires students to obtain a second-year field placement with an LA County Department of Mental Health directly operated or contracted agency.

The stipend provide one year of financial support in the amount of $18,500,  and is available to students in our on-campus two-year or three year programs or our online program (students must be interning in LA County) and require a one calendar year work back commitment with a county-operated or county contracted mental health program.  LA County sets specific guidelines regarding qualified employment obligation positions.  Students will be provided additional information about this stipend as they begin the 2nd year field placement process.

As with all stipends, there will be a competitive application process and availability is dependent on funding and agency availability. Students should also be prepared with other financial aid plans should they not be selected.  Also, the award of some stipends may change the amount of financial aid a student is eligible for.

More information will be emailed or presented to admitted students as it becomes relevant.