Picture yourself in this scenario: you’re a parent and it’s your child’s first day of school. You send them off with a backpack full of supplies and a lunchbox packed with their favorite foods. You watch them walk through the doors of the school and you can’t help but feel a little anxious. Will they […]
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
School Psychologists are Mental Health Professionals!
Good mental health is important for everyone. In fact, mental health is as important as physical health to our quality of life. This doesn’t just mean the absence or management of mental illness, but also having the skills necessary to cope with life’s challenges. If ignored, mental health problems can interfere with one’s learning, development, relationships, and physical health.
Mental health support for children and youth must be accessible. Schools are ideal settings to provide mental health services to children and youth. In fact, students are much more likely to seek mental health support when it is readily available in their school. In addition to the work they do to help identify and treat learning differences, school psychologists are uniquely trained to deliver high quality mental and behavioral health services to ensure all students have the support they need to be successful in school, at home, and throughout life. To learn more about the role of a school psychologist, visit the National Association of School Psychologists website.
Total Education Solutions (TES) is aware of the shortage of school psychologists available nationwide, especially at a time when it is critical to take care of your physical and mental health. In Ohio, the most unfilled positions are within urban school districts. We want to promote this rewarding profession and empower individuals who are working to become school psychologists, in particular those interested in working in urban settings.
Therefore, TES is offering a $250 scholarship opportunity for two school psychology students. Recipients of the scholarship will be selected based on their awareness of the unique challenges of providing school psychological services in an urban setting, their promise in applying their skills to benefit students in urban schools, and on how they will benefit from the scholarship.
If you are a school psychology student interested in this scholarship please apply here. Applications are due by midnight on June 15th, 2020. Recipients will be announced on July 15th, 2020.
Instructions for applying:
- Record a 3-5 minute video explaining why you hope to work in an urban school district, how you’ll use your skills to benefit students in urban schools, and how this scholarship will help you meet those goals.
- Upload the video to YouTube (click here for a tutorial).
- Complete the TES scholarship application form by midnight on June 15th, 2020.
- Copy and paste the link of your video (make sure it’s public) into the last item on the TES scholarship application form.