Rehabilitation Counseling Program Wins $917K Dept. of Education Grant
The rehabilitation counseling program in the UMass Boston School for Global Inclusion and Social Development has been awarded a five-year, $917,000 grant to fund student scholarships.
The award comes from the Rehabilitation Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will provide 75% to 100% tuition remission and a stipend to a total of 38 part-time and full-time rehab counseling graduate students over five years.
“This funding is a wonderful source of support to our program,” said Assistant Professor James Soldner. “The RSA grants will attract a diverse group of qualified, motivated candidates, which is something we’re always working on. The funding will also help take away a lot of the financial stress that grad students often cope with.”
The rehabilitation counseling program is ranked #1 in New England by U.S. News & World Report. Its graduates support people with disabilities and other barriers to achieve their life goals, including finding and keeping meaningful work.