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October 27, 2015

Rehabilitation Counseling Program Wins $917K Dept. of Education Grant

  • Boston
"The RSA grants will attract a diverse group of qualified, motivated candidates."

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.

Learn more about the rehab counseling program

Read about the program’s application requirements.