Five graduate students of accredited social work programs in Texas will receive a total of $25,000 as recipients of the 2008 Ima Hogg Scholarship for Mental Health.
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health awards up to five $5,000 scholarships annually to students who demonstrate a strong commitment to providing mental health services after graduation. Applicants must be entering the second year of an accredited graduate social work program in Texas and must be nominated by the head of their program.
The 2008 recipients are:
- Elizabeth Huntington and Tenisha Hunter, The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work.
- Rosanne Dominguez, The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Department of Social Work.
- Warren Ponder, The University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Social Work.
- Sarahtyah Wilson, Our Lady of the Lake University’s Worden School of Social Service.
The scholarship program was created in 1956 at the request of the foundation’s founder, Miss Ima Hogg, to address the need for more trained social workers to deliver quality mental health services to people in Texas.
The Hogg Foundation was founded in 1940 by Ima Hogg, daughter of former Texas Governor James Stephen Hogg, and today provides grants and programs to support mental health consumer services, research, policy analysis and public education projects in Texas. The foundation is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.