The Foundation for the Advancement of Human Systems awards scholarships to minority students. Eligible individuals include United States citizens and permanent visa residents, including, but not limited to, those who identify as Black/African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Asian American, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin, LGBT, bi/multilingual, or an individual with one or more disability. The scholarship is open to the following membership categories: Pre-Clinical Fellows, Student, and Clinical Fellows who have been members for less than five (5) years. COAMFTE students or graduates from a COAMFTE program are preferred, but it is not a requirement. The purpose is to support the recruitment, training, and retention of minorities in the field of marriage and family therapy.
This award may be self-nominated by an AAMFT member or nominated by another AAMFT member. Nominators must submit:
- A current resume.
- A letter from the Director of the graduate training program or institute affirming the nominee’s academic status and including an assessment of the nominee’s commitment to the field of marriage and family therapy, as well as a statement of the nominee’s potential as a marriage and family therapist.
- Two letters of reference (these are in addition to the letter from the Director).
- A detailed personal statement including how the nominee’s diverse background has had an impact on them and their career decision.
- One official transcript.
Letter of Recommendation
All self-nominations require a letter of recommendation to be submitted with materials.