Department of
Counselor Education

 

RSA Scholars

RC48 Rehabilitation Counseling - RSA Scholars Program

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) has awarded the Emporia State Rehabilitation Counseling Program (RC48) with funds toward tuition and stipend support of up to 20 scholars.

 


Now Accepting RSA Scholarship Applications for Summer 2017

Applications due by March 31, 2017

Notification of acceptance by May 1, 2017

 

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) has awarded the ESU Rehabilitation Counseling Program (RC48) with funds toward tuition and stipend support of up to 20 scholars. We are now accepting applications for our second cohort (10 students) to begin their studies Spring 2017.

The funds cover the following towards a 48-credit, online rehabilitation counseling master's degree:

 

Full tuition (9-12 credits per semester)*

One Stipend per Semester between $1,000-$2,500*

*pending availability of funding

  

If accepted, RSA Scholarship recipients must agree to:

  • Complete their internships at a State VR agency (any state)
     
  • Complete their studies and fulfill graduate requirements by the end of seven (7) consecutive semesters
     
  • Attend four conferences relevant to rehabilitation counseling and disabilities, and
     
  • Take a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam in lieu of graduate program comprehensive examination or portfolio.

RSA Scholarship awards are contingent upon agreement by the scholar that for every year of support they receive, they will "payback" the funds by working for two years at a state or non-profit program that provides rehabilitation counseling.

 

Application Requirements

  • Must be a resident of Kansas or Nebraska
     
  • Applicants must submit an online application and a $40 application fee to the ESU Graduate School and complete all admission application requirements (including official transcripts and letters of recommendation)
     
  • Applicants must submit online a two-page letter of interest include including:

- Professional and/or personal experience with people who have disabilities

- Statement of how the scholarship will contribute towards future professional goals working with people who have disabilities

- Statement of how the student will utilize resources (i.e., academic, community, and family support, commitment to self-care, boundaries, work schedules, and study habits) to successfully complete an online degree

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