Scholarships and Grants

School can get expensive. But financial aid will mitigate some of your financial stress and keep you focused on your academics. Consider applying for one or several of these grants and scholarships available to our students.
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Apart from federal financial aid, the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies offers new and current students direct and application-based grant opportunities.

During 2022, nearly $300,000 was awarded in the form of grants and scholarships. As you seek to fund your education, we encourage you to explore options available to you.

Contact Student Services at GraduateSchool@HazeldenBettyFord.edu, or call us at 1-855-587-6707 to learn more about the opportunities below.

The Hope Scholarship is available to degree-seeking students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color for fall semester 2022. To become eligible for this $16,000 Hope Scholarship, applicants need to submit a resume and an essay addressing commitment to the field of addiction counseling. Application requirements are outlined on the Hope Scholarship Application. Benefit-eligible Hazelden Betty Ford employees are not eligible for this scholarship. Students are not eligible to receive any additional Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies scholarships nor grants during the terms receiving the Hope Scholarship.

This $5000 scholarship opportunity is open to degree-seeking students who enroll for summer semester. Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native. Application requirements are outlined on the Dr. Tim & Mary Sheehan Scholarship for Students of Color Scholarship application. Our scholarship review panel will evaluate applications along with financial need for each applicant. Students are not eligible to receive any additional Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies scholarships nor grants during the terms receiving the Dr. Tim & Mary Sheehan Scholarship for Students of Color.

Newly admitted degree-seeking students who enroll at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies may apply for a $5000 Impact Scholarship. Application requirements are outlined on the Impact Scholarship Application. Our scholarship review panel will evaluate scholarship applications along with financial need for each applicant. Students are not eligible to receive additional Hazelden Betty Ford scholarships or grants during the terms receiving the Impact Scholarship.

All students seeking a degree at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies are encouraged to apply for the Bennett and Carolyn Rosenthal Scholarship which awards recipients $11,000. Our scholarship review panel will evaluate the applications along with the financial needs of each applicant. Application requirements are outlined on the Bennett and Carolyn Rosenthal Scholarship Application. International students and benefit-eligible Hazelden Betty Ford employees are not eligible. Students previously selected are not eligible for future consideration. Students are not eligible to receive any additional Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies scholarships nor grants during the terms receiving the Rosenthal Scholarship.

New degree-seeking students from Canada who enroll at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies for fall semester may apply for a $25,000 Pedro Luna Bursary. Priority is given to applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (Indigenous, Inuit or Métis), particularly those living and working in an Aboriginal settlement or working within an Aboriginal environment. The deadline for Pedro Luna Bursary applications is June 1. 

Degree-seeking students from Canada who enroll at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies for fall semester may apply for a $10,000 Alvin and Mona Libin Foundation Scholarship. The deadline for Alvin and Mona Libin Foundation Scholarship applications is July 8. 

Admitted students referred by Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies alumni may be eligible for a one-time first semester scholarship in the amount of $500. During the application process, applicants have the option to indicate an alumni referral on their application. The Admissions Office will contact the alumnus to clarify the professional relationship. Hazelden Betty Ford benefit-eligible employees cannot qualify for this scholarship. Incoming students utilizing an organizational discount are not eligible for this scholarship.

Graduate School offers $3,300 to graduate students who are eligible for 100% of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. This amount will be matched by the Veterans Administration (VA) to cover 100% of tuition and mandatory fees. For more information contact GraduateSchool@HazeldenBettyFord.edu or visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program.

Alan Braun LGBT Grant
This grant is available to students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Two or more students will be selected for this award each semester, and identity remains confidential. Award amounts will be determined by financial need and available funds, up to a maximum award of $2,000 per student. Grant application requirements are outlined on the Diversity Grant Application.

LGBT Grant
This grant is available to students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. One or more students will be selected for this award each semester and identity remains confidential. Award amounts will be determined by available funds, up to a maximum award of $1,000 per student. Grant application requirements are outlined on the Diversity Grant Application.

Minority Grant
This grant is available to students who identify as African American, Native American, Asian American, Alaska Native or Latino American. One or more students will be selected for this award each semester. The maximum award is $1,000 per student. Grant application requirements are outlined on the Diversity Grant Application.

Alice Roberson African American Student Grant
This grant is available to students who identify as African American. Two students may be selected for this winter semester grant. The maximum award is $1700 per student. Grant application requirements are outlined on the Diversity Grant Application.

The graduate school has Early Admission Agreements with select undergraduate institutions, awarding one-time scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to eligible students.

If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate institution where an agreement exists and seek enrollment with the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, you are eligible to receive this scholarship if accepted to one of our degree programs.

Degree-seeking students are also encouraged to explore external funding resources. Search for available scholarship on the websites listed below.

All scholarships and grants awarded to students must be reported to the graduate school's financial aid office.

Scholarship/Grant Opportunities

The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies educates future leaders in addiction counseling who provide evidence-based integrated care for substance use and co-occurring disorders. 

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