HBCUs Latest Extramural Awards
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The motivation exhibited through the rehabilitation counseling faculty when writing their grants comes
from their desire to ensure graduate students receive the highest quality education. Federal funding has
benefited over 150 SC State graduate students that received full scholarsh ips, monthly stipend and
professional development travel.
“The feedback we have received regarding the grants has been overwhelmingly positive,” says
Staten. “Not only have students received scholarships, but after they graduate, they have been able to
obtain jobs as counselors, working with state and federal agencies and working with veterans with
disabilities. Many of our students have gone on to pursue PhDs as well, to include enrolling in doctoral
programs at the University of Iowa, Southern Illinois University, Pennsylvania State, Florida State and
many other universities.”
The Rehabilitation Counseling program seeks scholars who are willing to devote a minimum of two
years of graduate preparation to develop a mastery of knowledge and skills as requisite for rehabilitation
Students seeking admission into the program must first meet the admission requirements of the Graduate
School and subsequently the rehabilitation counseling program. The program is currently accepting
applications for fall 2016 semester.
Rehabilitation Services Administration/U.S Department of Education scholarship applicants must
1. Evidence of a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.25
2. Three letters of recommendation from professionals in the field
3. A completed scholarship application and documentation of full admission into the SC State
University Graduate School and rehabilitation counseling program.
A highly competitive scholarship, selected finalists are required to interview with the scholarship
committee prior to being awarded. To apply for a scholarship, contact persons below:
Scholarship #1: For vocational rehabilitation counselors currently working in the state/federal
vocational rehabilitation system seeking a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, call Dr. David
Staten at (803) 516-4917.
Scholarship #2: For graduate students seeking a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling,
call Dr. David Staten at (803) 516-4917.
Scholarship #3: For graduate students seeking a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling,
call Dr. Bridget Hollis Staten at (803) 516-4765 or Dr. Michelle Maultsby at (803) 536-8908.
Scholarship #4: For graduate students seeking a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling,
call Dr. Michelle Maultsby at (803) 536-8908 or Dr. Bridget Hollis Staten at (803) 516-4765.