ASCH-ERF Scholarship Funds

ASCH-ERF manages two scholarship funds for students at the present time, namely

At any given time these funds carry varying levels of money that is available to help students dependent upon the generosity of our donors.  To donate additional money to either of these programs, click here.

A third fund, the Virginia Hypnosis Fund Grant, was funded by a generous grant from the Virginia Society of Hypnosis.   

A description of the fund and its eligibility criteria follow for all three.


MUTTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR STUDENT AND EARLY CAREER PROFESSIONAL TRAINING (MUTTER FUND)   

The Mutter Scholarship Fund for Student and Early Career Professional Training (Mutter Fund) is restricted to first-time applicants who are registering for either a Fundamentals of Clinical Hypnosis or Refining Skills & Treatment Applications Workshop at an Annual Meeting or Regional Workshop.

Eligibility

Eligibility is restricted to professionals who are either graduate students, Resident/Interns, or Early Career Professionals.

Students enrolled full-time in a masters level or higher program are eligible to attend at a reduced rate. Students must have completed a minimum of one full semester of the program already and must submit proof of full-time enrollment at an ACE-approved institution of higher education on school letterhead that clearly identifies the individual’s program of study, area of concentration (if applicable), level of degree pursued and date of intended graduation.  Along with a completed registration form and application letter, students need to submit proof of full-time enrollment at an ACE-approved institution of higher education on school letterhead that clearly identifies the individual’s program of study, area of concentration (if applicable), level of degree pursued and date of intended graduation.

Full time residents or interns participating in a recognized residency or internship program may also apply for a Mutter Fund grant. In addition to the 1-2 paragraph statement of need, residents/interns need to submit correspondence from their supervisor on official letterhead explaining the nature of the residency/internship and date of intended completion of the program.

Early Career Professional (ECP) status is defined as 5 years or less of active practice following the awarding of degree by an ACE-approved institution of higher education. ECP applicants must furnish a copy of institutional documentation confirming date of graduation.  Along with a completed registration form, application letter and payment of registration fees, students need to submit a copy of institutional documentation confirming date of graduation.

Mutter Fund Details

Students may apply for up to 100% reimbursement of workshop registration fee.

Resident/Interns and ECPs may apply for up to 50% reimbursement of workshop registration fee.

Funds are limited. Scholarships are not guaranteed. Individuals may only receive the scholarship one time. All applicants are required to submit a 1-2 paragraph statement proposing why they should be awarded scholarship funds.

Upon meeting eligibility requirements, ASCH-ERF will review all applications. Funds will be awarded to applicants on a first-come,first-serve basis. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of that review prior to registration processing.

Travel and lodging arrangements are the individual’s responsibility. In the event that an applicant is not awarded or declines this scholarship, neither ASCH nor ASCH-ERF are responsible for any cancellation or change fees for travel or lodging expenses incurred as a result.
 
Applications

If you are interested in applying for a Mutter Fund grant, please contact assoc-dir@asch.net.

BETTY ALICE ERICKSON & KAY THOMPSON STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This annual scholarship is founded in memory of Betty Alice Erickson, LPC, LMFT, and Kay Thompson, DDS. They were two strong, compassionate, brilliant women who contributed mightily to the field of hypnosis. They taught hypnosis throughout the world. Both were generous of spirit and gave time and expertise to encourage students to pursue hypnosis training.  It is fitting that there be a student scholarship in their names since they both also gave generously to helping fund student scholarships over the years by contributing part or sometimes all of their honorariums for student scholarships.

Eligibility

Applicants must be full-time students at a graduate program in a discipline which meets ASCH membership criteria.  Scholarship funds are restricted to first-time applicants who have registered for either a Basic or Intermediate Workshop at an Annual Meeting.  Students may apply for up to 100% reimbursement of ASCH workshop program registration fees.  All applicants are required to submit a letter with:

  • name;
  • address;
  • phone;
  • email address;
  • school applicant is attending; 
  • program in the school in which the applicant is enrolled;
  • one to two paragraphs describing their professional plans after graduation and how they hope to use hypnosis; and   
  • a written statement from a professor in the student’s major or from an administrator verifying full-time student status.
Determination of eligibility will be made by the ASCH-ERF Board or their designee. The Board will select the candidate(s) who appropriately meets ASCH standards, who shows the most promise, and who will bring to hypnosis the excellence and integrity so beautifully modeled by Betty Alice Erickson and Kay Thompson.

Applications

If you are interested in applying for a Betty Alice Erickson & Kay Thompson Student Scholarship Fund grant please contact assoc-dir@asch.net.

VIRGINIA HYPNOSIS FUND GRANT

The ASCH Education and Research Foundation previously received funds from the Virginia Society of Hypnosis. These funds are to be used to provide scholarships for training in clinical hypnosis. The scholarships are designated for applicants from regionally accredited graduate schools in clinical psychology, medicine and psychiatry, dentistry, social work, nursing, and to licensed mental health and medical clinicians from the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Eligibility

Students need to submit proof of full-time enrollment at an ACE-approved institution of higher education on school letterhead that clearly identifies the individual’s program of study, area of concentration (if applicable), level of degree pursued and date of intended graduation, and proof of student status enrolled full-time in a Virginia-based institution of higher education.

Applications

If you are interested in applying for a Virginia Hypnosis Fund Grant, please contact assoc-dir@asch.net.