Rural Infant Mental Health Scholarships

Scholarships for January -December 2020

What is Infant Toddler Mental Health?

The field of infant mental health is defined as "multi-disciplinary approaches to enhancing the social and emotional competence of infants in their biological, relationship, and cultural contexts.” - Charles Zeanah and Paula Zeanah, Aug./Sept. 2001 Zero to Three

What is the Douglas County & Rural Infant Mental Health Project (DC-IMH) Project?

Portland State University, through funding from the Ford Family Foundation, is pleased to offer scholarships for the DC-IMH two year scholarship program.

The scholarship program is part of a three-year grant (2019-2021) to support and study the impact of infant toddler mental health (ITMH) education and supports to increase interdisciplinary leadership in ITMH. Participants must have a Bachelors' degree.

Scholarship Due: October 23, 2019

Once participants are awarded a scholarship, they must submit their application to the Portland State University Graduate Certificate program by November 11, 2019.


Attend the Online (Zoom) Information Session


October 3, 2019 from 4:00-5:00 pm - Register Here

October 14, 2019 from 12:00-1:00 pm - Register Here

DC-IMH Scholarship

This comprehensive one-year scholarship requires a significant time commitment. The scholarship covers:

  • 20-Credit Infant Toddler Mental Health Graduate Certificate program (5-credits a year from January 7 to December 14, 2019). There is up to an additional $800 stipend to cover fees and books.
  • Optional Quarterly Networking Meetings if located in Douglas County
  • Commitment to complete and apply for one of Oregon's Infant Mental Health Endorsement Categories.
  • Acknowledge and support from employer.

Individuals can apply for the scholarship without applying for Admissions to the ITMH program. Participants awarded scholarships will be required to apply to the ITMH Graduate Certificate program by November 11, 2019.

2019 Pre-Program Dates

  • October 23: Scholarship Applications Due
  • October 25: Notification of Scholarship Awards
              • Request transcripts (takes up to 6-weeks)
  • November 11: Notification of Acceptance Due
  • November 18: Waiting List Scholarships Notifications
  • December 16: Notification of Admissions
  • December 17: Online self-paced Orientation Opens &
  • December 20: Registration for Classes

Classes start January 6, 2020.