New Behavioral Health Scholarship

Honoring the legacy of Alum Jeff Thomas

On this Giving Joy Day, we would like to announce the creation of a new scholarship to support students going into the behavioral health field. The Jeff Thomas Behavioral Health Scholarship was established to honor the legacy of EWU alumnus, Jeff Thomas, former CEO of Frontier Behavioral Health, by Coordinated Care. Coordinated Care aims to improve access to higher education for underrepresented populations in health care related fields.

Recipients must:

  • Be undergraduate or graduate students majoring in behavioral health programs including Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Addiction Studies, or earning a Behavioral Health Support Certificate.
  • Recipients must also meet at least one of these following requirements:
    • Demonstrated financial need, with preference to those with financial need outside of Pell Grant eligibility
    • First-generation college student
    • Non-traditional student
    • Come from an underserved or underrepresented community