MSJ's Department of Social Work received funds from the state of Ohio for a "Great Minds Fellowship"


The fellowship provides up to a $10,000 scholarship opportunity for addiction studies minors or social work majors. Full-time and part-time students are eligible.


Great Minds Fellowship

Overview of the Ohio Wellness Workforce "Great Minds Fellowship"

"The Great Minds Fellowship is ideal for students looking to make a difference and contribute to growing Ohio’s behavioral health workforce. The program will help students jump start a successful future in their chosen career path while allowing communities across Ohio to better care for those living with mental health and substance abuse disorders."


"The health and success of Ohio’s families and communities depends on our ability to recruit, train, and retain the best talent to ensure Ohio has the most robust behavioral health workforce possible. Behavioral health care workers are a valued and vital part of our healthcare system, and our efforts today are focused on helping to quickly infuse more qualified professionals into behavioral health care workplaces throughout the state. I look forward to working with the General Assembly, Ohio’s providers, and our colleges and universities on this innovative plan.” - Governor Mike DeWine
Provide direct services to individuals, families, and groups.
353% The demand for behavioral health services increased 353% from 2013-2019 while the workforce only increased 174%
Help people experiencing relationship issues, depression, anxiety, addiction, and other disorders.

Program Highlights

  Who is eligible?
  How can it be spent?
  • Childcare
  • Transportation
  • Licensure exam & materials
  • Tuition
  Top 5 local behavioral health institutions
  1. Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  2. Talbert House
  3. Beech Acres Parenting Center
  4. Child Focus
  5. Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services