Great Minds Fellowship Program

Made possible by a generous grant of more than $860,000 from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, Malone University students who are interested in Social Work and Addictions Counseling can receive a significant cost reduction to complete their education.

The goal of the Great Minds Fellowship Program is to grow the number of Ohioans who enter the behavioral health professions, like social work and counseling, in the next two years. With this financial support, you can receive your Malone education affordably while you pursue your God-given callings. These programs will equip you to serve others in a manner which reflects Christ so you can lead with empathy and courage at a critical time in our society. 

Social Work

For students who enroll in Fall 2023: Those who hold an associate degree will be eligible to complete Malone’s social work program in two years—fully online or in person—with the cost of tuition for their first five classes covered in full (maximum value of $10,000). This will allow them to complete their bachelor’s degree at a significantly reduced rate while they prepare to gain their social work licensure.
Final cost of program participation and eligibility will be determined with the help of a transcript review for students on an individual basis.

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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

For students who enroll in August 2024:  If you begin your Clinical Mental Health Counseling program this fall, you may be eligible for a Great Minds Fellowship Grant of up to $10,000 towards your graduate degree. To qualify, you must be a degree-seeking Ohio resident, enrolled full-time, and set to graduate by Spring 2027. Additionally, recipients of this grant are expected to provide a notice of intent to complete their clinical experience and seek initial employment at an approved site, provided this does not impose undue hardships. The priority deadline for applications is June 15.

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