Published Date: 2019-04-08
Attention Psych Tech Students
CAPT is currently accepting applications for its 2019 Anthony Myers Memorial Scholarship Program
CAPT is now accepting applications for the fifteenth round of scholarships it will award to students enrolled in Psychiatric Technician education programs.
For applications to be considered, they must be postmarked no later than Friday, July 12, 2019. The scholarship winners will be announced at CAPT’s 35th Annual Meeting, scheduled for mid-September.
CAPT will award up to 10 scholarships to help students with the cost of tuition, books and other expenses. This year, eight scholarships may be awarded for $750 each. Two additional scholarships may be awarded to the individuals whose applications are not only accurately completed, but whose signed statements are exceptionally inspiring and letters of recom- mendation are highly supportive. One top scholarship may be awarded in the amount of
$1,500 and a runner-up awarded in the amount of $1,000.
To receive a scholarship, an individual must be enrolled and actively participating in a Psych Tech education program accredited or approved by the BVNPT. The recipi- ent must also be a CAPT member, a relative of a CAPT member or someone residing in a CAPT member’s immediate household.
In 2014, CAPT’s Board of Directors voted to rename its annual scholarship program the Anthony Myers Memorial Scholarship Program in honor of CAPT’s previous state president who passed away from cancer.
The Board agreed that it was only fitting to rename the program after Tony, who was not only instrumental in establishing the scholarship program, but dedicated to the education of Psych Techs and advancement of the profession.
Tony was first elected as state president in 2000. He continued to be re-elected and held office through 2013.
Complete eligibility requirements and an application are available online at www.psychtechs.net. Just click 1 under the rotating ‘Announcements’ located at the top of our home page. Or, have one mailed to you by contacting CAPT Consultant Carol Wiesmann at (800) 677-2278 or e-mail a request to her at wiesmann@psychtechs.