Published Date: 2020-07-07
CAPT extends the application deadline for its 2020 Anthony Myers Memorial Scholarship Program
CAPT is still accepting applications for the sixteenth 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 August 17, 2020. This is an extended deadline, which provides an additional month for students to submit their applications and supporting documentation. CAPT made this extension in light of the COVID-19 pandemic which caused many programs to make adjustments to their curriculums and teaching processes. In addition, the union is acutely aware of the hardships this has caused both students, and their nursing instructors who provide their letters of recommendation.
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 addi- tional scholarships may be awarded to the individuals whose applications are not only accurately completed, but whose signed statements are exceptionally inspiring and letters of recommendation 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 recipient must also be a CAPT member, a relative of a CAPT member or someone residing in a CAPT member’s immediate household.
Named in honor of past CAPT State President Anthony Myers, who was instrumental in establishing the scholar- ship program and strongly dedicated to the education of Psych Techs and advance- ment of the profession.
Tony was first elected as state president in 2000. He continued to be re-elected and held office through 2013. The Association lost one of its great leaders in 2014 when he passed away from cancer.
The scholarships are funded from a grant by the American Association of Psychiatric Tech- nicians, which provides services to mental health workers in the 46 states that do not license Psych Techs. / Scholarship awardees will be notified in late September.