Become a RISE-UP Fellow
The RISE-UP Grant is a collaboration between the Clinical Mental Health, School Counseling and School Psychology to train RISE-UP Fellows in providing evidence-based behavioral health services in rural populations.
Current participating counties include: Augusta County, Greene County, Harrisonburg City, Page County, Rockbridge County, Rockingham County and Shenandoah County.
Appointed RISE-UP Fellows will be awarded $10,000 over the course of their practicum/internship placement. These funds are awarded as a result of completing all program requirements identified in their respective handbooks and completion of the following activities:
- Successfully complete a practicum (School Psychology) or internship (School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling) experience at an approved site;
- Present at the Showcase of Student Scholarship & Creative Activities on their experiences with the RISE-UP Program and completed work as it relates to primary and behavioral integrated health, interprofessional team-based trauma-informed care, and rural health;
- Complete 10 additional hours of direct/indirect care at an alternative placement site (school-based students will be placed at CAPS and counseling students at a school-based program);
RISE-UP Fellows must be students in good standing in the Clinical Mental Health, School Counseling or School Psychology Programs at James Madison University. Fellows will be selected following a competitive application process.
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