Graduate Funding Information Service

December 20, 2021

Baer Reintegration Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

The Baer Reintegration Scholarship is funded by the Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation which supports the efforts of organizations working to stimulate education, research and direct care in the mental health field. A businessman and consultant, Mr. Baer personally faced mental health challenges during his life and sought to alleviate the suffering of those living with mental illness

The goal of the Baer Reintegration Scholarship is to help people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder acquire the educational and vocational skills necessary to reintegrate into society, secure jobs, and regain their lives.

The Baer Reintegration Scholarship program is designed to offer financial assistance for a wide range of educational opportunities in which students work to attain a certificate or degree from an accredited institution. Eligible programs include:

  • High school equivalency programs
  • Trade or vocational school, or certificate programs
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Graduate degree

Eligibility

  • Be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder
  • Be currently receiving medical treatment for the disease, including medications and psychiatric follow-up, or have treating physician’s documentation of past history noted on Recommendation Form
  • Be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegration efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part-
    or full-time employment, volunteer efforts or school enrollment
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident and plan to attend a school in the United States
  • Be age 18 years or older by September 1st, 2022

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.