Master’s student Shana Rubenstein is one of the twelve recipients of the 2015 Ima Hogg Scholarship award, an annual scholarship of $5,000 to support graduate social work students in Texas. The scholarships are awarded to second year graduate students who demonstrate a strong commitment to providing mental health services after graduation in Texas.
“Ms. Rubenstein was highly recommended by our faculty and her resume is quite impressive. I am pleased to have her represent our school for this prestigious award. We are grateful to the Hogg Foundation for their continued support of social work education across the state,” said Jane Kretzschmar, assistant dean for master’s programs at the School of Social Work.
“I am excited, honored, and grateful to be a recipient of the Ima Hogg Scholarship award. I look forward to taking part in their vision of working to improve mental health practices in Texas,” Rubenstein said.
The Ima Hogg Scholarships were established in 1956 to address the need for more trained social workers to deliver quality mental health services for Texans. Scholarship recipients must attend one of the 14 Texas graduate schools of social work that are accredited or pending accreditation by the national Council on Social Work Education. Scholarship recipients are nominated by the heads of their social work programs.