Student Development and Inclusion Scholarship Fund

We are excited to announce the launch of MI-AIMH’s Student Development and Inclusion Scholarship Fund  - a new initiative that provides students with opportunities to apply for scholarships to attend training offered by MI-AIMH, including our biennial conference in May 2024! The 2024 Student rate is $250 for the full 3-day conference + Celebratory banquet + Policy Lunch & Learn Session.

Why Support MI-AIMH’s Student Development and Inclusion Scholarship Fund?

  • The fund supports the health and wellbeing of Michigan’s infants and young children. Investing in the first few years of a child's life are critical for social and emotional development, forming the foundation for lifelong health and wellbeing. It is critical that as a community, we invest in the professionals who are being trained to provide social emotional services to Michigan’s most at-risk babies, young children and families that are evidence- based, trauma-informed,  relationship-based and culturally sensitive. Michigan’s youngest children are counting on us to invest in them.  

  • Your support helps to promote Diversity and Inclusion in Family Support. Every family should have access to culturally sensitive, high quality care and support. Your support, regardless of the amount, will enable us to provide scholarships to students from diverse backgrounds, fostering a more inclusive and equitable community. 

  • The fund helps to address Michigan’s significant early childhood workforce crisis. Everyone who cares about babies, must care about this crisis because it needs to be addressed so that families get the relationship-based culturally sensitive mental health services they need.  All students interested in infant mental health professional development are welcome to apply, with priority to those with internships in the public mental health system. 

  • Your contribution invests in a new generation of passionate individuals dedicated to working with babies, young children and families. These students are the future advocates and practitioners who will contribute to the well-being and development of babies and young children across Michigan. 

  • The fund advances Knowledge and Research in Child and Family Studies, ensuring that our future professionals are well-equipped to meet the evolving needs of our communities.

Your generosity, in any amount, matters, and we are immensely grateful for your support in shaping the future of relationship-based family support!


Organized by Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health
501(c)(3) Public Charity · EIN 38-2256399
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