2024-25 Wellness Coach Scholarship Program

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The Wellness Coach Scholarship Program’s goal is to educate and train students to serve as Certified Wellness Coaches (CWC) in California.




WCSP provides scholarships to students in associate or bachelor’s degree programs that qualify them for Wellness
Coach Certification through the education pathway in exchange for a 12-month service obligation providing CWC services in California. Eligible applicants may receive up to $35,000. The purpose of this program is to increase the number of CWCs providing direct services in California. The Wellness Coach profession is a new, certified position to increase our state’s overall capacity to support the growing behavioral health needs of our youth. It is designed to help build a larger and more diverse and representative behavioral health workforce in California that has
the training and supervision needed to engage directly with young people where they live, study and work. Wellness Coaches will offer non-clinical services that support children and youth behavioral health and well-being. Services include wellness promotion and education, screening, care coordination, individual and group support, and crisis referral. The model will supplement and support existing behavioral health roles, fill gaps in the current behavioral health workforce, and create a larger and more diverse workforce with whom youth can connect.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Individual

Start program by September 30, 2024, be enrolled in a minimum of six-semester units until program completion, be enrolled in a degree program that would qualify the applicant for Wellness Coach certification through the education pathway, have a GPA of 2.0 or greater and maintain until program completion, graduate after proposed agreement start date, not be in breach or have existing service obligations, commit to providing direct patient care.



Eligible Geographies:

Grantees must fulfill their service obligations as a Certified Wellness Coach in settings that support the behavioral health needs of children and youth aged 0-25.

Important Dates

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July 2024
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1 month

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  • State
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  • Advance(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Behavioral Health Program, 1-916-326-3700, bhprograms@hcai.ca.gov