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Colorado Health Service Corps Scholarship Program for Addiction Counselors

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Mar 31, 2023

Kathy Jacobsen


The Colorado Health Service Corps Program provides scholarships for Addiction Counselor training in exchange for a service commitment in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Colorado.

Scholarship recipients must commit to a term of 6 months at an approved site and meet the hourly requirements for direct clinical contact during the entire service obligation.


Scholarship recipients must:

  • Be on a path to become a licensed Certified Addiction Technician (CAT), Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS), or a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)
  • Get accepted into an approved clinical addiction counseling training program within 6 months of accepting the scholarship award
  • Complete coursework and required hours within 18 months for CAT or 24 months for CAS and LAC
  • Work in a Colorado Health Professional Shortage Area at a CHSC-certified site for 6 months after becoming fully licensed as a CAT, CAS, or LAC
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

The full cost of tuition and fees up to $5,000.

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Scholarships for health careers · Substance use and misuse · Colorado

Organizations (1)

  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, view details

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