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Financial Aid Opportunities

Medically Underserved Populations/Nonprofit Employee Scholarship (25%)


The Medically Underserved Populations/Nonprofit Employee Scholarship is a partial tuition award for Level I and Level II Training participants in financial need who are employed by nonprofit, charity, or state/local government organizations that provide mental health services to diverse populations.


The purpose of the Medically Underserved Populations/Nonprofit Employee Scholarship is twofold: 

  1. To provide learning opportunities to licensed mental health professionals (or those on track for licensure) who may otherwise be unable to afford tuition for an SPI Training and are gainfully employed by a nonprofit, charity, or state/local government organization providing mental health services to diverse populations in need.
  2. To provide opportunities for licensed professionals to apply their learned skills to better service Medically Underserved Areas, Medically Underserved Populations, or Health Professional Shortage Areas as designated by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce (https://bhw.hrsa.gov/shortage-designation/muap).

Only those candidates who meet the preconditions for the scholarship and are most likely to help fulfill its twofold purpose will be considered for eligibility. 

Scholarship Amount

Qualified candidates who successfully complete the scholarship application process and the Training application process (and are accepted) are eligible to receive a scholarship award equal to 25% of tuition for a Level I or Level II Training.

Preconditions to Eligibility

Candidates must meet the following preconditions to be eligible for consideration for the scholarship:

  • Be a licensed mental health professional, or professional on track for licensure
  • Work (on average) no less than 32 hours per week for a non
  • profit, 501(c)(3), charity, or state/local government agency
  • Provide proof that employer serves Medically Underserved Areas, Medically Underserved Populations, or Health Professional Shortage Areas (https://bhw.hrsa.gov/shortage-designation/muap).
  • If applicable, provide copies of an official document from the U.S. Treasury Department Internal Revenue Service confirming tax exempt and/or 501(c)(3) status for employer organization
    • Not necessary for government employees or candidates who do not work in the United States
  • Provide a copy of most recent pay-stub from the qualifying nonprofit, charity, city, county or state agency
  • Provide a signed letter from employer confirming employment status
  • Provide proof of licensure (or proof of work being done to obtain licensure)
  • Provide charity number (if applicable; i.e.; Ireland or UK)
  • Submit a completed copy of this application form to financialaid@sensorimotor.org


  • Scholarship funds are limited per Training
  • SPI reserves the right to determine candidates who are eligible to receive aid Funds are allocated to candidates who can justify their employment status as well as financial need
  • Candidates who do not meet the requirements will not be eligible for the scholarship award
  • If allotted funds are exhausted for any Training, no additional funds can be made available
  • Scholarship can only be combined with early application discount and cannot be combined with any other discount incentives or scholarships (candidate may secure an interest-free payment plan)
  • Candidates receiving scholarships must submit their minimum tuition deposit no less than 30 days prior to the start of the training, as well as any application fees, or payment plan fees, per any other deadlines or restrictions that may apply
  • Scholarship applications are reviewed ONLY after all requisite documents and application are received. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed


Receipt of scholarship does not guarantee acceptance into any SPI course, nor does it reserve a seat in said course.  Each course has its own registration/application process, which is separate from the application process to secure any discounts or financial aid. Candidates who qualify for the scholarship will receive award only after they are accepted to the course in question.

It is the sole responsibility of candidates to request a scholarship, and all requests must be made prior to the scheduled start date indicated for the course on the SPI website. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively (after the course begins).

How to Apply

To be considered for the Scholarship, candidates must complete and submit the following Application, along with the requisite documents constituting proof of eligibility (see ‘Preconditions to Eligibility’), to financialaid@sensorimotor.org.  Scholarship applications must be received in full no less than 30 days prior to the start of the Training.  Late applications are subject to rejection.

Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Right-click (windows), control-click (Mac), or long-tap (mobile) on the following link: SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION and choose "save link as" or "save as" from the menu to save the pdf file to your computer/device.
  2. Open the pdf file from the folder on your computer/device in which it was saved. Complete the form, filling in all required fields.
    • NOTE: Do not open the file from within your web browser, it will not save properly. Only open the file from the folder it was saved in.
  3. Once form is completed, save it and attach it in an e-mail to financialaid@sensorimotor.org along with the requisite documents constituting proof of eligibility (see Preconditions for Eligibility).

Scholarship applications and related documents must be submitted in full no less than 30 days prior to the start of the Training. Late applications are subject to rejection.

Scholarship Review Process

The Office of Financial Aid reviews scholarship applications to determine candidate eligibility. Please allow up to two weeks after submission of application to receive confirmation of approval or denial. If candidate’s eligibility is approved, the scholarship will be awarded to candidate’s student account only after candidate has successfully applied and been accepted to attend the Training. Candidate may forfeit award if candidate does not apply to the Training by the indicated application deadline on the SPI website.


Training participants who are awarded the scholarship must keep their student financial accounts in good standing by staying up to date on tuition deposits, any associated fees, and payment plans (if applicable). Non-adherence to a payment plan or missed/incomplete payments may result in loss of award and participant may be assessed additional fees.


In the event a Training participant who has received a scholarship withdrawals from the Training, Trainee must notify SPI in a timely fashion prior to the next scheduled training module. Delays in submitting notice may result in a reduced refund, if any refund might be due (see SPI Refund Policy). Withdrawal from Training will result in proration of the scholarship award and the Refund Policy will apply.


The Office of Financial Aid manage all aspects of Training Scholarships, including eligibility, approval, restrictions, and finances. Questions/concerns about scholarships or financial aid should be directed to financialaid@sensorimotor.org.