Jamie Mitus, PhD, associate professor and program director of rehabilitation counseling in the Department of Counseling and Mental Health Professions in the School of Health Sciences and Human Services, has been awarded two federal grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).
Both grants are for long-term training, and 75 percent of each award must be used toward assisting students in Hofstra’s rehabilitation counseling program with tuition costs and other fees. One grant carries an award of one million dollars over five years, and is intended for students who are studying to work with youth with disabilities. The other grant, worth $750,000 over five years, is for students specializing in rehabilitation and mental health.
“The program has a long-standing track record of securing RSA grants that dates back to the 1980’s,” said Dr. Mitus. “These grants have supported many of our students who have since gone on to enjoy successful careers in rehabilitation counseling. As always, we are very grateful to have been awarded two new grants that will allow us to continue supporting students in the program.”