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Scholarships Available to National Wellness Recovery Action Plan conference

Monday, August 17, 2015
Application deadline is August 21, 2015

Washington, DC—The Department of Behavioral Health is accepting applications for peer scholarship awards to attend the 2015 WRAP Around the World Conference on August 24-August 26 at the Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC. Sponsored by the Mary Ellen Copeland Center, WRAP Goes to Washington! is a conference for grassroots networking and peer support. The deadline for submitting the application is 12 noon, August 19, 2015. The scholarship will cover the conference registration fee.

The scholarship is available to individuals who identify as present or former consumers of behavioral health services, persons in recovery, psychiatric survivors or family members.  In addition, an applicant must be a District resident.

To apply, an applicant must complete an application.  The application must be submitted to Vivi Smith, Director of Consumer and Family Affairs, by email to [email protected]  (include “peer scholarship” in the subject line), or by post or delivery to the Department of Behavioral Health, Attn: Vivi W. Smith, 64 New York Avenue NE, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20002.   For more information, contact Ms. Smith at [email protected] or (202) 673-4377.

Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee a scholarship award. All required fields must be completed in order to be considered.  DBH reserves the right to decline incomplete applications and the right to cancel the DBH scholarship program at any time.

Scholarship awards will be announced no later than August 21, 2015.  For more information about the WRAP conference, go to