About the Scholarship

The DBT-Linehan Board of Certification is pleased to announce the availability of The Michael Chambers Memorial Scholarship Fund (MCMS). This fund was initiated to increase access to Program certification and to help address financial barriers which could interfere with prospective programs becoming DBT-LBC certified. The scholarship is particularly seeking to fund DBT Programs which are small in size (less than 6 clinicians), and/or primarily serving low income, disenfranchised or marginalized individuals. The eligible awardees receive a $2000 scholarship towards the Program Certification fees and it is to cover the final step - the Site Visit. Programs must pay the Application fee and Desktop Review fees themselves. The Scholarship committee is intent on increasing community access to DBT-LBC Certified Programs and further increasing knowledge around the importance of certification, with a goal of awarding five scholarships per year. Efforts are also underway to add to and grow the current level of funding in the MCMS Fund to sustain scholarship availability for years to come.

The Program Certification application is only accessed through a Certified Clinician's DBT-LBC online profile. To get a good understanding of what is required in Program Certification and its application, please see the Application Self-Assessment. The application for scholarship assistance is also available through the Team Leader's Program Certification application. 

We encourage DBT Programs to become certified and hope that the availability of scholarship assistance helps interested programs be able to pursue this valuable certification. Please check out the website for more information and feel free to Contact Us via the website with any questions. Thanks for your dedication! 

Who Should Apply

The scholarship is particularly seeking to fund DBT Programs which are small in size, and/or primarily serving low income, disenfranchised or marginalized individuals, and those programs who otherwise would have difficulty affording the Program certification costs. The eligible awardees receive a $2000 scholarship towards the Program Certification fees and is to cover the final step - the Site Visit. Programs must pay the Application fee and Desktop Review fees themselves.

Scholarship Form

Access to the scholarship form will only be available to apply via the Team Leader's on-line My Account Program Application.  There you will click the button to download your form. Once your form is completed, please upload it to the identified folder using Box.  Below is an opportunity to view the form for informational purposes only.