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MESF Professional Development Program

Scholarship, Mentorship and Growth Opportunities

The Mary Ellen Strong Foundation invites students interested in providing mental health services to the Black community in Milwaukee, WI, or the Twin Cities, MN to participate in our Professional Development Program. MESF provides scholarship, mentorship, and growth opportunities to support the development of competent mental health clinicians who have a heart toward improving the Black community.


MESF grants tuition scholarships to students pursuing their Master’s of Social Work degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. For more information please download the Scholarship application.


Be a Mentor

Mentorship is such an important part of career development in any field. MESF would like to connect students and early career professionals with mentors.  You do not need to be in Milwaukee or even Wisconsin to have a mentor or to volunteer to be a mentor. If you are interested in being matched with a mentor or volunteering to be a mentor, please submit your name and email below and someone from MESF will contact you to help facilitate this process. In order to qualify to be a mentor, you must hold a license in some area of mental health.  Additionally, your license must be in good standing without any current or previous disciplinary actions. Retired mental health professionals who may have an inactive license are also welcome to participate.

Workshops & Events

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