The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF) provides pre-incident education to address the mental health concerns of those who respond to disaster and crises.

The Academy of Crisis Intervention Program awards partial/full scholarships to assist individuals who are unable to attend ICISF training due to financial constraints.  This scholarship program was designed for people who have never had any ICISF training or are trying to take the core courses, but have financial constraints.

The Academy of Crisis Intervention Scholarship Fund awards scholarships throughout the year and announcements will be made on our scholarship page and also through periodic email blasts.

Beginning in 2018, we are separating the scholarship applications for online courses and ICISF Regional Training’s to make it easier for applicants.

If you would like to be notified by email of our upcoming scholarship opportunities for Online Courses and Regional Training’s, join our mailing list today!

Starting in 2019, ICISF members active for a year or longer will receive first notification of scholarship opportunities, so if you would like to join as a member, click here and join today!

ICISF applies scholarship funds directly to the selected ICISF training program of the recipient’s choice.

Scholarships are awarded throughout the year based on the availability of funds and additional qualifying criteria.  The scholarship fund may be expanded based upon the financial ability of the scholarship fund.

ICISF Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.

You have to be an active ICISF member when you apply for the scholarship program and maintain your active membership during the entire time the scholarships are applicable toward the regional trainings and online courses listed on the application.

To learn more information about becoming a member and the benefits, please visit our membership page and sign up today!

A “Member in Good Standing” means that you are a current, active ICISF member who has paid all dues and has no outstanding conflicts with ICISF.

The Academy of Crisis Intervention Scholarships are selected based on the criteria in the application that includes justification as to why the individual requesting a scholarship needs financial assistance for taking ICISF courses.  We ask that you state your reasons for the request on the application and the committee will consider that along with the other applications received by the deadline.

In order to apply for the Academy of Crisis Intervention Scholarship Program, applicants must meet the below criteria before applying for a scholarship:

  1. Applicant must be an active member in good standing with ICISF.
  2. Applicant must be involved in an occupation or industry that utilizes the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation’s model of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).
  3. Applicant must submit two letters of reference along with the application citing the relevance of the ICISF training to the applicant’s employment or volunteer service.
  4. Applicant must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
  5. Applicant must specify ICISF training requested including whether they are applying for a regional training or online course and their preferences for 2-3 specific courses.

Thank you for your inquiry regarding specific courses for the regional trainings listed on the scholarship application.  This is a continual schedule challenge as we are still in the process of lining up instructors and courses with some of the later regional trainings.

In 2018, we have separated the applications for online courses and regional training’s to make it easier for individuals applying for scholarships.

For applying to the Academy of Crisis Scholarship Fund, we encourage everyone to list 2 or 3 regional training locations and specific courses you would be interested in attending for the scholarship committee to review.  If you are awarded a scholarship, the scholarship will only cover registration costs and course materials (textbooks) for one course and does not include any travel or lodging expenses for those traveling to attend the selected training.

To view our Regional Training dates and locations, visit our homepage and look on the left hand side for the most up to date listing.  You can also view our course descriptions here.

Thank you for your inquiry regarding specific courses for the online courses listed on the scholarship application.

In 2018, we have decided to separate the scholarship applications to make it easier for applying for online courses and regional training’s.  On the application, Just check which online course you are interested in applying for and then mark your preferences next to each course.

To view a list of our upcoming online courses for 2018, click here.

The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) scholarship committee awards scholarships on the basis of a comprehensive process.  Areas that are reviewed by the committee include, but are not limited to the following:

 

  1. Applicant must be an active ICISF member in good standing.
  2. Applicant must be involved in an occupation or industry that utilizes the ICISF model of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) or in a community/provider service in an occupational field that utilizes CISM.
  3. Two Letters of Reference citing relevance of requested ICISF training to the applicant’s employment or volunteer service.
  4. Financial need of the applicant.

At this time, the scholarship program doesn’t include instructor courses, but we are likely to include this in future scholarships.

We currently offer the Academy of Crisis Intervention scholarships twice a year, both in the beginning and the mid-part of the year.

We might consider adding this as a category in the future, but we are currently looking to examine the characteristics and justification of a specific candidate, which is why we request the candidate fill out the application for the scholarship committee to review.

Thank you for your continued interest in our Scholarship Program.  Scholarships are awarded on a per year basis and are only good during the allotted time frame the scholarship committee sets.

At this time, scholarships are only good for the specific online course or regional training (and course) awarded and after these have passed, you have to reapply or the next round of scholarships.

If you have any additional questions about the scholarship program, you can contact Kelly Hall, ICISF Scholarship Coordinator, at (410) 750-9600, ext. 107 or [email protected].