Center for Inclusive Transition, Education, & Employment (CITEE)
Qualified Treatment Trainees

Graduate Student Award

Applications are now closed for the QTT Grants Program - Graduate Student Award.

About the Qualified Treatment Trainee (QTT) Graduate Student Award
Qualified Treatment Trainee (QTT) Graduate Student Awards are intended to relieve financial barriers experienced by graduate QTTs completing unpaid and underpaid internships as part of their clinical graduate programs. Awards will be given directly to graduate students to support their clinical internship completion, with the long-term goal of increasing licensed behavioral health professionals across Wisconsin.The graduate student intern should be familiar with their respective graduate program and the agency hosting their internship for the application and award process.Applications to receive this one-time, $5,000 award are open now through November 30, 2022. 

  • Eligibility:
    • You must be at least one of the following:
      • Wisconsin resident
      • Student at an accredited college or university located in Wisconsin
      • Completing an internship at an agency or clinic physically located in Wisconsin
    • Current graduate students in social work, counseling, or marriage and family therapy programs
    • Completing a clinical internship (e.g., internship, field placement, clinical practicum,)
    • Clinical internship period begins within: Fall 2022 to Spring 2023
    • Clinical internship is an unpaid or underpaid (less than $5,000 in compensation) position

  • Award Selection: Applications close November 30, 2022. Priority will be given to Wisconsin residents, internships providing services to Wisconsin residents, and students at colleges or universities located in Wisconsin.


  • Award Notification and Required Activities: UW-Whitewater will notify awardees via email. This email will contain directions to complete necessary financial paperwork and activities required by January 3, 2023. The financial implications of receiving a grant award should be reviewed individually with your university’s financial aid office and/or tax preparation services.

 Awardees must:

  • Provide basic internship agency information and basic financial forms
  • Verify your status as a graduate student in clinical internship
  • Complete activities related to your identity formation as a mental health practitioner, experiences, and internship learning opportunities

 Graduate Student Award TimelineApplication deadline11/30/2022Award notification12/14/2022Student completes activities and submits required paperwork12/14/2022 - 01/3/2023Grant awards disbursed01/2023 - 02/2023  Funding for the Graduate Student Award is made possible through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Care and Treatment services (DHS/DCTS) with authority under Wis. Stat. § 146.618. The program is administered by DHS/DCTS in coordination with University of Wisconsin – Whitewater’s Center for Inclusive Transition, Education and Employment (CITEE) with the support of the QTT grants program advisory committee.



Center for Inclusive Transition, Education, & Employment (CITEE)
Community Engagement Center
1260 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190


Qualified Treatment Trainee (QTT):


Phone: (262) 472-1702

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