George Rouman spent 45 years as a clinician and administrator in the field of mental health, the last 40 as the Executive Director of Community Mental Health for Central Michigan, a six county mental health authority headquartered in Mt. Pleasant. Upon his retirement his friends and colleagues created the George and Frances P. Rouman Mental Health Education Scholarship Fund. The Fund will benefit students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work Program at Central Michigan University or those accepted in a Master of Social Work program at a public university in the State of Michigan, and pursuing a career in the mental health field.
George and Frances married in 1961 and moved to Mt. Pleasant in 1965. They have four children and eight grandchildren. Frances graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in primary education. She is retired from the Mt. Pleasant Public Schools where she served as a media assistant. She keeps busy by doing volunteer work and is active in her church. George continues to be active in his community.
Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:
A) Applicant shall be enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work Program of Central Michigan University and assigned to a field placement, or accepted to a Master of Social Work (MSW) program at a public university in the State of Michigan.
B) Applicant shall be pursuing a career in the mental health field.
C) Applicant shall demonstrate academic ability with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
D) Parents or guardian shall reside in the State of Michigan.
During the process of selecting a scholarship recipient from the eligible applicants, reviewers will give preference to the following:
A) Field placement in a mental health setting.
B) Financial need as described in the applicantís essay.
C) 1st preference would be to an applicant who graduated from a school system in Isabella County. 2nd preference would be to an applicant who graduated from a school system located in Michiganís Upper Peninsula.
D) Letter of recommendation from a Social Work Program Faculty member from the applicantís University.