The Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice graduate certificate is a five-year personnel preparation grant from the U.S. Department of Education awarded to the Institute on Disability (IOD), in collaboration with the Departments of Social Work and Education at UNH. During the grant period, the federal grant provides a $16,300 service scholarship to each qualifying scholar who:
- Is concurrently enrolled in a UNH master’s degree program in Special Education, Early Childhood Special Needs, Education with dual certification in Special Education, or Social Work, and
- Agrees to the terms of a service obligation to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
Qualifying scholars receive the scholarship funds in two portions: half upon enrollment, and half as they near completion of the certificate.