The Sylvia Lask Scholarship Committee is awarded annually by the Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc (MHANYS). It was named in honor of Sylvia Lask in 2018. Ms. Lask is a tireless Mental Health Advocate who championed the creation of New York State Mental Health Education Law from inception. This law requires Mental Health to be taught as part of health class in all K-12 classes -- NYS is the first state in the nation to make this happen. Ms. Lask is known statewide for a lifetime of fighting on behalf of all New Yorkers. She is a visionary and a master mental health advocate based out of Bronx, NY. She has served in many capacities on many different boards over her career. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage the education of individuals to assist in the prevention and treatment of mental illnesses, the promotion of mental health, and the empowerment of adults, children, and families whose lives have been affected by mental illnesses.

Award Information

Award Amount
Number of Awards
Application Deadline
June 30
Available to Class Level
Juniors, Seniors, Graduate students
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
None specified
None specified
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
New York
Area of Study
Behavioral Science
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is required

Scholarship Sponsor

Awards Committee
Mental Health Association in New York State Inc.
Not reported
City, State, Zip
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