Maxie Collier Scholars Program

Maxie Collier Scholars Program

Purpose of the Maxie Collier Program

The Purpose of the Maxie Collier Scholars Program is to establish and maintain a professional education model which will ensure the selection, preparation, and socialization of promising undergraduate students at Coppin State University for completion of undergraduate and graduate school requirements and placement in professional behavioral health career positions in the State of Maryland.

More specifically, the charge is to prepare Coppin State University students from the fields of Criminal Justice, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Psychology and Social Work, with a recommended minimum of two years remaining for completion of undergraduate work, who will be well trained and available to serve seriously emotionally disturbed children, adolescents and their families in the Baltimore Metropolitan area.

The Program is funded by Maryland’s Behavioral Health Administration. Partners of the Program include the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Behavioral Health Administration, Coppin State University, University of Maryland at Baltimore, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Behavioral Health Systems, Baltimore, and the Black Mental Health Alliance.

Program Elements

  • Behavioral Health Seminar (Emerging Issues in Behavioral Health and Well Being)
  • Internships
  • Stipends
  • Graduate School Mentors
  • Individual Advisement
  • Coppin Undergraduate Faculty Advisors
  • Enrichment Activities

The program is expected to promote college wide interest in behavioral health issues at CSU. It is also expected to increase community awareness of resources to assist people who are interested in a career in the field of behavioral health.

The project is named for the late Dr. Maxie T. Collier, former Baltimore City Commissioner of Health and practicing psychiatrist.