Over 30 Years of Service to the Mental Health Community

MaMHCA: Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association

Scholarship Program


The Haberman-Williams MaMHCA Scholarship Program was named in honor of Berna Haberman, MaMHCA founder and Midge Williams, 1st and current MaMHCA Executive Director.  Berna and Midge have both played integral roles in the development and success of Licensed Mental Health Counselors in Massachusetts.

Since 2010, this one year, non-renewable award is open to any MaMHCA member who is a current Mental Health Counseling graduate student. The award recipient will have demonstrated his/her commitment to mental health counseling and excellence in academic performance.

Here is what the winner will receive

  • Recognition by MaMHCA as an outstanding graduate student in mental health counseling.
  • Financial scholarship that will be distributed equally over two semesters.
  • A one year MaMHCA membership during the scholarship year.  Join now.
  • Mentoring support including but not limited to licensing support services.
  • Annual conference fee waiver during the scholarship year.

Applications for the 2015 – 2016 Academic year are available!

Application deadline is May 1, 2015.

  • Learn more about the scholarship application guidelines


The scholarship program relies solely on donations of both money and time.  Please consider supporting future Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors.

  • Monetary donations can be made directly to the scholarship fund.

Donations in any amount will be gratefully accepted. MaMHCA is a non-profit, educational organization. Your donation is tax deductible.  Donate here.

  • Time can be donated by joining the Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee is an excellent opportunity to give back and help continue the growth of our profession by supporting the next generation of LMHCs.  Please contact our office for more information.

  • MaMHCA holds various fundraisers throughout the year.  Please call the main office at 508-698-0010 to learn more or to contribute through one of these fundraisers. 


Haberman-Williams MaMHCA Scholarship Fund Donors

Many thanks to all the individual MaMHCA members who donate to the Haberman-Williams MaMHCA Scholarship Fund.

September 2015 – December 2015

Richard Smith

Donna Keane

Veneita Burden

Katherine Tatum

Stephanie Steinmetz

Jennifer Wiles

Sheila Ryan

Samantha Del Guizzi

The 2015-16 Annual Haberman-Williams MaMHCA Scholarship was awarded to Lucie Monroe and Ruby Stardrum

Lucie_Monroe      Ruby_Stardrum

Lucie Munroe is an outstanding student who is specializing in trauma work at Lesley University. Her interest in trauma work began when she spent her early childhood in a war zone and continues today as she begins her work as an intern at the Boston Veteran’s Center. Lucie’s work at Lesley has been highly praised. One professor had this to say: “Lucie’s academic work is among the best I’ve ever seen in over 20 years of teaching - is psychologically insightful, reflective, and perceptive and also thorough, detailed, analytical and conceptual. Her dedication and sense of purpose and commitment to her learning and to the clinical mental health field stand out to me”.

Ruby Stardrum has been a strong advocate for the well-being of others for her entire career. She has worked as an eighth grade learning specialist and LGBTQ youth group advisor. She is a strong advocate for others and has worked with them on how to advocate for themselves. Ruby has been described by one professor thusly: “Ruby is hard-working and dedicated and has developed skills that will serve her well in the field of human services in general and mental health counseling in particular. Her personal and  professional attributes, in addition to a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently, including real commitment to the profession of mental health, and a great deal of insight and thoughtfulness  regarding the human condition.”


The Haberman-Williams MaMHCA scholarship not only provides a $1,000 scholarship but the following benefits as well: 

  1. a one year MaMHCA membership during the scholarship year, 

  2. mentoring support including but not limited to licensing support services, and

  3. an annual conference fee waiver during scholarship year.

Congratulations to Sarah and Kendra on winning the Haberman-Williams MaMHCA Scholarship.