Geetha Arulmohan Scholarship Award

The Geetha Arulmohan Scholarship Award and Internship Program has been established to honor the memory and legacy of Geetha Arulmohan, who dedicated over fourteen years as the Executive Director of Mercer Council.

Scholarship & Internship Details

Geetha’s unwavering commitment to reducing the devastation caused by addiction in Mercer County left an indelible mark on our community.

In her memory, this scholarship program aims to provide financial assistance and an invaluable educational experience to aspiring individuals who are pursuing education, certification, and/or licensure in the fields of prevention, social work, counseling, and/or substance-related challenges. Scholarship funds are to be used towards tuition costs and/or textbook fees.

The scholarship award not only provides financial support but offers an opportunity to engage with our agency, and our community, through an internship.

Please note that the deadline for the 2024 Scholarship Award has passed and we are no longer accepting applications at this time.

The Geetha Arulmohan Scholarship Award starts at $500. However, applicants will have the opportunity to receive an “agency match” which doubles the scholarship amount to $1,000 if the recipient agrees to join our agency as an intern.

The scholarship funds are to be used directly to cover tuition costs and/or textbook fees. The scholarship recipient will be required to submit a scholarship disbursement form if declared the winner of the award.

The scholarship and internship program is open to Mercer County residents and individuals attending school in Mercer County who are pursuing education, certification, and/or licensure in fields related to prevention, public health, social work, sociology/psychology, counseling, or other substance- or behavioral health related challenges.

This includes, but is not limited to, degrees or certifications such as CADC, CPS, LCADC, CPRS, CHES, or Bachelors or Masters Degrees.

To qualify for the full scholarship amount of $1,000, recipients must commit to an internship at Mercer Council. The internship is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience in the field and make a meaningful contribution to our mission of addressing addiction and behavioral health challenges in Mercer County.

Internship duration and weekly hours will be determined in consultation with the recipient, ensuring a flexible and enriching experience, but must meet a required minimum of 25 hours serving with the agency. For more information on internship opportunities, reach out to

The deadline to apply is annually on the first Friday in May.

5-year Projection of Scholarship Due Dates:
May 3, 2024
May 2, 2025
May 1, 2026
May 7, 2027
May 5, 2028

Our Commitment to Inclusivity

The Geetha Arulmohan Scholarship Award and Internship Program is open to applicants of all ages and backgrounds who are eligible based on the aforementioned criteria. Our commitment to fostering diversity and inclusivity is reflected in our scholarship program and we welcome applicants from a wide range of experiences and life stages.

We understand that the internship component may not be suitable for all applicants due to various commitments and circumstances. Therefore, please note that the internship opportunity is optional. Applicants have the choice to apply for the scholarship only, or to explore the scholarship with the internship option.

This flexibility is designed to ensure that the scholarship program accommodates the diverse needs and goals of our applicants. Those interested in exploring possibilities of completing an externship should contact us for further discussion.

How to Apply

Download the application form and submit your completed application by the first Friday in May. You can return a typed or neatly printed application, along with your resume, to:

Geetha Arulmohan Scholarship Award
c/o Mercer Council on Alcoholism & Drug Addiction
1931 Brunswick Avenue
Lawrence Twp, NJ 08648

Please contact Mercer Council at (609) 396-5874 with any questions, or contact our Community Engagement Coordinator directly at

Note: This scholarship and internship program aim to not only provide financial support for education, but also to foster a deeper connection between scholarship recipients and Mercer Council. It represents an opportunity to make a significant impact on the community and to carry forward Geetha’s legacy.