The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health recently selected A&M-Commerce graduate student Amanda Gage as a 2021 Ima Hogg Scholarship recipient. Gage will receive a one-time award of $5,000 to support her Master of Social Work studies before launching a career to provide mental health services to underserved, underrepresented individuals and communities in Texas.
Established in 1940, the foundation aims to transform how communities promote positive mental health by fostering communities in Texas that support mental health, achieve health equity and promote well-being.
Marcella Smith, Ph.D., interim head of the School of Social Work at A&M-Commerce, said Gage is an exceptional student.
“We’re proud to have Amanda represent the A&M-Commerce School of Social Work,” Smith said. “There’s no doubt that she will continue to advance the social work profession through her contributions in the area of mental health.”