Dr. Ryan Sondergard

The Founder

Welcome to the Dr. Ryan Sondergard Scholarship for Mental Health Professionals website! Our mission is to support and empower individuals passionate about mental health and committed to making a difference in the field.

Dr. Ryan Bradley Sondergard, a distinguished psychiatrist with a wealth of experience, is the driving force behind this scholarship. As a psychiatrist at Dayton Ohio VA, Dr. Sondergard oversees various vital services and is deeply committed to improving mental health outcomes for individuals in need. He holds a doctorate in osteopathic medicine from A.T. Still University-KCOM and completed his post-graduate medical education in adult psychiatry at Saint Louis University. Dr. Sondergard’s expertise and dedication have inspired him to establish this scholarship as a means of recognizing and supporting exceptional individuals pursuing careers in mental health.

Through the Dr. Ryan Sondergard Scholarship for Mental Health Professionals, we aim to provide financial assistance to deserving individuals, helping them overcome the financial barriers that may impede their educational journey. By awarding an annual scholarship of $2,000, we hope to help these individuals advance their education, expand their knowledge and skills, and ultimately contribute to the improvement of mental health services.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the scholarship, application details, and important deadlines. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or need further information. Stay connected with us on social media to receive updates and stay informed about our scholarship program.

Thank you for your interest in the Dr. Ryan Sondergard Scholarship for Mental Health Professionals. Together, let’s support the next generation of mental health professionals and work towards creating a brighter future for mental health.

Professional Credentials

Education & Experience

  • Education:

    • Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from A.T. Still University-KCOM
    • Post-graduate medical education completed in Adult Psychiatry at Saint Louis University


    • Distinguished psychiatrist at Dayton, OH VA.
    • Oversees various vital mental health services, striving to improve outcomes for individuals in need


  • Highly-trained in treating mental health disorders and providing psychiatric consultations
  • Specializes in delivering high-quality, evidence-based mental health care in a hospital setting
  • Extensive experience in treating depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric conditions
  • Strong focus on delivering compassionate care and addressing patient needs with empathy and understanding

Thank you for visiting the Dr. Ryan Sondergard Scholarship for Mental Health Professionals website.

We are committed to supporting passionate individuals dedicated to making a lasting impact in the field of mental health.We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Ryan Sondergard for his dedication to mental health advocacy and his generous contribution towards this scholarship. His commitment to improving mental health services has been a driving force behind our mission to support aspiring mental health professionals.


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