Scholarship Programs for Psychology Students
Are Your Majoring in Psychology?
If your chosen field of study is psychology, help in the form of scholarships is available. Let's look at some examples:
NASP - ERT Minority Scholarship Program for Graduate Training
Full- or part-time minority graduate students in the area of School Psychology are eligible to apply for a $5,000.00 scholarship from the National Association of School Psychologists . Applicants must be U.S. Citizens enrolled or already accepted into an accredited program in the U.S., with the goal of becoming a School Psychologist. A GPA of at least 3.0 is required and an individual must be a member of NASP to receive the scholarship. See more scholarships for minorities.
Latino Health Scholars Program
This program from the United Health Foundation and PacifiCare Foundation provides funds for bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural students wishing to train for careers in the health care field, including Psychology.
In addition to 75 scholarships in the amount of $2,000.00, the Program will award two Freedom Award scholarships in the amount of $25,000.00 each. The Freedom Award scholarships are given to the two applicants determined to be the most qualified.
High school seniors who are U.S. Citizens or legal permanent residents with a GPA of at least 3.0 are invited to apply. Applicants must be either already accepted into or enrolled in an accredited program and able to speak both English and Spanish fluently. A Spanish interview and language test will be conducted to confirm an applicant's fluency in that language. Applicants are also required to obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher on school letterhead. An essay setting out a candidate's achievements, community involvement, academic goals, and reasons for entering the field of health care (in English and translated into Spanish) is also part of the application process. See more scholarships for Hispanics.
Native American Assistance
Registered members of any tribe studying Guidance Counselling or Psychology are eligible to apply for assistance under this Program from the U.S. Department of Education . Fellowships from $600.00 - $24,000.00 are available. See more scholarships for Native Americans.
Medical Service Corps (U.S. Army) Educational Benefits
If you are a U.S. citizen enrolled in or already accepted into an accredited program in either the U.S. or Puerto Rico, the United States Army can help with the Health Profession Scholarship Program for Optometry and Psychology. Applicants are required to be full-time students in good standing and be eligible to obtain the rank of Second Lieutenant. Upon graduation, participants in this program will hold the rank of Captain in the Medical Service Corps. See more military related scholarships.
Students who are disadvantaged due to their background or family income can apply for funding with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Candidates for this funding must be full-time students enrolled in a health care program. Graduate students in Clinical Psychology are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
In this instance, participating institutions determine which applicants are eligible for funding and the amount of assistance the student will be given. Scholarship funds are to be used for tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses.