Find College Scholarships For Psychology

There are many different ways you can go after getting your degree in Psychology, from getting your master’s to your doctorate and more. Here is a list of scholarships for those majoring in Psychology or going into the field in some way.

Predoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Fellowship (MHSAS)

Multiple recipients, Amount varies

The Details: This fellowship is to support the training of practitioners in behavioral health services and prevention. It is designed for students in clinical counseling and school psychology and other psychology doctoral students whose training prepares them for careers in behavioral health services. To be eligible, the student must have a strong commitment to a career in ethnic minority behavioral health services or policy. They also will need to sign a letter of commitment that they will work for a period of two years in a capacity that addresses the behavioral health needs of racial and ethnic minority populations. They also need to be enrolled in a full-time, APA-accredited doctoral program.

The Deadline: January

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: Website

Lullellia W. Harrison Scholarship

Multiple recipients, Between $500-$1,000

The Details: This scholarship is provided by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Educational Foundation. It is for graduate or undergraduate level students enrolled in a degree program in counseling. Students need to be enrolled full-time.

The Deadline: February 1st

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: PDF

John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)

Three recipients of up to $20,000 and one of up to $19,000

The Details: These grants are for research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children. Recipients must be an early career psychologist, with no more than 10 years post-doctoral with a degree from an accredited university.

The Deadline: March

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: Website

JED’s Student Voice of Mental Health Award

One recipient, $3,000

The Details: This scholarship is for an undergraduate college student who is doing outstanding work on their campus to raise awareness for mental health issues, reduce prejudice around mental illness, and encourage help-seeking among their peers. The winner will receive $3,000, a trip to New York to accept the award at JED’s Annual Gala, and recognition on JED’s website and social channels.

The Deadline: The Spring

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: Website

Elk River College Scholarship Program

One recipient, Amount varies

The Details: This scholarship is awarded by the Elk River Teen Treatment Program to college juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are pursuing careers in counseling, psychology, sociology, social work, and other related fields. Students need to be enrolled full-time at accredited colleges or universities.

The Deadline: Students can apply during the year.

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: Website

Stephen Mitchell Award

One recipient, $500 award, $500 for expenses

The Details: This award is by Psychoanalytic Psychology and the Board of the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology. They will offer a cash prize of $500, and $500 to cover expenses to attend and present at the Division Spring Meeting. The winner will also have a publication in Psychoanalytic Psychology. This award is for all current graduate students and graduates who have received their degree within the last three years.

The Deadline: October 1st

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: Website

Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship

Multiple recipients, $25,000 fellowships

The Details: This fellowship is for graduate students in child psychology. Eligibility requirements are to have completed doctoral candidacy at the time of application, have demonstrated research competence and area commitment, and have IRB approval that must be received from the host institution.

The Deadline: November 15th

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: Website

David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant

One recipient, Up to $8,500

The Details: This grant is to support innovative basic and clinical research on anxiety and anxiety-related disorders. Students must be a graduate student or early-career researcher, no more than 10 years post-doctoral, and be affiliated with nonprofit charitable educational and scientific institutions or government entitles operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. They will need to have knowledge of anxiety and anxiety research.

The Deadline: September 15th

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: Website

Psi Chi Undergraduate Scholarships

Eight recipients, $3,000 each

The Details: This scholarship is by Psi Chi. Psi Chi is a nationally recognized honor society for psychology students. This scholarship is to help defray the direct educational costs (e.g., tuition, institutional fees, required textbooks) of exceptional Psi Chi undergraduate students.

The Deadline: July 5th

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: Website

We also have scholarships specifically for veterans, military spouses, and military children at CollegeRecon. Make sure to check those out as well.

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