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Allyn and Bacon Awards - Allyn and Bacon is a publishing company focusing on social sciences, humanities, and education. They offer three awards for the best overall empirical research papers. First place will receive $1,000. Second place will receive $650. Third place will receive $350. All recipients will have their abstracts published in Eye on Psi Chi. Amount: $350 – $1,000

APA Society Convention Research Awards - Psi Chi is The International Honor Society In Psychology, it was the first student organization to be affiliated with the American Psychological Association (APA). Students who believe they have completed competitive research are encouraged to apply. They offer two undergraduate awards of $300 each. Amount: $300

Bachelor Degree Human Services- Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) Scholarships - Two scholarships will be offered to Human Services-Board Certified Practitioners (HS-BCPís) who are planning a career in counseling. The foundation, which encourages counselors to provide services in under-served communities, is looking for students in a bachelor’s degree program in a helping field who plan to work towards a master’s degree in counseling. Amount: $2,000

Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship in Social Science - Students enrolled in Social Science related majors are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Selection is based on academic history, extracurricular activities, and employment history. Financial need is not considered. Amount: $500

Dr. Hans and Clara Zimmerman Foundation - This foundation was established by Dr. Hans Zimmerman to provide financial assistance to individuals in Hawaii wishing to pursue an education in a health field (including clinical psychology). This is one of the largest scholarship funds in Hawaii. Amount: $500 minimum

Future Counselors of America Scholarship - This annual scholarship awards U.S. students in Psychology who seek a career in a relationship counseling or related field. This scholarship hopes to increase understanding and awareness around the psychological issues and challenges facing people as they increasingly use online resources to develop dating and long term relationships. It also hopes to support relationship professionals in learning how to support people in navigating these unique challenges. Amount: $1,000

Gallagher Koster Health Careers Scholarship Program - The program offers financial assistance for outstanding psychology students interested in a healthcare career. Upcoming college juniors and seniors can apply for a two-year renewable award if they exhibit dedication to healthcare (including psychology), academic excellence, and a dedication to community service. Five scholarships will be awarded, students will each receive $5,000 split into two payments to be dispersed in fall and spring semesters. Amount: $5,000

HSF Toyota High School Scholarship Fund - The purpose of this scholarship, offered in partnership by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Toyota, is to provide financial resources to outstanding Latino high school graduates. Scholarships are available to students of numerous disciplines including counseling. Amount: $5,000

Ida M. Pope Memorial Scholarship - The Hawaii Community Foundation is the third largest private provider of post-secondary scholarships in the state and offers numerous scholarships to the residents of Hawaii. The Ida M. Pope is offered specifically to female students of Hawaiian ancestry pursuing degrees in Health, Science, Mathematics, or Education (including counseling and social work).

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) - The JACL is oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States. The mission of the JACL is to maintain civil rights, promote cultural, educational and social values and preserve the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American community. Over 30 one-time scholarships are awarded, nationwide, to undergraduate and graduate students annually.

Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarships - The Udall Scholarship offers as many as fifty $5,000 scholarships to sophomore and junior college students annually. The scholarships are offered in three main areas related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Areas of interest for the Udall Foundation, that will match undergraduate psychology students experiences are considered under health care, including but not limited to counseling and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities. Amount: $5,000

National Federation of Republican Women National Pathfinder Scholarship - This scholarship was established in honor of former first lady Nancy Reagan. The National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) offers three scholarships each year to women pursuing careers related to substance abuse. This scholarship is targeted towards republican women majoring in psychology and other health professions. Amount: $2,500

National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program - This scholarship offered by the National Institute of Health (NIH) is for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. This program not only offers scholarship support but also the opportunity to receive paid research training at the NIH during the summer and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year and can be renewed up to 4 years. Recipients can use the scholarship within the academic year towards tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses. Amount: Up to $20,000

Pride Foundation Scholarship - The pride foundation provides scholarships to current and future leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and straight ally community. The Pride Foundation offers over 50 scholarships with one application, 10 of which are geared towards students pursuing degrees in the health and wellness fields of counseling and psychology. Students may apply for more than one scholarship. Amount: up to $10,000

The JDRF Outreach Scholarship - The Diabetes Scholars Foundation offers over 30 scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each, to students who are actively involved in the diabetes community and successfully managing the challenges of living with Type 1 diabetes. The JDRF Outreach Scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in Mental Health (Psychology/ Social Work). Amount: $1,000

Undergraduate Scholarship Program (CIA) - The Undergraduate Scholarship program for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) provides funding for your education as well as summer work sessions at the CIA during college and full time employment following graduation. The CIA works to match your major with meaningful work within their system with the expectation that you will maintain employment with the agency following graduation for 1.5 times the length of your scholarship. Amount: $18,000 Annually plus benefits

Womenís Independence Scholarship Program (WISP) - The Womenís Independence Scholarship is available nationally to women who have left an abusive domestic situation and who are pursuing and education designed to provide economic independence for themselves and their children.

American Psychological Foundation (APF) Graduate Student Scholarships - The American Psychological Foundation offers 16 annual scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist graduate students of psychology with research costs associated with the master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. Amount: $1,000 – $5,000

APA Society Convention Research Awards - Psi Chi is The International Honor Society In Psychology, it was the first student organization to be affiliated with the American Psychological Association (APA). Students who believe they have completed competitive research are encouraged to apply. They offer two graduate awards of $500 each.

Benton-Meier Scholarships - The American Psychological Foundation (APF) offers two annual scholarships at $2,500 each. Scholarships are for graduate students studying neuropsychology, demonstrating a commitment to innovative research, and making a difference in people’s lives. Amount: $2,500

California Psychological Association Foundation (CPA-F) Scholarship - The CPA-Foundation scholarship aims to support funding for minority students whose interests and talents lie in the field of psychology. The CPA-Foundation values and would like to see more minority professional psychologists in leadership roles in minority communities and throughout the state of California. The hope is, through this scholarship, to enrich the field of psychology for the benefit of all persons. Amount: $2,000

Colorado Scholarship - This scholarship is offered to Master’s level counseling students living in Colorado due to a grant from The Colorado Trust. The goal of this scholarship is to encourage counselors to commit to serving communities that historically have less access to mental health services. This scholarship targets ethnically, culturally and racially diverse communities and rural communities as priorities to benefit from having increased access to mental health counselors. The foundation is offering three $5,000 scholarships. Amount: $5,000

David Pilon Scholarship for Training in Professional Psychology - With the goal of funding future training and education, this cash scholarship is for supplemental training and education opportunities that would not otherwise be available to the student. Named for David Pilon, one of the founding co-chairs of American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) in 1988. Amount: $1,000

Fred Adair Scholarship - The Fred Adair Scholarship provides a scholarship opportunity for Masters level counseling students living in Virginia. Students interested in this scholarship must have experience with one of the three following populations, military service members, minority or rural communities, and a commitment to serving one of these underserved populations following graduation. Amount: $5,000

George C. Thornton, III Graduate Scholarship - Offered through the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), this scholarship will go to a doctoral student passionate about the scientist/ practitioner model. Dr. Thornton was dedicated to training future I-O psychologists using the scientist/ practitioner model. The candidate should have a history of achievement in the science and the practice of industrial and organizational psychology. Amount: $3,000

Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) Scholarships - This scholarship is established to increase the number or professional counselors incorporating and providing career development services in their practice. Global Career Development Facilitators collaborate with government employment agencies, universities, human resource departments, and private consulting firms to support clients in reaching career goals. Two scholarships will be awarded, one U.S. GDCF and one International GDCF, to receive $5,000 each. Amount: $5,000

Malyon Smith Scholarship Research Award - This scholarship is awarded annually to graduate students focused on working towards advancing research in the psychology of sexual orientation and gender identity. The goal is to support science and the future of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender research in psychology. Amount: $1,000

Masterís Level Human Services- Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) Scholarships - The NBCC Foundation works to increase the mental health and well being of all people through quality counseling. One of the foundation’s goals is to improve access to mental health services in under-served and never served communities domestically and abroad. The NBCC is offering this scholarship to students working towards their masterís degree in order to pursue a career in counseling. Amount: $5,000

Master’s Student Minority Scholarship - The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Research and Education Foundation will offer three scholarships to master ís level minority students (up to $2,000 per recipient). The AAMFT is specifically looking for minority individuals showing promise in and commitment to a career in marriage and family therapy education, research, or practice. Amount: $2,000

Melanie Merola O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship - Awarded, to a candidate pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in the mental health field, in Ms. O’Donnell’s name, this scholarship is intended to promote her legacy of helping others. The Foundationís goal is to raise awareness about the connection between mental health and community violence. Scholarship recipients will have a passion for supporting victims of violence, emergency management professionals, and health-care practitioners. Amount: $2,500

Military Scholarships - The affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, the NBCC Foundation works to increase the mental health and well being of all people through quality counseling. One of the foundation’s goals is to improve access to mental health services in under-served and never served communities domestically and abroad. The NBCC is offering this scholarship to increase the number of counselors available to serve military personnel and their families.

Minority Scholarships - The affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, the NBCC Foundation works to increase the mental health and well being of all people through quality counseling. One of the foundation’s goals is to improve access to mental health services in under-served and never served communities domestically and abroad. The NBCC is offering this scholarship to increase the number of counselors available to minority populations.

Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship - The Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship program is set up to encourage graduate students who are passionate about childrenís issues to pursue a career in childrenís media and further the values and principles of Fred Rogersí work. Four scholarships are offered ($10,000 each). Amount: $10,000

NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program - Offered by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Education and Research Trust (ERT), this scholarship intends to support minority graduate students in their pursuit of careers as School Psychologists. The NASP hopes to lower financial barriers to culturally diverse and promising graduate students so that they can one day serve diverse student populations in school based programs. Amount: $5,000

Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) - The U.S. Navy offers five comprehensive scholarships to psychology graduate students annually. As a student moving through your graduate program and onto your predoctoral internship, you will transition from the Navy Individual Ready Reserve to rank of Lieutenant. Your pay and allowances will reflect your rank.

Pi Gamma Mu Scholarships - Pi Gamma Mu, the oldest honor society in the social sciences, offers up to 11 scholarships each year, 5 named/ endowed scholarships and six additional scholarships. Pi Gamma Mu serves the various social science disciplines which seek to understand and explain human behavior and social relationships as well as their related problems and issues. Amount: $1,000 – $2,000

Point Foundation LGBT Scholarships - The Point Foundation is The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund. Their focus is to enable promising LGBTQ students to reach their academic and professional goals and impact their community and society through leadership. The Point Foundation matches applicants with named scholarships based on the applicants academics, interests, field of study and financial need. There is only one application to complete be eligible for all the scholarships.

Randy Gerson Memorial Grant - Sponsored by the American Psychological Foundation, this award goes to graduate students studying Systems Theory focusing on couple and/or family dynamics and/or multi-generational processes. Projects contributing to Bowen Family Systems Theory and/or the advancement of Dr. Gearsonís work will be given priority. Amount: $6,000

Ronald D. Lunceford Scholarship - The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT) offers this scholarship in memory of Ronald D. Lunceford, a Marriage and Family Therapist actively involved in advancing the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy. This scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to a person from an underrepresented ethnic population. Amount: $4,000

Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants - The Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grant aims to support the understanding of the issues and challenges Lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered (LGBT) people come up against in forming, defining, and maintaining families. This grant is for the empirical and applied research focused on lesbian, gay and bisexual family psychology and lesbian, gay and bisexual family therapy. Amount: $12,000

Rural Scholarships - The affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, the NBCC Foundation works to increase the mental health and well being of all people through quality counseling. One of the foundation’s goals is to improve access to mental health services in under-served and never served communities domestically and abroad. The NBCC is offering this scholarship to increase the number of counselors available to serve rural communities.

Scott and Paul Pearsall Scholarship - The Scott and Paul Pearsall Scholarship supports graduate students working towards increasing the public’s awareness of the impact that psychological pain and stigma has on the experience of adults living with physical disabilities. Amount: $10,000

Scott Mesh Honorary Grant for Research in Psychology - This grant is intended to support dissertation research leading to a doctoral degree in the field of psychology. In appreciation for his work in launching American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), this grant is named in his honor. Amount: $1,000

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Graduate Student Scholarships and Lee Hakel Graduate Student Scholarship - Industrial and Organizational Psychology (IOP) is the scientific study of the workplace. The SIOP scholarship recognizes the achievement of a graduate student and supports doctoral students research in IOP. The award can be used without restriction for graduate school expenses. Three awards will be offered. The Lee Hakel Graduate Student Scholarship ($3,500) will go to the highest ranked student and two additional students will receive scholarships ($3,000 each). Amount: $3,500

The F. Edward Herbert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) - Recipients of this scholarship will receive full tuition for an accredited graduate-level clinical or counseling psychology program plus a monthly stipend of over $2,000 from the U.S. Army health care team.

The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA) Scholarship - The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries works to provide services to benefit the general public with an emphasis on the needs of children. The purpose of scholarship is to support graduate study in fields which address the special needs of children and youth. This scholarship is for those that plan to develop careers providing direct services for children.

Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship Over 50 million Americans live with mental illness. Unfortunately, the stigma associated with mental illness often prevents people from seeking appropriate services for treatment and recovery. The focus of this scholarship, sponsored by the American Psychological Foundation and the contributions of Drs. Violet and Cyril Franks, is to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Amount: $5,000

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