For students who are aspiring psychologists, there are a great many psychology scholarships, grants and other opportunities that are available. Here is a sampling of the many opportunities out there: 25 scholarships aimed at future psychology degree holders.
1. The Benton-Meier Scholarship
Offered by the American Psychological foundation, this scholarship is available to graduate students in neuropsychology for an amount up to $2,500 for an academic year.
2. National Pathfinder Scholarship
The National Federation of Republican Women offers three scholarships of up to $2,500 to female graduate or undergraduate students studying psychology. They must be studying the subject with a behavioral concentration that focuses on addiction and substance abuse problems.
3. Society For The Scientific Study Of Sexuality Research Grant
Two grants of up to $1,000 each are awarded by this organization, which elects to use its grant money for those students studying the psychology of sexuality and gender identity.
4. Gallagher Koster Health Careers Scholarship Program
Open to full-time undergraduate students studying a health profession, juniors and seniors in college can receive this scholarship as long as they have a 3.0 GPA or higher. 50 such scholarships are awarded on an annual basis.
5. Annette U. Rickel Dissertation Award
Eligibility to this scholarship, offered by the American Psychological Foundation, supports students who are conducting research for their dissertation that involves public policy. That public policy must involve and directly benefit young children or at-risk populations.
6. American School Health Association Scholarship
Three $1,000 scholarships are provided annually to students in psychology and other healthy-related areas of study who are concentrated on benefitting the health of young children. The focus of the organization is America’s public schools, but such a specific focus is not needed in order to qualify for the program.
7. Psi Chi Allyn & Bacon Awards
Psi Chi, which its the national honors society for students of psychology, offers a competitive empirical research program which allows for three scholarship awards. Submitted empirical research papers are ranked first, second, and third, with prizes descending from $1,000 to $650 and $350 respectively.
8. Cappex Psychology Scholarship
A single $1,000 scholarship is offered by this scholarship-searching website, with eligible students studying psychology as an undergraduate at any four-year institution in the United States.
9. American Psychology Foundation Graduate Study Scholarships
The APF offers more than fifteen scholarship programs to support research being done by graduate-level psychology students at accredited universities throughout the United States.
10. Okura Mental Health Leadership Foundation Fellowship
This lucrative scholarship is issued in the amount of $25,000 to students studying the psychology of the Asian-American and American Pacific Islander population. Research, training, and service efforts are all eligible to receive these funds.
11. Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship
This APF scholarship supports psychology students who are working specifically with child psychology concentrations and programs at major universities.
12. Esther Katz Rosen Graduate Student Fellowships
Another child psychology scholarship, this fellowship program focuses on financing the efforts of those students researching gifted and exceptional children and the psychological effects of these matters.
13. F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award
Graduate students composing their dissertation on understanding the human mind can qualify for this award, which helps to support and fund research into the materialistic understanding of the mind in both practice and theory.
14. Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship
Graduate students can qualify for this APF scholarship if they’re conducting research into mental illness and ways to reduce the stigma associated with such illness in the Western world.
15. AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program
This $5,000 annual scholarship is intended for liberal arts undergraduate students, psychology majors included, who have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and hold a valid United States driver’s license.
16. Bruce and Evelyn Davies Otto Fellowship
Psychology majors and other students of the sciences and technology can qualify for this $2,500 scholarship as long as they’re a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
17. Behavioral Sciences Student Fellowship
Sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation, this fellowship is targeted toward graduate and undergraduate students who are studying behavior psychology or the psychological implications and causes of Epilepsy in sufferers.
18. Wayne F. Placek Grants
This research grant supports undergraduate and graduate students who are looking into behavior aspects of psychology as it is related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities around the world.
19. Visionary and Weiss Grants
These grants are intended to cover the research costs of students who are engaged in research covering intervention programs and their psychological methods and implications.
20. Lizette Peterson Homer Grant
This research grant is awarded to graduate or undergraduate students whose work is primarily related to the prevent of abuse, injury, and suicide, in all segments of the population.
21. NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Easily one of the most lucrative graduate research fellowships, this NSF program offers an educational tuition grant of $10,500 per year as well as a $30,000 research stipend for those in the psychology field who are conducting research into any area.
22. Psi Chi Graduate Assistantship Grants
Available to graduate students who intend to enroll in a university’s teaching assistantship program, these scholarships are distributed to several students on a yearly basis with an overall value (between all scholarship awards) of $24,000.
23. Psi Chi Diversity Article Awards
Students must submit an article, based on psychological research, concerning diverse populations and not sponsored by a faculty member, in order to qualify for this program.
24. The Carol Williams-Nickelson Award for Women’s Leadership and Scholarship in Women’s Issues
Women who have shown exceptional leadership and academic excellence in professional, post-graduate, or undergraduate capacities, are eligible for this award of up to $1,500 in cash.
25. The Nancy B. Forest and L. Michael Honaker Master’s Grant for Research in Psychology
This national scholarship is intended to fund graduate-level research into any area within the field of psychology.