Psychology Scholarships

Below, we provide a detailed look at five psychology scholarships created specifically for psychology students.

With tuition, fees and living expenses, post-secondary education can quickly become expensive, and psychology scholarships provide students with the necessary financial support. In an effort to make finding aid easier, we provide a detailed look at a small selection of psychology scholarships open to students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, all of which are endorsed by the American Psychological Association. These awards, both large and small, are just a glimpse into the many awards supporting students across psychology education.

Following these profiles is a customizable database that allows you to search and filter results to find psychology scholarships that are specific your interests, school, education level and state. This database is designed for prospective, current and postgraduate psychology students working to make a lasting impact in their field.

Note: Though we list more psychology scholarships for graduate-level psychology students, undergraduates can have more opportunities for this type of financial aid through their schools. Use the database below, or talk to your financial advisers for more information.

Curated Psychology Scholarships

  • Undergraduate Scholarship Program (CIA)

    Scholarship AmountSee Details

    Scholarship Amount$18,000 annually for tuition and fees, covered transportation and a package of benefits

    Student TypeUndergraduate Students

    High school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores who are enrolled in a four- or five-year college program and seeking work experience are eligible to apply.

    Students are able to maintain full-time status at their host institution while gaining valuable work experience by working with the CIA in Washington, D.C., during their summer breaks. Successful completion of the program requires its recipients to continue agency employment for a period 1.5 times longer than the duration of the college sponsorship.

    Due to the competitive nature of this particular program, applicants should ensure that they meet all requirements prior to applying online and have successfully completed the background investigation, medical and psychological exam and polygraph interview.

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  • APA Student Travel Award

    Scholarship Amount$300

    Scholarship Amount$300

    Student TypeGraduate Students

    The American Psychological Association (APA), the largest scientific and professional psychology organization in the U.S., offers an annual psychology scholarship designed to help graduate psychology students travel to the APA convention in order to present their research. Students whose research papers or posters have already been accepted by the APA are invited to apply to the travel award. Around 100 students are awarded $300 to support travel expenses to the convention in Toronto.

    To apply, candidates must be members of the APA, however those who are not yet members may submit their membership application at the same time as their travel award application materials. Some students may also be eligible to have their convention fees waived.

    A copy of the convention acceptance letter from the APA, a cover letter, a summary of research and a curriculum vitae must be submitted along with the completed application for examination by the APA’s Science Directorate.

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  • Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship

    Scholarship Amount$25,000

    Scholarship Amount$25,000

    Student TypeGraduate Students

    Sponsored by the American Psychological Foundation (APF), this psychology scholarship offers recipients the chance to be awarded up to $25,000 in support of graduate-level study in the field of child psychology, particularly doctoral students of child-clinical, educational, developmental, pediatric and school psychopathology.

    To apply, students must submit a detailed research or project proposal, which should include a description of the researcher’s goal, methods and expected outcomes; the target population of the study; and any relevant experience the researcher may have.

    Each proposal will be evaluated based on four main factors:

    1. The quality of the proposed work
    2. Whether it conforms with the program’s established goals
    3. The extent of the proposed work’s contribution
    4. The applicant’s research abilities
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  • Roy Scrivner Research Grants

    Scholarship Amount$15,000

    Scholarship Amount$15,000

    Student TypeGraduate Students

    Offered by the American Psychological Foundation (APF), the Roy Scrivner Research Grant supports graduate-level, applied and empirical research in the field of lesbian, gay and bisexual family psychology and therapy. Students planning to use human participants in their research must receive approval from their psychology program’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to receiving this psychology scholarship.

    This grant is geared towards graduate students or recently licensed psychologists just beginning their career. It is also open to researchers working in any of the behavioral or social science fields, although preference is given to dissertation candidates.

    Those interested must demonstrate a dedicated interest and commitment to LGBT family issues and should apply here.

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  • National Register Credentialing Scholarships

    Scholarship AmountSee Details

    Scholarship AmountAmount subject to cost of credentialing fees

    Student TypeDoctorate Students

    The National Register of Health Services Psychologists offers numerous psychology scholarships twice per year with the goal of credentialing doctoral students, early career psychologists and postdoctoral trainees by covering the cost of review fees. Those who receive National Register credentials gain access to free continuing education approved by the APA, consumer referrals, increased licensure mobility, credentials verification to employers and more.

    Candidates must already be a licensed psychologist within 10 years of receiving their doctorate from an APA/CPA accredited or ASPPB/National Register designated doctoral program. Students currently enrolled in an internship or doctoral psychology program or who are currently completing supervised postdoc experience are also eligible to apply for these psychology scholarships.

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Psychology Scholarship Database

  • ScholarshipDeadline
  • Order Sons of Italy in America National Leadership Grant

    February 28

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    Address & Contact Info

    (202) 547-5106

    lkelly@osia.org

    • Application

      Applicant must be of Italian heritage and be a full-time student attending or planning on attending an accredited four-year institution who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and a distinguished level of scholastic achievement. Recipients will be officially recognized in May at the SIF's National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala in Washington, DC. Monetary awards are presented directly to students' academic institutions in accordance with eligibility requirements.

    • Additional Information

      Deadline:
      February 28
      Study Areas:
      general
      Enrollment Level:
      College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior
      Renewable:
      N

      Sponsored by Sons of Italy Foundation

  • Entrance Scholarship

    Rolling

  • Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship

    March 31

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    Address & Contact Info

    (410) 580-5760

    adugger@naacpnet.org

    • Application

      Applicant must be current member of the NAACP and must not have reached the age of 25 by the application deadline. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States. Undergraduate students must be full-time with a GPA of at least 2.5 (C+). Graduate students may be full or part-time with a GPA of 3.0 (B). Applicant must demonstrate financial need. Renewal of the Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship is competitive. Please refer to the NAACP National Website or call the NAACP National Education Department at 410 580-5760 for more information.

    • Additional Information

      Deadline:
      March 31
      Study Areas:
      general
      Enrollment Level:
      College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study
      Ethnicity Preference:
      African American or Black
      Renewable:
      N

      Sponsored by National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

  • Fellowship in Jewish Studies

    October 31

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    Address & Contact Info

    (410) 580-5760

    adugger@naacpnet.org

    • Application

      Applicant must have an interest in Jewish studies. Award is to assist well-qualified individuals in carrying out an independent scholarly, literary, or art project, in a field of Jewish specialization which makes a significant contribution to the understanding, preservation, enhancement, or transmission of Jewish culture.

    • Additional Information

      Deadline:
      October 31
      Study Areas:
      Jewish studies
      Renewable:
      Y

      Sponsored by Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture

  • Doctoral Scholarship

    October 31

  • AGBU Fellowships for U.S. Based Study

    April 30

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    Address & Contact Info

    (212) 319-6383

    scholarship@agbu.org

    • Application

      Applicant must be of Armenian heritage, be a full-time graduate student seeking a master's or doctorate degree at a highly- or most-competitive U.S. institution, and have a minimum 3.5 GPA in undergraduate work.

    • Additional Information

      Deadline:
      April 30
      Study Areas:
      general
      Enrollment Level:
      Master's-level study
      Renewable:
      Y

      Sponsored by Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU)

  • Anna and Charles Stockwitz Children and Youth Loan

    None

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    Address & Contact Info

    (415) 449-1226

    EricS@jfcs.org

    • Application

      Applicant must be Jewish, be a resident of the San Francisco Bay area, and have a cosigner who resides in the Bay area.

    • Additional Information

      Deadline:
      None
      Study Areas:
      general
      Enrollment Level:
      College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study, Other postgraduate-level study
      Renewable:
      Y

      Sponsored by Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS)

  • Vivienne Camp College Scholarship

    None

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    Address & Contact Info

    (415) 449-1226

    EricS@jfcs.org

    • Application

      Applicant must be Jewish, reside in Marin County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, or Sonoma County, Calif., and demonstrate academic achievement, promise, and financial need

    • Additional Information

      Deadline:
      None
      Study Areas:
      general
      Enrollment Level:
      College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior
      Renewable:
      Y

      Sponsored by Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS)

  • Jacob Rassen Memorial Scholarship

    None

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    Address & Contact Info

    (415) 449-1226

    EricS@jfcs.org

    • Application

      Applicant must be Jewish, be under age 22, demonstrate financial need, and be a resident of Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, or Sonoma County, Calif. Award is for a study trip to Israel.

    • Additional Information

      Deadline:
      None
      Study Areas:
      general
      Enrollment Level:
      College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior
      Renewable:
      N

      Sponsored by Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS)

  • Stanley Olson Youth Scholarship

    None

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    Address & Contact Info

    (415) 449-1226

    EricS@jfcs.org

    • Application

      Applicant must be Jewish, be under age 26, demonstrate financial need, and be a resident of Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, or Sonoma County, Calif.

    • Additional Information

      Deadline:
      None
      Study Areas:
      liberal arts
      Enrollment Level:
      College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study
      Renewable:
      Y

      Sponsored by Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS)

  • Scholarship for Children of Disabled, Deceased, Combat and POW/MIA Veterans

    March 1

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    Address & Contact Info

    (919) 733-3851

    EricS@jfcs.org

    • Application

      Applicant must be the child of a deceased, disabled, or combat veteran or veteran listed as a POW/MIA. The veteran must have been a legal resident of North Carolina at the time of entry into service, or the child must have been born in North Carolina and resided there continuously since birth. Applicant must be attending a school in North Carolina.

    • Additional Information

      Deadline:
      March 1
      Study Areas:
      general
      Enrollment Level:
      College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study
      Renewable:
      Y

      Sponsored by North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs

  • American Legion-Alabama Scholarship

    May 1

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    Address & Contact Info

    (919) 733-3851

    EricS@jfcs.org

    • Application

      Applicant must be the child or grandchild of a veteran of World War I, World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam Conflict, Beirut/Granada Emergency, or Panama Emergency. Applicant must attend an Alabama state-supported college. Self-addressed, stamped envelope is required to receive application.

    • Additional Information

      Deadline:
      May 1
      Study Areas:
      general
      Enrollment Level:
      College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior
      Renewable:
      Y

      Sponsored by American Legion - Alabama

  • Outstanding Senior Baseball Player Scholarship

    July 15

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    Address & Contact Info

    (919) 733-3851

    EricS@jfcs.org

    • Application

      Applicant must be a participant in the Iowa American Legion Baseball Tournament and portray outstanding sportsmanship, team play, and athletic ability. Selection is by the State Baseball Committee.

    • Additional Information

      Deadline:
      July 15
      Study Areas:
      general
      Enrollment Level:
      College freshman
      Renewable:
      N

      Sponsored by American Legion - Iowa

  • Oratorical Speech Scholarship Contest

    First Week of January

  • Oratorical Contest Scholarship

    March 1

  • Medical and Teaching Scholarship

    March 25

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    Address & Contact Info

    (402) 464-6338

    nebraska@legion.org

    • Application

      Applicant must be a high school senior or graduate under 20 years of age, a New York state resident, the child or grandchild of a veteran, and be pursuing a career in medical or teaching fields.

    • Additional Information

      Deadline:
      March 25
      Study Areas:
      education and medicine
      Enrollment Level:
      College freshman
      Renewable:
      N

      Sponsored by American Legion - New York

  • Verne R. Dapp Memorial Scholarship

    February 1

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    Address & Contact Info

    (708) 352-6611

    outreach@ans.org

    • Application

      Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident enrolled in a course of study relating to a degree in nuclear science and technology. Applicant must be sponsored by an ANS local section, division, student branch, committee member or organization member.

    • Additional Information

      Deadline:
      February 1
      Study Areas:
      nuclear engineering and nuclear science
      Enrollment Level:
      Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study
      Renewable:
      N

      Sponsored by American Nuclear Society (ANS)

  • Dental Student Scholarships

    November 30

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    Address & Contact Info

    (708) 352-6611

    adaf@ada.org

    • Application

      Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Selection is based upon financial need, academic achievement, and personal and professional goals. Two reference forms from two dental school representatives (i.e., professor or academic advisor) in support of the application must be submitted as part of the application form.

    • Additional Information

      Deadline:
      November 30
      Study Areas:
      dentistry
      Enrollment Level:
      College sophomore, College junior, College senior
      Renewable:
      Y

      Sponsored by American Dental Association (ADA) Endowment and Assistance Fund, Inc.

  • A Team Scholarship

    February 1

  • Halton Foundation/Caterpillar Matching Grant

    May 1

Note: With the rise of program costs and fees, it is critical for students to be able to turn to several sources of aid. The first step for many funding opportunities, including finding what form of federal aid you qualify for, is completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to prospective schools. Virtually all colleges and universities uses the FAFSA to determine if undergraduates are eligible for need-based scholarships. The Office of Federal Student Aid gives out more than $150 billion a year in grants, loans and work-study to higher education students.

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