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Scholarships for
Psychology Majors

Written by: Staff Writer
Last updated: May 2020

A degree in psychology prepares students for many specialized careers in the mental health field. These professionals strive to understand human emotions, feelings, and behaviors through different types of research techniques. Psychologists conduct research by using historical analysis, psychoanalysis, and psychotherapy. Depending on their area of expertise, psychologists can pursue careers in roles such as forensic psychologists, rehabilitation psychologists, and clinical psychologists.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that available positions for psychologists will increase by 14% from 2018-2028. Psychologists today also make a median annual wage of $101,790, or $61,980 more than the median annual wage for all other occupations in the U.S.

Students can pursue psychology scholarships to help them pursue a career in the field. In the section below, we take a closer look at some of these worthwhile funding options.

Curated Psychology Scholarships

Prospective and current students can apply for psychology scholarships at all levels, including undergraduate and graduate psychology majors. Many degree-seekers elect to apply for multiple scholarships, provided they meet the eligibility criteria, to improve their chances of receiving financial assistance.

NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program $5,000

This award, offered by the National Association of School Psychologists, honors graduate minority students pursuing degrees in psychology. A full- or part-time student with U.S. citizenship and a 3.0 or higher GPA may apply.

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NAJA Graduate Scholarship Varies

Launched in 1962, the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries' graduate student scholarship honors learners planning to pursue careers working directly with children. Second-year graduate students majoring in psychology, mental health, special education, or speech pathology may apply.

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APA Filipino-American Psychology Scholarship $500

Funded by the American Psychological Association, this award intends to increase the number of Filipino-American researchers, academics, and professors in psychology. Undergraduate students in their senior year and graduate students in the first two years of psychology programs may apply.

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APA Student Research Award $500

Presented by the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, the Student Research Award assists graduate and undergraduate psychology students. Recipients need to use the funding to complete current or future projects in the field.

Apply for Scholarship Future Counselors of America Scholarship $1,000

This annual scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in psychology requires a 3.5 or higher GPA. Each applicant must submit a 500-900-word essay examining the psychology of online dating.

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Psychology Scholarship Database

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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