CPSY Scholarship Application Process
Lewis & Clark’s Counseling Psychology (CPSY) department offers several scholarships of varying amounts to new and returning students. A scholarship committee comprised of CPSY faculty will determine the recipients of these scholarships based on scholarship applications received. To apply for the individual scholarships listed below, please fulfill the following scholarship application requirements:
1. File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Go to Tuition and Fees web page for helpful links to the Financial Aid office website. U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only.
NOTE: International students are eligible for scholarships.
2. Submit a statement of no more than 1,000 words describing your qualifications and experiences related to the scholarships in which you are interested. The application form has a text box where you can insert your essay.
3. Submit the scholarship application online form (link below) by 5:00 PM PST on April 15th, 2015.
CPSY Scholarships Available
Lewis & Clark’s Counseling Psychology department offers the following scholarships for new and continuing students in the department’s programs. Scholarship amounts, based on endowment earnings and other external influences, generally range from $500 - $3,000. The graduate school does not offer any full cost scholarships.
CPSY Diversity Scholarship Fund
Established by members of the Counseling Psychology (CPSY) department, this scholarship is awarded to a new or continuing student in a CPSY degree program. Individuals who are members of a currently or historically under-represented racial or ethnic group, or individuals who have demonstrated significant commitment to serving racially or ethnically diverse populations are eligible for consideration.
Viola M. and James C. Gale Scholarship (Counseling Psychology)
The Viola M. and James C. Gale Scholarship is awarded to a new or continuing student enrolled in a Counseling Psychology program.This scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated financial need and who demonstrate the personal character traits of honesty, friendliness, loyalty, perseverance, an overall high standard of personal conduct, and a minimum academic GPA of 3.0.
Hearst Foundation Scholarship
The Hearst Foundation Scholarship is awarded to a new or continuing student in a CPSY degree program. Individuals who are members of a currently or historically under-represented racial or ethnic group, or individuals who have demonstrated significant commitment to serving racially or ethnically diverse populations are eligible.
Gloria M. Lopez-Davis Scholarship
Gloria M. Lopez-Davis, a past graduate of the program (who was a struggling single parent at the time), generously provided this scholarship for a current student in good standing in the School Psychology program who is a single parent or student presently experiencing financial hardship. School Psychology program faculty will announce the scholarship to current students and determine the recipient.
Kurt Wehbring Annual Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a new or continuing student who has demonstrated commitment to professional service in the area of domestic violence. Financial need is considered when awarding this scholarship.
Christopher E. & Mardra Jay Opportunity Scholarship
This scholarship is for a new or continuing student who comes from a disadvantaged background, or an under-represented population, or demonstrates financial need.
Peggy Halsey ’39 Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a new or continuing student with demonstrated financial need.
Lewis & Clark’s Division of Student Life offers graduate assistant positions every year. Students in School Counseling and Counseling Psychology are eligible to apply for the Health and Wellness position.
Additional Scholarship Information
National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation Fellowships and Scholarships (NBCC)
NBCC Foundation offers fellowships and scholarships for master’s-level counseling students. For more information including requirements, visit the NBCC website.
Scholarship Search sites
There are scholarship sites which are worth exploring for additional options The Financial Aid Office’s Online Scholarship Resources page lists several Internet resources including online scholarship search engines, scholarship foundation websites, and general information about scholarships and financial aid.