Graduate School Admissions - Graduate School of Education and Counseling - Lewis & Clark

Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology Scholarships

The Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology (CTSP) programs have two methods of awarding scholarships. Individual programs will award scholarship monies based on the applicants’ merit and financial need as demonstrated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA). Merit is determined by materials submitted as part of the application process and the interview. No additional application process is necessary to be considered for program scholarships. International students may be considered for scholarships. These scholarships are awarded in early spring. For priority consideration, apply to your program by the published deadline.

In addition to the program scholarships, the department hosts a competitive scholarship process where new and current students can apply for scholarships. The competitive process is outlined below:

Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology Competitive Scholarship Application Process

Lewis & Clark’s Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology (CTSP) department offers several scholarships of varying amounts to new and returning students. A scholarship committee comprised of CTSP 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. Be currently enrolled in, or admitted to one of the CTSP programs:

  • Art Therapy
  • Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
  • Professional Mental Health Counseling
  • Professional Mental Health Counseling-Addictions
  • School Psychology

2. File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Go to Tuition and Financial Aid web page for helpful links to the Financial Aid office website. U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only. Undocumented Oregon residents can file the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA).
NOTE: International students are eligible for program scholarships.

3. Complete the Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology Scholarship Application by the May 1 deadline.

4. 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.

The application for CTSP scholarships will become available March 2022

CTSP Competitive Scholarships 

Lewis & Clark’s Counseling, Therapy, and School 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. The individual scholarship listed below may be awarded to more than one recipient based on the discretion of the scholarship committee. The graduate school does not offer any full cost scholarships.

Counseling Psychology Diversity Scholarship
Established by members of the Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology (CTSP) department, this scholarship is awarded to a new or continuing student in a CTSP 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
The Viola M. and James C. Gale Scholarship is awarded to new or continuing students enrolled in a Counseling, Therapy, and School 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 new or continuing students in a CTSP 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.

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 new or continuing students 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.

Star Meadow Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to support professional mental health counseling students with financial need, with preference given to students who self-identify as being from historically marginalized communities.

Graduate Assistantships

Lewis & Clark offers graduate assistantships every year. Students in the following programs are eligible to apply for the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness position: Art Therapy; Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy; Professional Mental Health Counseling; Professional Mental Health Counseling - Addictions.

In addition, the Counseling Clinic offers assistantships for currently enrolled Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology students. Students will be notified when the application process becomes available.

Additional Scholarship Information


External Scholarships
Lewis & Clark’s Financial Aid Office web site includes information about external scholarship opportunities.

Immigrants Rising 2018-2019
List of graduate scholarships that don’t require proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency.

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.