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Clinical Psychology Scholarships

A complete guide to clinical psychology programs financial aid and scholarships.


It is possible to apply for financial aid to attend both undergraduate and graduate clinical psychology schools.

You can choose from fellowships, scholarships, grants or subsidies, work study programs, federal loans and teaching or research assistantships.

If you are seeking financial aid for a graduate degree, you should plan to get advice as early as possible before going to school. Consult with both the psychology office and the office of financial aid at the school to which you are applying.

Psychology Funding Programs


American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) Scholarships and Awards

Students and Early Career Psychologists

An A – Z of Funding Opportunities for Students and Early Career Psychologists

Women and Ethnic Minorities in Psychology

The APA provides a directory (PDF) of detailed information on scholarships, fellowships and other funding sources for students and researchers at the graduate, undergraduate, predoctoral, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels. There is also a section on grants and special awards for institutions.

Dissertation Research Awards

The Dissertation Research Award program is to assist science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs.

Minority Fellowship Programs

Minority Fellowship Programs improves the quality of mental health treatment delivered to ethnic minority populations by providing financial support and professional guidance to individuals pursuing doctoral degrees in psychology.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

The Woodrow Wilson International Center awards approximately 35 residential fellowships annually in an international competition to individuals with outstanding project proposals representing the entire range of scholarship, with a strong emphasis on the humanities and social sciences.

APA Scholarships

The APA provides a detailed listing of scholarships, grants and awards for psychologists and students.

Psi Chi Research Grants

Psi Chi is a national honor society in psychology who offers research awards to graduate and undergraduate students. A listing of all available awards and grants is here.

Student Travel Awards

APA’s Science Directorate sponsors an annual competition for graduate student travel awards to help psychology graduate students travel to the annual APA Convention to present their research.

General Financial Aid Resources

There are thousands of scholarships, loans and grants available for undergraduate and graduate students. Here are the most common, available through the Student Loan Network: