Psychology is an incredibly important field of study, and an ever-relevant one. The human mind is a complex thing, as is human behavior, human interaction, and relationships. Psychology students can study things ranging from mental health to behavior patterns, and have focuses like therapy or abnormal psychology.
If you’re fascinated by the mind and are interested in majoring in the field, or pursuing a career related to psychology, take a look at a few scholarship opportunities below.
Joseph T. Weingold Scholarship
Deadline: January 6
Awarded by NYSARC, this scholarship is given to students pursuing a degree in special education, physical / occupational therapy, or intellectual / other developmental disabilities. The award will paid in increments of $750.
To be eligible, students must: be majoring in a relevant field, be nominated by someone in the department, have their nomination form signed by the department chair,
Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award
Deadline: March 25
This unique opportunity is all about raising awareness and increasing dialogue about mental health. This award, sponsored by the JED Foundation, is given out to students who are working hard to reduce prejudice against mental and emotional disorders around campus, as well as decreasing the stigma about asking for help. In addition to the prize money, students will also be awarded a trip to New York to attend JED’s annual gala.
The requirements include: being a full or part time graduate or undergraduate student, attending an accredited two or four year institution, working hard to create and/or lead campus mental health awareness programs, being an international or US student.
Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program
Amount: $5,000 first place, $2,500 for second and third place
Deadline: May 31
The American Addiction Centers (AAC) offers this unique scholarship essay writing contest to students who are majoring the field of behavioral health, such as: psychology, counseling, social work, nursing, or related fields.
To be eligible, a student must: be a graduating high school senior, be majoring in (or planning to major in) a behavioral health science field, be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Teens Path to Success Scholarship
Amount: $500 – $5,000
Deadline: May 1
A partnership between The Elk River Teen Treatment Program and Teens Path to Success Foundation saw this scholarship created. Intended to encourage students to pursue careers that help others in need, it is awarded to students majoring in one of the following: counseling, psychology, sociology, social work, or related fields.
In order to be qualify, students must: be a US citizen or permanent resident, be an undergraduate or graduate student, be majoring in one of the previously mentioned fields, plan to have a career relating to psychology, counseling, or therapy, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
And remember, schools offer scholarships to their own students, so make sure you look for scholarship opportunities at the colleges you’re interested in! College Raptor can help you see what sort of financial aid you could potentially receive from various schools.