4 Scholarships for Psychology Majors

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, with focuses such as therapy or clinical 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 psychology scholarships below:

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Joseph T. Weingold Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: TBD for 2021

Sponsored by NYSARC, this scholarship awards students pursuing a degree in special education, physical/occupational therapy, or intellectual/other developmental disabilities. The award comes 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

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: TBD for 2021

This unique opportunity is all about raising awareness and increasing dialogue about mental health. This award, sponsored by the JED Foundation, awards students 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 also get 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.

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Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program

Amount: $5,000 first place, $2,500 for second and third place

Deadline: TBD for 2021

The American Addiction Centers (AAC) offers this unique scholarship essay writing contest to students who are majoring in the field of behavioral health. That includes 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.

Elk River College Scholarship Program

Amount: Varying

Deadline: Year-round

Intended to encourage students to pursue careers that help others in need, the Elk River College Scholarship Program awards students majoring in one of the following: counseling, psychology, sociology, social work, or related fields.

In order to 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 psychology scholarships to their own students. Make sure you look for scholarship opportunities at your college! College Raptor can help you see what sort of financial aid you could potentially receive from various schools.


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