CSPP Scholarships and Financial Aid

CSPP Scholarships and Financial Aid

Graduate school is one of the most important investments you will ever make—and one of the largest. At CSPP we know that the cost of graduate education is a significant concern for our students and their families, and we are committed to help all qualified students find the funding they need.

ABOUT FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid is available to all students who meet need and eligibility requirements. Federal and supplemental loan programs are the primary source of financial aid for most CSPP students. Alliant requires that students applying for financial aid complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) No additional application is necessary.

ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS AND ASSISTANTSHIPS

CSPP offers teaching and research assistantships and an array of scholarship opportunities that are designed to support our commitment to public service, applied clinical research and a diverse and international student body.

Scholarship awards and assistantship stipends typically range from $1,000-$5,000 per year, although a few are higher. They often have their own application process or require nomination by a faculty member. Although some scholarships and campus employment opportunities are available to incoming students, the majority of these opportunities are available to continuing students.

FIND OUT MORE

Visit the Financial Aid office online  or email finaid@alliant.edu for more comprehensive information about scholarships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, campus employment and federal and supplemental loan programs.

CSPP SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Scholarship Opportunities for Incoming CSPP Students:

Judith Albino Endowment Awarded annually to an Alliant student demonstrating financial need, who displays commitment to achieving professional goals and pursuit of educational experiences to reach those goals. Student application process, March 1 deadline. $1,000 award.

Alliant Diversity Scholarship - (PDF) Awarded annually to Alliant students who display a commitment to diversity and are involved in service activities meant to enhance diversity in a group or community. Student application process, July 1 deadline. $1,000 award.

Herbert Baker Organizational Psychology Scholarship Awarded annually to an incoming CSPP student in the Organizational Psychology program. Faculty nomination process. $5,000 award.

Murray Bilmes Memorial Scholarship Awarded annually to a CSPP student in the San Francisco Clinical Psychology PsyD program. Faculty nomination process. $5,000 award.

Leena Banerjee Brown International Student Scholarship Awarded annually to an international CSPP student in Los Angeles. Faculty nomination process. $5,000 award.

CSPP Dean’s Award of Excellence A special designation for CSPP graduate students who exhibit academic excellence as they enter and progress in their programs. Similar to a “Dean’s List,” the entire pool of students in each program are evaluated for selection each year. Doctoral students are eligible during their first three years of full-time study, and master's students are eligible during their first two years of full-time study. $5,000 award for doctoral students, $2,000 award for masters students.

Jay Haley Scholarship - (PDF) Awarded annually to three CSPP students or confirmed applicants in the Clinical, CFT and LPCC programs who demonstrate strong academic performance, strong commitment to minority, family, and community work, professional aspirations, leadership potential and financial need. Student application process, July 9 deadline. $5,000 award. 

International Psychopharmacology Initiative Award Awarded to an international CSPP student in the Clinical Psychopharmacology program. Program Director nomination process. $6,500 award.

Public Service Psychopharmacology Scholarship Awarded annually to CSPP students in the Clinical Psychopharmacology program who are employed by the Indian Health Service, the California State Hospital system or the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Student application process. $1,000 award.

Richard A. Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship Awarded annually to a CSPP student displaying significant contributions to LGBT Latino/a psychology. Student application process, March 25 deadline. $1,000 award.

Tauber Fellowships in Clinical Psychology Awarded annually to 3-5 incoming CSPP students in the San Francisco Clinical Psychology PhD and PsyD programs who demonstrate strong academic performance, a background in psychology research and a history of community involvement. Faculty nomination process. $10,000 award.

Christopher Tori Scholarship Awarded annually to a CSPP student in the San Francisco Clinical Psychology PsyD program. Faculty nomination process. $5,000 award.

Scholarship and Assistantship Programs for Current CSPP Students:

Judith Albino Endowment Awarded annually to an Alliant student demonstrating financial need, who displays commitment to achieving professional goals and pursuit of educational experiences to reach those goals. Student application process, March 1 deadline. $1,000 award.

Alliant Diversity ScholarshipAwarded annually to Alliant students who display a commitment to diversity and are involved in service activities meant to enhance diversity in a group or community. Student application process, July 1 deadline. $1,000 award.

Murray Bilmes Memorial Scholarship Awarded annually to a CSPP student in the San Francisco Clinical Psychology PsyD program. Faculty nomination process. $5,000 award.

Dr. Jeffrey W. Braunstein Memorial Scholarship Awarded annually to a CSPP student in the Fresno Clinical Psychology PhD program who has advanced to doctoral candidacy. Faculty nomination process. $1,000 award.

Leena Banerjee Brown International Student Scholarship Awarded annually to an international CSPP student in Los Angeles. Faculty nomination process. $5,000 award.

Janice Cone Scholarship Awarded annually to a CSPP student in the Irvine or San Diego MFT program. Faculty nomination process. $5,000 award.

CSPP Dean’s Award of Excellence A special designation for CSPP graduate students who exhibit academic excellence as they progress in their programs of study and develop as professionals. Similar to a “Dean’s List,” the entire pool of students in each program are evaluated for selection each year. Doctoral students are eligible during their first three years of full-time study, and master's students are eligible during their first two years of full-time study. $5,000 award for doctoral students, $2,000 award for masters students.

Ronald Gandolfo Scholarship Awarded annually to a CSPP student in the Fresno Clinical Psychology PsyD program. Faculty nomination process. $5,000 award.

Marco Garcia Memorial Fellowship Awarded annually to CSPP students in the Los Angeles Clinical Psychology PhD and PsyD programs who are committed to serving the Latino/a community. Student application process, October 15 deadline. $1,500 award.

Jay Haley Scholarship - (PDF) Awarded annually to three CSPP students or confirmed applicants in the Clinical, CFT and LPCC programs who demonstrate strong academic performance, strong commitment to minority, family, and community work, professional aspirations, leadership potential and financial need. Student application process, July 9 deadline. $5,000 award. 

Ann Hozier Scholarship Awarded annually to a CSPP student in the Los Angeles Clinical Psychology PhD or PsyD program who has advanced to doctoral candidacy, to supplement the cost of dissertation research, tests, equipment or other specialized materials. Student application process, March 1 deadline. $250 award.


International Psychopharmacology Initiative Award Awarded to an international CSPP student in the Clinical Psychopharmacology program. Program Director nomination process. $6,500 award.

Elaine B. King Memorial ScholarshipAwarded annually to a CSPP student in the Los Angeles Clinical Psychology PhD or PsyD program who is active in the Multicultural Community Clinical Psychology emphasis area and/or engaged in service to a minority community. Student application process, March 1 deadline. $400 award.

Dennis Klos Professional Psychology Scholarship Awarded annually to a CSPP student in the Los Angeles Clinical Psychology PhD or PsyD program. Faculty nomination process. $5,000 award.

Richard Kopp Scholarship Awarded annually to a CSPP student in the Los Angeles Clinical Psychology program. Faculty nomination process. $5,000 award.

Arthur Kovacs Academic Merit ScholarshipAwarded annually to an Alliant student at the Los Angeles campus on the basis of academic merit as demonstrated by a scholarly paper. Student application process, March 1 deadline. $500 award.

Los Angeles Alumni Scholarship Awarded annually to a CSPP student in the Los Angeles Clinical Psychology PsyD program who has advanced to doctoral candidacy and demonstrates potential for significant contributions to the improvement of society. Student application process, March 1 deadline. $450 award.

Ferne Miller Memorial Research FundAwarded each semester to two CSPP students in the San Diego Clinical Psychology PhD or PsyD program who are conducting research in the area of psychosocial oncology or life threatening diseases and related psychological and psychosocial interventions. Student application process, November 15 and March 15 deadlines. $1,000 award.

Lucille Phillips Morrison Scholarship Awarded annually to a CSPP student in the Los Angeles Clinical Psychology PhD or PsyD program who has advanced to doctoral candidacy. Student application process, March 1 deadline. $3,000 award.

Lucille Phillips Morrison Disabled Student Scholarship Awarded annually to an Alliant student on the Los Angeles campus with physical, mental or learning disability. Student application process, March 1 deadline. $1,000 award.

Connell Persico Scholarship for Significant Contributions to the LGBT Community Awarded annually to a CSPP student displaying significant contributions to the LGBT community. Student application process, April 10 deadline. $1,000 award.  

Connell Persico Student Leadership Scholarship Awarded annually to a CSPP student in the Los Angeles Clinical Psychology PhD or PsyD program who displays strong leadership. Faculty nomination process. $5,000 award.

President’s Scholarship Awarded annually to an Alliant student displaying involvement in social change and linkage to other disciplines, professions and/or communities as a part of that involvement. Student application process, March 1 deadline. $1,500 award.

Public Service Psychopharmacology Scholarship Awarded annually to CSPP students in the Clinical Psychopharmacology program who are employed by the Indian Health Service, the California State Hospital system or the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Student application process. $1,000 award.

Allan Harry Rhoads Scholarship Awarded annually to a CSPP student in the Los Angeles Clinical Psychology PhD or PsyD program who has advanced to doctoral candidacy displaying commitment to the LGBT community. Student application process, March 1 deadline. $300 award.

Patricia Frazier Reis Memorial Scholarship Awarded annually to a CSPP student in the Los Angeles Clinical Psychology PhD or PsyD program. Student application process, March 1 deadline. $200 award.

Richard A. Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship Awarded annually to a CSPP student displaying significant contributions to LGBT Latino/a psychology. Student application process, March 25 deadline. $1,000 award.  

Jim Stophel Scholarship Awarded annually to an Alliant student at the Los Angeles campus based on submission of creative work (creative writing, visual arts, etc.). Student application process, March 1 deadline. $400 award.

Christopher Tori Scholarship Awarded annually to a CSPP student in the San Francisco Clinical Psychology PsyD program. Faculty nomination process. $5,000 award.

Trustees Scholarship Awarded annually to an Alliant student dedicated to fulfill the mission of Alliant International University. Student application process, March 1 deadline. $200 award.

Habibah Shaaban Yakan Scholarship Awarded annually to an Alliant student at the San Diego campus who demonstrates commitment of service to interfaith organizations, to Alliant and to the community. Student application process, March 1 deadline. $1,000 award.

Tak Yoshino Scholarship Awarded annually to a CSPP student in the Los Angeles Clinical Psychology PhD or PsyD program who demonstrates financial need and is interested in providing psychological services to the Asian American community. Student application process, March 1 deadline. $200 award.

Research Internships at San Francisco Community Behavioral Health Services

California Department of Mental Health (Prop 63) Stipend Program

These lists provide some examples, and more comprehensive information about scholarships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, campus employment, and federal and supplemental loan programs is available from the Financial Aid office: finaid@alliant.edu or www.finaid.alliant.edu

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