IMPACT Scholarships for Clinical Psychology PhD and PsyD Programs
A total of $1 million in IMPACT PhD and PsyD Scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $15,000 will be awarded to psychology students pursuing a graduate degree at CSPP. If you're a new student who meets all admission requirements and have been fully admitted into an academic program within CSPP for the August/fall 2023 term, we encourage you to apply for this generous psychology scholarship fund.
Applicants must complete a 500-word essay on how your CSPP education will allow you to make a positive impact at the community, state, or national level. The essay should also address your commitment to one or more of the following Alliant pillars: education for professional practice, scholarship, multicultural and international competence, and community engagement. The scholarship application is available through the student portal. Priority deadline February 21, 2023.
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CSPP IMPACT Scholarship 2023-2024 Frequently Asked Questions
How many dollars in scholarship awards are available for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship?
Alliant is offering a combined total of $1 million for the CSPP IMPACT graduate student scholarship for the 2023-2024 academic year. Individual psychology scholarship awards range from $5,000 to $15,000.
Who is eligible to apply for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship?
All active applicants to CSPP academic programs at Alliant’s graduate school psychology who will be new campus based (ground) students starting in the August/fall 2023 term are eligible to apply for the scholarships. Prospective students must have an active admissions application on file at Alliant to apply for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship.
How do I apply for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship?
The application for the scholarship is available through the student portal.
Applicants must complete a 500-word essay on how your CSPP education will allow you to make a positive impact at the community, state, or national level. The essay should also address your commitment to one or more of the following Alliant pillars: education for professional practice, scholarship, multicultural and international competence, and community engagement.
When is the scholarship application due?
The priority deadline for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2023. If after initial awarding decisions are made there are remaining funds, additional applications submitted after the priority deadline may be considered.
Are there GPA requirements to apply for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship?
Yes, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship.
How are scholarship awarding decisions for the scholarship made?
Applicant essays are reviewed and rated using a rubric scale and awarded up to five points for the quality of the essay by members of the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship committee. Each applicant essay is rated by two separate reviewers and the ratings are combined and averaged for an overall essay score. The reviewer process is anonymous to both the applicant and the rater to ensure a fair process.
Who is on the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship committee that makes the awarding decisions?
The IMPACT Scholarship committee may include the dean, the program directors, and members of the student engagement team.
What impact does my GPA have on awarding decisions for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship?
Applicant GPA determines awarding levels at the clinical psychology doctoral level:
- Clinical PhD and PsyD doctoral students entering with a 3.0-3.49 GPA are eligible for $10,000 awards.
- Clinical PhD and PsyD doctoral students entering with a 3.5+ GPA are eligible for up to $15,000 awards.
- Should the maximum number of awards at a specific level be reached, applicants may be considered for a lesser award amount.
Applicant GPA determines awarding levels for all other CSPP campus-based programs:
- Master's and non-clinical doctoral students entering with a 3.0+ GPA are eligible for $5,000 awards
When will the scholarship awards be announced?
CSPP IMPACT Scholarship award winners will be announced in March 2023. Recipients will receive a notification to their Alliant email indicating they have been selected for an award.
How is the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship disbursed?
Award funds will be disbursed in two equal disbursements in fall 2023 and spring 2024 and will be applied to student tuition and fee balances at Alliant; or for non-clinical doctoral degree programs and master’s level, four equal disbursements will be made. Disbursements will take place in August 2023, October 2023, January 2024, and March 2024, and will be applied to student tuition and fee balances at Alliant.
What enrollment status and GPA requirements must be met to have the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship disbursed?
Award recipients must be enrolled full-time starting in the fall (August) 2023 term and must be continuously enrolled for continued eligibility for full amount of award.
Award recipients must achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher in fall 2023 for continued eligibility for award in spring 2024.
Award recipients must achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher in August 2023 term, and each subsequent term for continued eligibility for award in October 2023, January 2024, and March 2024.
Why Choose Alliant International University?
The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University is a pioneer in the field, with a 50-year legacy of educating behavioral health professionals. We provide hands-on experience, knowledgeable faculty members, and clinical practice that prepare you to succeed as a mental health professional and advocate.
Cultural competency is at the core of CSPP programs, with a focus on the understanding of and respect for the diversity of human relationships. We emphasize sensitivity and acceptance of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, instilling a respect for human diversity and a mature personal and professional identity. Throughout your program you’ll learn ways to stay current with professional knowledge and practice in order to make a positive difference for clients and society.
Program goals are aligned with the four pillars of our culture:
- Practice: You’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to competently deliver services as a mental health professional.
- Diversity: You’ll study with a diverse student population to prepare you to meet the needs of diverse communities.
- Community: You’ll engage in various communities through the application of the knowledge and skills learned during your program.
- Scholarship: You’ll add to the growing scholarship for mental health professionals.