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CSPP Psychology Scholarships


IMPACT Scholarships for Clinical Psychology PhD and PsyD Programs

IMPACT Scholarships will be awarded to psychology students pursuing a graduate degree in amounts ranging from $10,000 to $18,000. If you’re a new student who meets all admission requirements and have been fully admitted into an academic program within CSPP for the fall 2022 or August 2022 term, we encourage you to apply for this generous scholarship.

Sacramento and Fresno Campus Scholarships

To support the demand and need for the future behavioral health workforce in the Central Valley, including the Sacramento and Fresno areas of California, Alliant has established The Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship for newly admitted students in a clinical psychology program. There are 26 scholarships in the amount of $5,000 available.

For all scholarship opportunities, click here.

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California School of Professional Psychology IMPACT Scholarship


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CSPP IMPACT Scholarship 2022-2023 Frequently Asked Questions

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How many dollars in scholarship awards are available for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship?

Alliant is offering a combined total of a million dollars for the CSPP IMPACT scholarship for the 2022 – 2023 academic year. Individual scholarship awards range from $5,000 to $18,000.

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Who is eligible to apply for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship?

All active applicants to CSPP academic programs at Alliant who will be new campus based (ground) students starting in the August/fall 2022 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.

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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.

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When is the scholarship application due?

The priority deadline for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2022. If after initial awarding decisions are made there are remaining funds, additional applications submitted after the priority deadline may be considered.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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: 

  • Doctorate degree candidates with a 3.0 – 3.49 GPA are eligible for $10,000 – $12,000 awards. 
  • Doctorate degree candidates with a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA are eligible for up to $15,000 – $18,000 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 degree candidates with a 3.0 – 4.0 GPA are eligible for $5,000 awards
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When will the scholarship awards be announced?

CSPP IMPACT Scholarship award winners will be announced in March 2022. Recipients will receive a notification to their Alliant email indicating they have been selected for an award.

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How is the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship disbursed?

Award funds will be disbursed in two equal disbursements in fall 2022 and spring 2023 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 2022, October 2022, January 2023, and March 2023, and will be applied to student tuition and fee balances at Alliant.

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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) 2022 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 2022 for continued eligibility for award in spring 2023.

Award recipients must achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher in August 2022 term, and each subsequent term for continued eligibility for award in October 2022, January 2023, and March 2023.

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The Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship


To support the demand and need for the future behavioral health workforce in the Central Valley including the Sacramento and Fresno areas of California, Alliant has established a scholarship for newly admitted students at the Sacramento or Fresno campus enrolling in a clinical psychology program.

During an unprecedented time with increased levels of anxiety, fear, and seclusion, Californians must have substantial access to mental health resources. Communities are already experiencing harmful mental health effects from the pandemic which will have a lasting impact if not readily addressed. Suicide hotlines have surged, domestic violence cases are growing, and social distancing and mandatory quarantines are causing setbacks for many groups.  

Alliant is committed to serving the needs of our campus communities, and this scholarship will support the Sacramento and Fresno communities toward providing its residents with the behavioral health workforce that meets its future needs. 

Eligibility Consideration

  • Must be a new student starting in the fall 2022 term who meets all admission requirements and has been fully admitted and enrolled in the clinical psychology PhD or PsyD program at the Fresno or Sacramento campus.
  • Students who receive Alliant tuition waivers or Alliant issued grants are not eligible to receive this scholarship.
  • Please see FAQ Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship for additional information on scholarship structure and awarding process.

Application Process

Submit a statement (300 to 600 words) describing your experience in community engagement and how your education will allow for you to impact the mental health demands of the Central Valley, including the Fresno and Sacramento areas of California. Explain your professional goals and how they relate to giving back to communities who are underserved. 

Awarding of Funds

  • For 2022 – 2023, 20 scholarships in the amount of $10,000 are available. 
  • Award recipients must be enrolled full-time and must be continuously enrolled for continued eligibility for the full amount of the award at the Fresno or Sacramento campus.
  • Funds will be awarded in two equal disbursements of $5,000 in fall 2021 and spring 2022 and will be applied to student tuition and fee balances at Alliant.
  • Students who lose eligibility after being selected/awarded, as a result of extenuating circumstances, may apply for reinstatement. Approval for reinstatement of scholarship eligibility is not guaranteed. Denial of reinstatement requests are not subject to appeal.
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Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship 2022 Frequently Asked Questions

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How much in scholarship awards is available for the Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship?

Alliant is offering a combined total of $130,000 for the Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship for the 2022 – 2023 academic year; individual scholarship awards are $5,000.

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Who is eligible to apply for the Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship?

Applicant must be a new student starting in the fall 2022 term who meets all admission requirements and has been fully admitted and enrolled in the clinical psychology PhD or PsyD program at the Fresno or Sacramento campus.

Students enrolling in the clinical psychology PhD and clinical psychology PsyD programs are eligible to receive awards of $5,000.

Scholarship awards are not and cannot be guaranteed.

Students who receive Alliant tuition waivers or Alliant issued grants are not eligible to receive this scholarship.

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How do I apply for the Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship?

The application for the Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship is available through the Alliant student portal. 

  • Applicants will submit an essay (300 to 600 words) describing their experience in community engagement and how their education will allow them to impact the mental health demands of the Central Valley including the Fresno and Sacramento areas of California. Applicants will explain professional goals and how they relate to giving back to communities who are underserved.
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When is the Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship application due?

The priority deadline for the Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship is 5:00 pm Tuesday, February 1, 2022. If after initial awarding decisions are made there are remaining funds, additional applications submitted after the priority deadline may be considered.

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Are there GPA requirements to apply for the Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship?

Yes, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA to apply for the Scholarship.

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How are scholarship awarding decisions 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 Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce 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. Awarding decisions are final and may not be appealed.

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Who is on the Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce scholarship committee that makes the awarding decisions?

Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce scholarship committee members may include the CSPP dean, program directors, faculty, or members of the student engagement team. 

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When will the Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship awards be announced?

Scholarship award winners will be announced in April 2022. Recipients will receive a notification to their Alliant email indicating they have been selected for an award.

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How is the Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship disbursed?

Award funds will be disbursed in two equal disbursements of $2,500 in fall 2022 and spring 2023. All awards will be applied to student tuition and fee balances at Alliant.

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What enrollment status and/or GPA requirements must be met to have the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship disbursed?

Award recipients must be enrolled full-time starting in the fall (August), 2022 term and must be continuously enrolled for continued eligibility for full amount of award.

Award recipients must achieve a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher in fall 2022 for continued eligibility for award in spring 2023.

Students who lose eligibility after being selected/awarded, as a result of extenuating circumstances, may apply for reinstatement.  Approval for reinstatement of scholarship eligibility is not guaranteed. Denial of reinstatement requests are not subject to appeal.

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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.
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