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CSPP Scholarship Opportunities

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CSPP Scholarships


If you’d like to advance your education in psychology, the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) is offering $1,000,000 in scholarships to help you on your way.

IMPACT Scholarships

IMPACT Scholarships will be awarded to psychology students pursuing a graduate degree in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $15,000. If you’re a new student who meets all admission requirements and has been fully admitted into an academic program within CSPP for the Fall 2021 term, we encourage you to apply for this generous scholarship.

Special IMPACT Scholarship opportunity for Psi Chi Members

To all our Psi Chi members, we have additional great news. Out of the $1,000,000 CSPP is offering in IMPACT scholarships for the 2021–2022 academic year, $100,000 dollars is designated specifically for Psi Chi members. If you’re an active member of Psi Chi, we encourage to apply today.

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 a scholarship for newly admitted students at the Sacramento or Fresno campus enrolling in a Clinical Psychology program. Learn more!

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  • California School of Professional Psychology IMPACT Scholarship
    • Applicant must be a new student who meets all admission requirements and has been fully admitted into an academic program within the California School of Professional Psychology for the Fall 2021 or August 2021 Term.
    • Students enrolling in the Clinical Psychology PhD and Clinical Psychology PsyD programs are eligible to receive awards of $10,000 or $15,000.
    • Students enrolling in all other CSPP Programs are eligible to receive awards of $5,000.
    • Applicants must have achieved a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA in most recent college work. Scholarship awards will be tiered by GPA.
    • Applicant must also 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. Essay should also address your commitment to one or more of the following Alliant Pillars:  Education for Professional Practice, Scholarship, Multicultural & International Competence, and Community Engagement
    • Priority consideration for awarding will be given to students who exhibit a level of financial need, measured by an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of <$20,000 annual, as indicated from the FAFSA. Additional consideration will be given to students who demonstrate one or more of the following:
      • Are the first from their family to attend college 
      • Represent underserved populations typically underrepresented in graduate programs 
      • Exhibit a strong commitment to inclusion and multiculturalism
      • Have demonstrated experience in community engagement supporting diverse populations
      • Have demonstrated experience in the development of innovative and creative scholarly inquiry, research, or training designed to support diverse populations
    • Students who receive Alliant tuition waivers or Alliant issued grants are not eligible to receive this scholarship
    • Please see FAQ CSPP IMPACT scholarship for additional information on scholarship structure and awarding process
       

    Awarding of Funds

    Clinical Psychology PhD and Clinical Psychology PsyD Programs

    • 58 Scholarships are available for Clinical Psychology Doctoral level study
      • 3.5 and above cumulative GPA in most recent college level work: $15,000 – 31 Awards
      • 3.0 – 3.49 cumulative GPA in most recent college level work:  $10,000 – 27 Awards
    • Award recipient must be enrolled full-time and must be continuously enrolled for continued eligibility for full amount of award
    • Award funds will be disbursed in two installments with half of total award distributed for Fall 2021 and half distributed for Spring 2022.  All awards will be applied to student tuition and fee balances at Alliant International University.
    • 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.
       

    Non-Clinical Doctoral Degree Programs and Masters Level Programs

    • 33 Scholarships are available for Non-Clinical Doctoral Degree Programs and Masters level study
      • 3.0 and above cumulative GPA in most recent college–level work: $5,000 – 33 awards
    • Award recipient must be enrolled full-time and must be continuously enrolled for continued eligibility for full amount of award.
    • Award funds will be disbursed in two installments with $2500.00 distributed for Fall 2021 and $2,500 distributed for Spring 2022 for 15-week semester-based students and will be applied to student tuition and fee balances at Alliant International University 
    • Award funds will be disbursed in 4 equal disbursements of $1250.00 in August 2021, October 2021, January 2022, and March 2022 terms for 8-week term-based students.  All awards will be applied to tuition and fee balances at Alliant International University.
    • 15-week Semester award recipient must achieve a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher in Fall 2021 for continued eligibility for award in Spring 2022.
    • 8-week Term award recipient must achieve a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher in August 2021 term, and each subsequent term for continued eligibility for award in October 2021, January 2022, and March 2022
    • 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.
       

    Frequently Asked Questions - CSPP IMPACT Scholarship 2021-2022

    • How much award money is available for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship?
      Alliant University is offering $900,000 dollars for the CSPP IMPACT scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. Individual scholarship awards range from $5,000 to $15,000.
       
    • Who is eligible to apply for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship?
      All active accepted students to CSPP academic programs at Alliant University who will be new students starting in the August/Fall 2021 term are eligible to apply for Alliant scholarships. Scholarship applicants must be accepted to a CSPP program at Alliant University to apply for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship.

       

      Students enrolling in the Clinical Psychology PhD and Clinical Psychology PsyD programs are eligible to receive awards of $10,000 or $15,000.

      Students enrolling in all other CSPP Programs are eligible to receive awards of $5,000.

      Scholarship awards cannot be guaranteed.

       

    • How do I apply for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship?
      The application for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship is available through the Alliant Student Portal. 
       
    • When is the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship application due?
      The priority deadline for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship is 5:00 pm Sunday, January 24th, 2021. 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 cumulative GPA to apply for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship
       
    • How are scholarship awarding decisions for the CSPP IMPACT scholarship made?
      Applicant essays are reviewed and rated using a rubric scale and awarded up to 5 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. Awarding decisions are final and may not be appealed.
       
    • Who is on the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship Committee that makes the awarding decisions?
      CSPP IMPACT Scholarship Committee members include faculty and program staff from the California School of Professional Psychology at all Alliant campuses.
       
    • What impact does my GPA have on awarding decisions for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship?
      Applicant cumulative GPA determines awarding levels for Clinical Psychology PhD and PsyD awards:
      Clinical Doctorate degree candidates with a 3.0 – 3.49 cumulative GPA are eligible for $10,000 awards; Clinical Doctorate degree candidates with a 3.5-4.0 cumulative GPA are eligible for $15,000 awards. Should the maximum number of awards at a specific level be reached, applicants may be considered for a lesser award amount.

       

      Masters degree candidates, and non-Clinical Doctorate degree candidates with a 3.0 – 4.0 cumulative GPA are eligible for $5,000 awards 

       

    • When will the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship awards be announced?
      CSPP IMPACT Scholarship Award winners will be announced in February 2021. 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 2 equal disbursements in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 for 15-week semester-based students. or 4 equal disbursements in August 2021, October 2021, January 2022, and March 2022 for 8-week term-based students.  All awards will be applied to student tuition and fee balances at Alliant International University. 
       
    • What enrollment status and/or GPA requirements must be met to have the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship disbursed?
      Award recipient must be enrolled full-time starting in the Fall 2021/August 2021 term and must be continuously enrolled for continued eligibility for full amount of award.

       

      Award recipient must achieve a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher in Fall 2021 for continued eligibility for award in Spring 2022.

      Award recipient must achieve a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher in August 2021 term, and each subsequent term for continued eligibility for award in October 2021, January 2022, and March 2022.

      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.

  • California School of Professional Psychology Psi Chi IMPACT Scholarship

    Psi Chi Designated Funds

    • Applicant must be a new student who meets all admission requirements and has been fully admitted into an academic program within the California School of Professional Psychology for the Fall 2021 or August 2021 Term.
    • Students enrolling in the Clinical Psychology PhD and Clinical Psychology PsyD programs are eligible to receive awards of $10,000 or $15,000.
    • Students enrolling in all other CSPP Programs are eligible to receive awards of $5,000.
    • Applicants must have achieved a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA in most recent college work. Scholarship awards will be tiered by GPA.
    • Applicants must be an active member of Psi Chi
    • Applicant must also complete a 500-word essay on how your experience and membership in Psi Chi has encouraged and stimulated you maintain excellence in the scholarship and science of psychology. Your essay should address your experience in conducting psychological research, education, practice, training, and service to recognize and value diverse people.
    • Students who receive Alliant tuition waivers or Alliant issued grants are not eligible to receive this scholarship. Students who are awarded the CSPP IMPACT scholarship are not eligible to receive this scholarship.
    • If Psi Chi designated scholarship funds remain after all eligible award recipients have been selected from applications meeting the January 2021 deadline, remaining Psi Chi designated funds may be reallocated to the general CSPP IMPACT scholarship pool.
    • Please see FAQ CSPP IMPACT scholarship – Psi Chi Designated Funds for additional information on scholarship structure and awarding process.
       

    Awarding of Funds

    Clinical Psychology PhD and Clinical Psychology PsyD Programs

    • 7 Scholarships are available for Clinical Psychology Doctoral level study
      • 3.5 and above cumulative GPA in most recent college level work: $15,000 –4 Awards
      • 3.0 – 3.49 cumulative GPA in most recent college level work:  $10,000 – 3 Awards
    • Award recipient must be enrolled full-time and must be continuously enrolled for continued eligibility for full amount of award.
    • Award funds will be disbursed in two installments with half of total award distributed for Fall 2021 and half distributed for Spring 2022 and will be applied to student tuition and fee balances at Alliant International University.
    • 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.
       

    Non-Clinical Doctoral Degree Programs and Masters Level Programs

    • 2 Scholarships are available for Non-Clinical Doctoral Degree Programs and Masters level study
      • 3.0 and above cumulative GPA in most recent college –level work: $5,000 – 2 awards
    • Award recipient must be enrolled full-time and must be continuously enrolled for continued eligibility for full amount of award.
    • Award funds will be disbursed in two installments with $2500.00 distributed for Fall 2021 and $2,500 distributed for Spring 2022 for 15-week semester-based students.  Awards will be applied to student tuition and fee balances at Alliant International University. 
    • Award funds will be disbursed in 4 equal disbursements of $1250.00 in August 2021, October 2021, January 2022, and March 2022 terms for 8-week Term-based students.  Awards will be applied to tuition and fee balances at Alliant International University.
    • 15-week Semester award recipient must achieve a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher in Fall 2021 for continued eligibility for award in Spring 2022.
    • 8-week Term award recipient must achieve a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher in August 2021 term, and each subsequent term for continued eligibility for award in October 2021, January 2022, and March 2022.
    • 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.
       

    Frequently Asked Questions- CSPP IMPACT Scholarship – Funds Designated for Members of Psi Chi.  2021-2022

    • How much award money is available for members of Psi Chi as part of the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship?
      Alliant University has designated $100,000 dollars for members of Psi Chi as part of the CSPP IMPACT scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. Individual scholarship awards range from $5,000 to $15,000.

       

      If Psi Chi designated scholarship funds remain after all eligible recipients have been selected from applications meeting the January 2021 deadline, remaining Psi Chi designated funds may be reallocated to the general CSPP IMPACT scholarship pool.

       

    • Who is eligible to apply for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship - Psi Chi Designated Funds?
      Applicants must be an active member of Psi Chi and must be accepted to CSPP academic programs at Alliant University. All active accepted students to CSPP academic programs at Alliant University who will be new students starting in the August/Fall 2021 term are eligible to apply for Alliant scholarships.

       

      Students enrolling in the Clinical Psychology PhD and Clinical Psychology PsyD programs are eligible to receive awards of $10,000 or $15,000.

      Students enrolling in all other CSPP Programs are eligible to receive awards of $5,000.

      Scholarship awards cannot be guaranteed.

       

    • How do I apply for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship - Psi Chi Designated Funds?
      The application for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship - Psi Chi Designated Funds is available through the Alliant Student Portal. 
       
    • When is the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship - Psi Chi Designated Funds application due?
      The priority deadline for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship - Psi Chi Designated Funds is 5:00 pm Sunday, January 24th, 2021. 
       
    • Are there GPA requirements to apply for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship - Psi Chi Designated Funds?
      Yes, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA to apply for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship - Psi Chi Designated Funds
       
    • How are scholarship awarding decisions for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship - Psi Chi Designated Funds made?
      Applicant essays are reviewed and rated using a rubric scale and awarded up to 5 points for the quality of the essay by members of the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship - Psi Chi Designated Funds 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.
       
    • Who is on the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship - Psi Chi Designated Funds Committee that makes the awarding decisions?
      CSPP IMPACT Scholarship - Psi Chi Designated Funds Committee members include faculty and program staff from the California School of Professional Psychology at all Alliant campuses.
       
    • What does my GPA have on awarding decisions for the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship - Psi Chi Designated Funds?
      Applicant cumulative GPA determines awarding levels for Clinical Psychology PhD and PsyD awards:
      Clinical Doctorate degree candidates with a 3.0 – 3.49 cumulative GPA are eligible for $10,000 awards; Clinical Doctorate degree candidates with a 3.5-4.0 cumulative GPA are eligible for $15,000 awards. Should the maximum number of awards at a specific level be reached, applicants may be considered for a lesser award amount.

       

      Master’s degree candidates, and non-Clinical Doctorate degree candidates with a 3.0 – 4.0 cumulative GPA are eligible for $5,000 awards 

       

    • When will the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship - Psi Chi Designated Funds awards be announced?
      CSPP IMPACT Scholarship - Psi Chi Designated Funds Award winners will be announced in February 2021. Recipients will receive a notification to their Alliant email indicating they have been selected for an award.
       
    • How is the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship - Psi Chi Designated Funds disbursed?
      Award funds will be disbursed in 2 equal disbursements in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 for 15-week semester-based students. or 4 equal disbursements in August 2021, October 2021, January 2022, and March 2022 for 8-week term-based students.  All awards will be applied to student tuition and fee balances at Alliant International University.
       
    • What enrollment status and/or GPA requirements must be met to have the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship - Psi Chi Designated Funds disbursed?
      Award recipient must be enrolled full-time starting in the Fall 2021/August 2021 term and must be continuously enrolled for continued eligibility for full amount of award.

       

      Award recipient must achieve a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher in Fall 2021 for continued eligibility for award in Spring 2022.

      Award recipient must achieve a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher in August 2021 term, and each subsequent term for continued eligibility for award in October 2021, January 2022, and March 2022.

      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.

  • 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.  

    In Alliant’s passionate commitment to serving the needs of our campus communities, 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 2021 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 2021-2022, 20 scholarships in the amount of $10,000 are available. 
    • Award recipient 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.
    • Award funds will be disbursed in 2 equal disbursements of $5000 in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 and will be applied to student tuition and fee balances at Alliant International University
    • 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.
       

    Frequently Asked Questions - Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship 2021-2022

    • How much award money is available for the Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship?
      Alliant University is offering $200,000 dollars for the Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. Individual scholarship awards are $10,000.
       
    • Who is eligible to apply for the Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship?
      Must be a new student starting in the Fall 2021 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 $10,000.

      Scholarship awards cannot be guaranteed.

       

    • 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. 
       
    • 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 Sunday, January 24th, 2021. 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 Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship?
      Yes, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA to apply for the Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship.
       
    • How are scholarship awarding decisions for the Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship made?
      Applicant essays are reviewed and rated using a rubric scale and awarded up to 5 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.
       
    • 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 include faculty and program staff from the California School of Professional Psychology at all Alliant campuses.
       
    • When will the Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship awards be announced?
      Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship Award winners will be announced in April 2021. Recipients will receive a notification to their Alliant email indicating they have been selected for an award.
       
    • How is the Sacramento and Fresno Future Behavioral Health Workforce Scholarship disbursed?
      Award funds will be disbursed in 2 equal disbursements of $5,000 in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.  All awards will be applied to student tuition and fee balances at Alliant International University. 
       
    • What enrollment status and/or GPA requirements must be met to have the CSPP IMPACT Scholarship disbursed?
      Award recipient must be enrolled full-time starting in the Fall 2021/August 2021 term and must be continuously enrolled for continued eligibility for full amount of award.

       

      Award recipient must achieve a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher in Fall 2021 for continued eligibility for award in Spring 2022.

      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's 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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