Psychology Scholarships

Psychology has endured for decades as an extremely popular major. It’s easy to see why: People are fascinating and the chance to earn a degree that allows you to both study human behavior and help those in need is tough to pass up. Psychology majors also have many career options; whether you choose to pursue graduate work or to go straight into a career, a psychology degree can help you along the way. Psychology majors go on to work with children and adults in a variety of settings to provide a wide range of important services that can enrich lives. In addition to clinical psychiatrists and psychologists, counselors, social workers, and other professionals who help people for a living get their start in psychology.

Beyond a school or clinical setting, psychology has many other applications. The knowledge and insight you gain into how people work can easily translate into the business world or any field involving interpersonal interaction and the critical thinking and writing skills you develop will also serve you well. Whether your interests skew towards research or service, an interest in psychology can also be an asset when it comes to winning scholarships.

Psychology scholarships are available from a variety of sources. The most common will be psychology scholarships awarded through the psychology department at your college. Awards are available for graduate research and for undergraduate students from a variety of organizations. Psychology students may also find success applying for more general scholarships in the areas of science, health and social services. In addition, psychology students are also good candidates for a variety of other scholarship awards, such as essay scholarships and community service scholarships.

The University of Wisconsin at La Crosse and the University of Minnesota both offer university-based psychology scholarships but to find out the full range of scholarship opportunities available to you, both based on your psychology major and on other characteristics, conduct a free scholarship search at Scholarships.com. For a taste of what you’ll find, check out the examples of psychology scholarships below.

ARC of Washington Trust Fund Research Grants

  • Application Deadline: 8/15/2017
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Since 1950 the Arc of Washington Trust Fund has promoted research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of intellectual disabilities and its personal, social, and legal consequences. The Trust provides grants to researchers in the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska or Idaho and in British Columbia. Because the Arc Trust Fund is small compared to public funding sources, preference is given to [...] More

Army Health Professions Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The U.S. Army health care team will pay 100 percent of your tuition for a graduate-level health care degree for any accredited veterinary program in the United States or Puerto Rico.

    Full-tuition Scholarship:
    The U.S. Army Medical Department can help take away the worry of how you'll pay for school. The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program is available to [...] More

AWMF & Loreen Arbus Foundation Focus on Disability Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The AWM Foundation's partnership with the Loreen Arbus Foundation focuses on the achievements and contributions of citizens with disabilities. This journalist scholarship program consists of one $2,500 scholarship, made payable directly to the winning student's educational institute. The winning applicant must also be able to attend AWMF's Gracies Awards Luncheon in June in New York City to [...] More

Bethesda Lutheran Communities Lutheran Student Scholastic & Service Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2018
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Bethesda Lutheran Communities offers two scholarships to Lutheran students pursuing undergraduate degrees in any area of service to people with developmental disabilities.

    Eligibility/Requirements:
    -Be an active, communicant member of a Lutheran congregation
    -Be a freshmen, sophomore, or junior at an accredited college/university
    -Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    -Have a career objective in the [...] More

Boston University Robert Noyce Scholarship Programs

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Boston University is excited to announce the Noyce Scholarship Program in Mathematics, a new initiative to prepare middle school and high school mathematics teachers. With funding from the National Science Foundation and the School of Education and in collaboration with six local school districts and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Noyce Program will train up to 13 graduate students [...] More

Catching The Dream Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Catching the Dream seeks to address this deficiency. Our high-priority areas of study are math, engineering, science, business, education, and computers. These fields of study are critical to the future of Indian people and the nation, and Native Americans are very underrepresented in these fields.

    Catching the Dream is a national Native American education and scholarship center.
    Our strategy [...] More

Clarkston Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • A Clarkston Scholar is a highly-driven student who excels in the classroom, has a focused interest and passion for the life sciences industry and intends to enter the life sciences industry upon graduation. The Clarkston Scholars Program will provide one sophomore attending a four-year college/university undergraduate program in Pennsylvania who is majoring in a life sciences-related field of [...] More

Cleveland State University Robert J. Noyce Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Full tuition fellowships awarded to highly qualified applicants committed to addressing social justice and change in Urban School and Communities.

    Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:
    -Be enrolled in the Master of Urban Secondary Teachers MUST program specializing in Math
    -Commit to teaching in either Biology and Earth Science, Biology and Chemistry, Chemistry and Physics, Physics and [...] More

Cognizant Making the Future Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Cognizant Making the Future scholarship program recognizes today's inspiration as tomorrow's innovation. Cognizant is committed to preparing the next generation with the skills they will need to be active participants in an environment that will become increasingly dominated by technology. Making The Future is a design-based scholarship, and candidates will be required to submit video [...] More

College of Saint Rose Academic Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2018
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The College of Saint Rose is committed to enrolling students with superior ability and proven achievement. To support our commitment, the college offers a generous array of academic scholarships. These scholarships are not based on financial need, but on the merits of students' academic achievement.

    The College of Saint Rose scholarships are awarded upon acceptance to Saint Rose and are [...] More

Earl Woods Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Earl Woods Scholarship Program was created to honor Tiger's father, Earl, and his lifelong commitment to children. Scholarships are awarded to academically successful, graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated financial need and a proven commitment to community service.

    Eligibility:
    -Student must be a graduating high school senior from a geographic area that has been invited to [...] More

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)

  • Application Deadline: 11/12/2017
  • Amount: $5,000
  • NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for U.S. graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart agencies between June and August each year. The Summer Institutes (EAPSI) operate similarly and the research visits to a particular location take place at the same time. Although [...] More

Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/15/2017
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship of $3,000 for undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in accredited parapsychology degree programs and/or who are completing masters or doctoral programs with research projects that include parapsychology. College students who are currently studying any field in parapsychology (telepathy, reincarnation, near-death experiences, etc.) may be eligible to [...] More

Elizabeth J. Davis Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2018
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Elizabeth J. Davis Scholarship was established to assist home care professionals with obtaining advanced degrees, as well as students seeking a bachelor's or associate's degrees in a health profession.

    Eligibility
    - Attends an accredited college/university, or community college (does not have to be in Vermont)
    - Studying nursing (RN or LPN), physical therapy, speech therapy, [...] More

Elms College STEM Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Elms College ElmSTEM program, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, awards scholarship funds to students who major in STEM fields and attend Elms College full-time.

    Eligibility:
    -Be a prospective full-time, first-year student at Elms College
    -Be a prospective major in biology, computer information technology, chemistry, or mathematics, except for clinical fields [...] More

Fontana Transport Inc Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Fontana Transport Inc. is a family owned trucking company based out of Southern California whose owners are passionate about higher education and to be able to help future leaders in their community pursue a higher education degree.

    The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is open to underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college-bound students. Students must be pursuing an [...] More

Franklin D. Boyce Annual Health Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The scholarship program is available to residents of the City of Hopewell and the following localities: Prince George, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Fort Lee, Dinwiddie, Sussex, Surry, Chesterfield (South of Rt. 288 and East of Ironbridge Road), Charles City and Varina (Southeast Henrico, south of I-64). Student interns working for John Randolph Foundation are eligible to apply. The purpose of [...] More

Gladys Carol Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, and current undergraduate level students who are United States citizens or permanent residents. They must be pursuing a full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) degree at an accredited, non-profit public or private four-year college or university in the United States. A minimum cumulative [...] More

GRCF Jackie Klinesteker Minority Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career.

    The Jackie Klinesteker Minority Scholarship is awarded to students of color (African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) residing in West Michigan with a declared major in a mental health-related [...] More

Health Careers Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/6/2018
  • Amount: $7,500
  • Winners of the Health Careers Scholarship Program demonstrate a strong motivation to pursue a health care career, academic excellence, a dedication to community service and a need for financial support of their education. The program is open to higher education students entering their junior and senior years of full-time undergraduate study in the coming fall. This program is not open to [...] More

James M. & Erma T. Freemont Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Freemont Foundation Scholarship Program is available to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, qualified recipients will become Freemont Scholars.

    Eligibility:
    - Must be a graduating high school senior (must plan on attending a HBCU) or an undergraduate students (must currently attend a HBCU); graduate students [...] More

JASC-Nielsen STEM Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/2/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • In recognition of the community's achievements and its enduring values, Nielsen supports the next generation of Asian American leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with these two scholarships.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicant must be either a high school senior or currently enrolled as a student in a college or university
    -Area of college study must be in either [...] More

Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Fellows Toyota Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/30/2017
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Toyota is partnering with Rainbow PUSH Excel to provide $75,000 scholarships to 10 deserving engineering and business college students through the Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Fellows Scholarships. In addition to the scholarships, Toyota is offering these students the opportunity to work at one of their facilities across North America to gain valuable real-world experience, as well as be paired with [...] More

Jewish Community Center (JCC) North American Graduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The JCC Association Graduate Scholarship Program provides financial aid for students to use towards a master's degree that will lead to or enhance professional careers in the Jewish Community Center movement.

    Full-time students receive up to $10,000 per year for a one or two-year period to pursue graduate studies that lead to a professional career in the JCC Movement. As a JCC Association of [...] More

Joseph T. Weingold Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/2/2017
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Each year, NYSARC awards scholarships to college students pursuing degrees in special education, physical or occupational therapy or a field related to intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

    The Joseph T. Weingold Scholarship is awarded to students enrolled full-time in an education degree program leading to special education certification at a New York college or university. Two [...] More

Medical & Health Professions Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2017
  • Amount: $1,200
  • To be eligible for the Medical & Health Professions Scholarship, applicants must be graduates of high schools within Shelby County (Ohio) or residents of any public school district within Shelby County pursuing a certificate or an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree in medical and associated health professions. Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA.

    For more information or to apply, [...] More

NAJA Graduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc. (NAJA) was established in 1941 with the purpose of uniting members "to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children, and to cooperate with other organizations performing similar services." Today, the growing Association continues the focus of meeting the needs of children and youth [...] More

National Louis University D214 Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $41,500
  • In preparation for the inaugural Harrison Pathways Program class at the Wheeling, IL campus, National Louis University is pleased to offer two full tuition scholarships to District 214 students. The Harrison Pathways Program is designed to be a flexible and affordable program that can lead to any of NLU's undergraduate degrees including Applied Communication, Business Administration, Human [...] More

National Space Club Keynote Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 12/2/2017
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Provided to a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student with definite plans to pursue a career in the science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields.

    Eligibility:
    -Must be a U.S. citizen
    -The scholarship is open to seniors in high school through graduate students
    -The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Founded in 1949, the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state. Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 a year, and scholarships are renewable for four (4) [...] More

NFRW National Pathfinder Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2017
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Established in 1985 in honor of First Lady Nancy Reagan's efforts in the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse, the National Pathfinder Scholarship is awarded annually to women who are studying in a related field.

    Three scholarships of $2,500 each are given to the best candidate nominated by her state Federation president and chosen by the NFRW Executive Committee. Applicants must be currently [...] More

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $44,000
  • The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The prestigious program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines who are pursuing research-based [...] More

Out To Innovate Scholarships for LGBTQ+ STEM Students

  • Application Deadline: 6/3/2017
  • Amount: $5,000
  • NOGLSTP established the Out To Innovate Scholarships for LGBTQ STEM students, following NOGLSTP's inaugural Out to Innovate Career Summit for LGBTQ People in STEM. These scholarships are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or an active ally of [...] More

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2017
  • Amount: $60,000
  • Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who will graduate or have graduated from high school in one of the following Middle Tennessee counties: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, Dekalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, [...] More

Society For The Scientific Study Of Sexuality (Student Research Grant)

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Each year the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality awards two grants of $1,000 each to students who are doing sexuality research. The purpose of the research can be a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, but this is not a requirement. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree granting program and members of the SSSS.

    Deadlines for submission of applications are February 1st and [...] More

StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The FLASH Scholarship Program offers $1,500 graduate scholarships for students seeking academic degrees that underpin disaster safety and mitigation, including construction, engineering, financial services, risk communication, social sciences and more. The scholarship program was originally created as a higher education extension of StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes, the popular interactive severe [...] More

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/2/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage in obtaining a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, undergraduate students and graduate students. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA for high school students. A minimum of 2.5 [...] More

The Jackie Spellman Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Jackie Spellman Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who have been impacted in some way by leukemia or lymphoma, either as survivors, individuals diagnosed with leukemia or lymphoma, or individuals who have a member of his or her immediate family who have or had leukemia or lymphoma while living in the same household. Eligible students include high school seniors or those attending community [...] More

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2018
  • Amount: $8,000
  • Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students. Approximately $500,000 is available each year for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. [...] More

The Melanie Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/6/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Melanie Foundation Scholarship is awarded to a candidate pursuing a doctoral or master's degree in the mental health field.

    Eligibility:
    -Currently enrolled or accepted into a graduate program majoring in the mental health field in the United States
    -Programs must be accredited by the credentialing agency appropriate to the field of study
    -Provide evidence of past involvement in [...] More

Valparaiso University Ament-Benner Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ament-Brenner Scholarship is for members of a Lutheran congregation in the greater St. Louis area. Applicants must be preparing for a career in the healthcare field (e.g., nursing, physical or occupational therapy, pre-med etc.). Amount varies, based on financial need. Applicants must complete undergraduate admission application and file the FAFSA by the [...] More

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2018
  • Amount: $7,500
  • The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees. Students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and plan to enroll in an eligible Washington state college or university. [...] More

WIFLE Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/2/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • WIFLE Foundation, Inc. and Women in Federal Law Enforcement, Inc. (both known as WIFLE) are organizations with a goal to achieve gender equity within federal law enforcement through the recruitment, retention, and promotion of qualified women. WIFLE offers several scholarships to talented individuals to meet the demands in the field of law enforcement and to foster the professional development of [...] More

ZONTA Women in Science Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2017
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs [...] More

Last Reviewed: May 2017

Psychology Scholarships

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