School Psychology Scholarships

Scholarships for School Psychology Students

Mental Health Services Professional (MHSP) Fellowship

William James College has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Mental Health Services Professional (MHSP) Demonstration Grant Program. This grant will help support the growth and expansion of a diverse behavioral health workforce to deliver care to children and adolescents in high-need schools across Massachusetts. Incoming and current MA/CAGS in School Psychology students, who meet the eligibility requirements, are encouraged to apply for the $10,000 scholarship.  Eligible students can also apply for practicum and internship stipends ranging from $7,000-10,000 in Years 2 and 3. Learn more about this scholarship opportunity.

School Psychology Commitment to Social Justice Scholarship

School Psychology MA/CAGS applicants are invited to apply for the School Psychology Commitment to Social Justice Scholarship, which is a $20,000 scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to School Psychology applicants with a strong commitment to social justice.  Interested applicants must  upload with their application an additional brief essay that describes their commitment to social justice in a school setting and any relevant personal or professional experience that has instilled this commitment.

William James Institutional Scholarships

Cynthia Lucero Scholarship

Named after the late Cynthia Lucero, PsyD, a William James College graduate from Ecuador, the Cynthia Lucero Scholarship is awarded each year to a deserving student with a strong commitment to working in the area of Latino Mental Health. Applicants to our graduate programs who are interested in participating in the Latino Mental Health Program (LMHP) are encouraged to apply for this scholarship, which awards $15,000 per year for a maximum of four years to the recipient. Interested applicants must submit an essay no more than 500 words detailing their skills, interest in LMHP and professional goals. In addition to maintaining good academic standing, Lucero Scholars must have at least intermediate Spanish fluency and participate in LMHP activities such as mentoring other students and representing William James College at fundraisers, events and admissions activities. Learn how to apply.

Serving the Mental Health Needs of the Underserved Scholarship

Supporting graduate students dedicated to providing culturally-informed services to underserved communities, our highly-competitive Serving the Mental Health Needs of the Underserved scholarship covers 2/3 of tuition costs to full-time students in a MA, CAGS or PsyD program at William James College. Applicants will be evaluated based on a combination of academic achievement, leadership skills, community service and financial need. They must also show evidence of advocacy of historically underserved communities and groups through the scholarship application and complete a 500-word essay.

For a full listing of all scholarships, please visit our web page.

External Scholarships

We also want to make you aware of external scholarships offered through School Psychology professional associations.

The Ena Vazquez-Nutall Diversity Scholarship for Graduate Training in School Psychology is offered through the Massachusetts School Psychology Association (MSPA). William James College school psychology students have received this award in past years, including Louise Baptista in 2020.

The NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program (NASP-ERT MSP) is offered through the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). It advances NASP's commitment to diversity in the field of school psychology by supporting culturally diverse graduate students who will eventually provide school-based services to diverse student populations.