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School Psychology & Junior Auxiliaries Scholarships

National Association of School Psychologists

Scholarship Name: NASP-ERT Minority Scholarships
Description: A career in school psychology is a noble and necessary one. Our students often come to school with many problems at home that would go unrecognized without the help of school psychologists. The National Association of School Psychologists created the Minority Scholarships for Graduate Study in Psychology to ease the financial burden of pursing this important profession, and have been offering one scholarships per year to four outstanding minority student since 1995. Eligible students should be enrolled full time in a graduate studies program in psychology, have a GPA of at least 3.0, and should be pursuing a Specialist Degree in School Psychology. Scholarships are worth up to $5,000 per year. The NASP has detailed requirements and ethnicity definitions. While financial need is not the only criteria reviewed by the scholarship committee, each applicant should be prepared to submit a Student Aid Report with their application. The number of awards by the NASP is subject to change each year, but is generally four students (but could be as few as one and as many as six, depending on funding).
Amount: $5,000
Awards per Year: 1-63
Award is Open to: Graduate Students
Major/Field of Study: Psychology (School Psychology)
How to Apply/Contact: To find out more about the National Association of School Psychologists and the Minority Scholarship, please visit the NASP website. Make sure to read through all of the eligibility requirements before submitting and application, as NASP is very specific about racial and ethnic eligibility.
See Also: Psychology Scholarships, Scholarships for African Americans, Scholarships for Latino Students, Asian Student Scholarships, Scholarships for Native Americans


National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA)

Scholarship Name: NAJA Graduate Scholarship Program
Description: The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries is committed to working with children and youth, and provides scholarships to those students pursuing degrees in professions related to providing services for children. The slogan of the organization “Care Today, Character Tomorrow” speaks to the emphasis that NAJA places on professions that have a direct impact on the health and well being or children – specifically in an emotional context. As such, NAJA focuses its scholarship awards on Psychology, Counseling, Mental Health and Social Work relating to children, for students who plan on working directly with children in their careers. Scholarship applications should be graduate students pursuing career paths in these areas, but the NAJA does not fund scholarships for general school administration. Eligible students must live in one of the states served by a Junior Auxiliary chapter – Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas. Both part-time and full-time students are eligible for the Graduate Scholarship Program.
Amount: Varies
Awards per Year: Varies
Award is Open to: Graduate Students
Major/Field of Study: Counseling, Psychology, Mental Health, Special Education, Speech Pathology, Exceptional Children, Remedial Skills Development, Hearing Impaired, Gifted and Talented
How to Apply/Contact: To find out more about the scholarship, you can review the eligibility requirements on the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries website, of contact your local Junior Auxiliary chapter.
See Also: Psychology Scholarships, Health Scholarships, Education Scholarships

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