Scholarships for School Psychologists

Be Part of the Solution: Choose a Career Path in School Psychology

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Breaking News!

You may be eligible to be awarded up to $30,000 in scholarships plus stipends for field education. William James College has secured a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Mental Health Services Professional (MHSP) Grant Program! The MHSP Fellowship, 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. As an MA/CAGS in School Psychology student, you may be eligible for increased  scholarships and stipends to defray the cost of your tuition. 

The MHSP Fellowship will also create career pathways for 100 school-based paraprofessionals to complete their undergraduate studies at local community colleges and through WJC’s bachelor’s completion program in Psychology and Human Services.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jason Kaplan, Chair of the School Psychology Department, at


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School Psychology is a rewarding career path where you can make a difference in the lives of students by helping them succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. 

A school setting provides a great environment to have a rewarding and long-lasting career. You will have a diverse and dynamic day, colleagues who share a passion for helping children, a consistent school schedule, a great salary, and most importantly, direct access to students in schools where they spend the majority of their days.

Why Now?

It's been well-documented that there is a youth mental health crisis in the United States as well as a critical behavioral health workforce shortage. The pandemic disproportionately affected ethnic, racial, and sexual minority communities who face ongoing challenges in school disruptions, housing instability, loss of employment, and food insecurity. If you want to make a difference in the field and pursue a rewarding career with our MA/CAGS in School Psychology program, there are scholarships available for you.

National Survey of Children’s Health

1 in 5

One in five school-age children experiences mental illness in a given year, and most do not receive adequate mental health care. Access is even more limited for students who are racially and ethnically minoritized.


Of school-age children who receive mental health services, 70-80% receive them at school.

Data reported was published in the 2023 NASP Position Statement on School-Based Mental and Behavioral Health Services to Promote Psychological Well-Being and Prevent Mental Illness.


There are scholarships available, up to $30,000, for eligible applicants to the MA/CAGS in School Psychology program. Read about scholarship opportunities including the new Mental Health Services Professional (MHSP) Fellowship

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Don’t have your bachelor’s yet, check out our BS completion in Psychology and Human Services! The MHSP grant can decrease your tuition by more than 70%.

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