School Psychology Scholarships

William James College School Psychology Lasting Impact Scholarship

All applicants to the MA/CAGS in School Psychology for Fall 2022 will be considered for the William James College School Psychology Lasting Impact Scholarship. This $7,500 scholarship is based upon merit, and eligibility will be determined at the time of application review. You do not need to complete a scholarship application; qualified students will be notified of their award in the admission letter. The $7,500 scholarship will be distributed in equal installments of $2,500 per year for three years.

A student is eligible to receive one scholarship. If a student qualifies for two scholarships, the larger amount is awarded in lieu of both scholarships.

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. This scholarship will be awarded to school psychology applicants with a strong commitment to social justice. This $12,000 scholarship will be distributed in equal installments of $4,000 per year for three years. Interested applicants must submit an essay of 250-500 words describing their commitment to social justice in a school setting and including any relevant personal or professional experience that has instilled this commitment in them. Essays must be submitted by the program application deadline to the Department Chair, Dr. Jason Kaplan via email to schoolpsychscholarship@williamjames.edu with the subject line: Commitment to Social Justice Scholarship.

A student is eligible to receive one scholarship. If a student qualifies for two scholarships, the larger amount is awarded in lieu of both scholarships.


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. Application forms must be emailed toinfo@williamjames.eduwith the subject line “Serving the Mental Health Needs of the Underserved Scholarship – CMGMH [Applicant’s Name].”Learn how to apply.

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