Forensic Psychology Scholarships

 

Forensic Psychologist Scholarships

The American Psychological Association (APA), and its affiliate organizations, provide a wide array of awards and scholarships to forensic psychology students at all levels – undergraduate, graduate and even post-doctoral training. These monetary awards, research grants, and fellowship opportunities help advance the science and practice of forensic psychology by improving access to education and promoting careers in this vital subfield of psychology.

Although scholarships, grants and awards through the APA and affiliated organizations are widely available, they aren’t always easy to find. ForensicPsychologyEDU.org set out to change all that. We put together a full list of current scholarships available to forensic psychology students, providing key details and organizing the entire thing according to degree level:

 


 

Undergraduate Scholarships and Other Monetary Awards for Forensic Psychology Students

 

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Benefits: Up to $18,000 per calendar year

Requirements:

  • Must possess a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must be either a high school senior planning to enroll in a 4- or 5-year program or a college sophomore enrolled in a 4 – to 5-year college program
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must possess a minimum 1000 SAT or 21 ACT

Details: Must continue employment with the CIA after college graduation for a period of 1.5 times the length of the scholarship.

 

Minority Affairs Committee Diversity Travel Awards

Benefits: Seven travel awards of $500 each

Requirements: Must be a current graduate or undergraduate student from an underrepresented group

Details: Provides travel awards to students from underrepresented groups who are presenting research at the American-Psychology Law Society Conference

 

Morris K. Udall Foundation, Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarships

Benefits: unknown

Requirements:

  • Must be a Native American or Alaska Native student
  • Must be a sophomore or junior-level student at a two- or four-year institution

Details: Merit-based scholarships that support students who demonstrate a commitment to a career related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native healthcare

 

AP-LS Award for Best Undergraduate Paper

Benefits: Awards of $150 to $500

Requirements: Students must have submitted the paper during their undergraduate career

Details: Recognizes an outstanding undergraduate research paper focused on the study of psychology and law

 

University of Louisville, Grawemeyer Award in Psychology

Benefits: No less than $100,000

Requirements: Nominations are judged on the basis of originality, creativity, scientific merit, and breadth of impact on the field of psychology

Details: Recognizes outstanding ideas in all areas of psychology

 

National Security Education Program, David L. Boren Scholarship Program

Benefits: Up to $20,000

Requirements: Must be an undergraduate student studying abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests; must be interested in studying less commonly taught languages

Details: Fields of interest should be deemed relevant to national security

 

Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Division 53 Student Achievement Award

Benefits: $250 for each award

Requirements: Open to all undergraduate students and graduate students in APA or CPA-accredited master and doctoral-level programs

Details: Awarded to one undergraduate, one early-stage graduate student, and two later-stage graduate students who contribute to the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology, primarily through research

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Graduate Scholarships and Other Monetary Awards for Forensic Psychology Students

 

APA Dissertation Research Award

Benefits: 30-40 grants of $1,000 each; several larger grants of $5,000 each

Requirements: Must be graduate students of psychology in good standing with their university

Details: Designed for students whose dissertation research reflects excellence in scientific psychology

 

APF Annette Urso Rickel Foundation Dissertation Award for Public Policy

Benefits: $1,000 scholarship

Requirements: Must be a graduate student in psychology enrolled full-time; must have completed a doctoral candidacy, including dissertation approval by a doctoral committee

Details: Supports dissertation research on public policy

 

Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Grant Award

Benefits: $5,000

Requirements: Must submit a research proposal and a current curriculum vitae

Details: For research on the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents through violence, accidents, abuse, or suicide

 

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues: The Clara Mayo Grants

Benefits: Up to four $1,000 grants

Requirements: Must be matriculated in a graduate program in psychology, applied social science, and/or related disciplines

Details: Supports masters’ theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice

 

Society for Clinical Society, Thesis Award

Benefits: $500

Requirements: Must be a graduate student enrolled full-time in an APA-approved graduate program

Details: Supports basic or applied graduate student research relevant to the field of clinical neuropsychology

 

Society for Clinical Neuropsychology Dissertation Award

Benefits: $1,000

Requirements: Must be a graduate student enrolled full-time in an APA-approved graduate program

Details: Award supports basic or applied graduate student research relevant to the field of clinical neuropsychology

 

Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship

Benefits: $25,000 fellowships for graduate students in child psychology

Requirements: Must have completed a doctoral candidacy

Details: Supports graduate research projects and scholarships in child psychology

 

Henry P. David Grants for Research and International Travel in Human Reproductive Behavior and Population Studies

Benefits: $1,500 for research in the behavioral aspects of human reproductive behavior or an area related to population concerns

Requirements: Must be a graduate student conducting dissertation research

Details: Supports young psychologists with a demonstrated interest in the behavioral aspects of human reproductive behavior

 

The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students, Basic Psychological Science Research Grant

Benefits: Four $1,000 grants

Requirements: Must be a graduate student member of the APAGS and enrolled at least half-time as a student

Details: Provides support for graduate students conducting psychological science research studies

 

American Psychology-Law Society, Diversity Travel Awards

Benefits: Seven $500 awards

Requirements: Must be a current graduate or undergraduate student from an underrepresented group

Details: Provides travel awards to students from underrepresented groups presenting research at the American Psychology-Law Society Conference

 

American Psychological Foundation, Randy Gerson Memorial Grant

Benefits: $6,000 for work in the systemic understanding of couple and/or family dynamics and/or multigenerational processes

Requirements: Must be a graduate student in psychology enrolled full-time and in good standing

Details: Work must advance theory, assessment, or clinical practice in couple and/or family dynamics and/or multigenerational processes

 

American Psychological Foundation, Wayne F. Placek Grants

Benefits: $15,000 to support empirical research from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences on any topic related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender issues

Requirements: Must be either a doctoral-level researcher or graduate student affiliated with an educational institution of a nonprofit research organization; graduate students are encouraged to apply

Details: Supports empirical research from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences on any topic related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender issues

 

American Psychological Foundation, Visionary Grants

Benefits: Up to $20,000

Requirements: Must be affiliated with a nonprofit organization

Details: Designed to seed innovation through supporting research, education, and intervention projects and programs

 

Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, Charles J. Gelso PhD Psychotherapy Research Grants

Benefits: Three grants of up to $5,000 each

Requirements: Open to all doctoral-level researchers with a successful record of publication

Details: Designed for the advancement of research on psychotherapy process and/or outcome

 

Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, Norine Johnson PhD Psychotherapy Research Grant

Benefits: $10,000

Requirements: Must be doctoral-level researchers with a demonstrated competence in the area of proposed work

Details: Grant is used toward the advancement of research on psychotherapeutic factors that may impact treatment outcomes

 

APA Science Directorate, APA Student Travel Award

Benefits: $300

Requirements: Must be a psychology graduate student traveling to the APA convention to present research

Details: Supports travel to the APA convention to present research

 

Stephanie Nicole Ross Foundation Graduate Scholarship

Benefits: Two $1,000s scholarships

Requirements: Must be a graduate student studying psychology, cognitive, or behavioral science in Florida

Details: The Stephanie Nicole Ross Foundation is exclusively educational and charitable in nature

 

American Psychological Foundation, Paul E. Henkin School Psychology Travel Grant

Benefits: $1,000

Requirements: Must demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of a school psychology career

Details: Grant used to defer the costs of registration, lodging, and travel for student members of the APA who attend the APA annual convention

 

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Social Issues Dissertation Award

Benefits: $500 to $700

Requirements: Must submit a paper to the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Details: Recognizes excellence in socially relevant research

 

American Psychological Foundation, F.J. McGuigan Dissertation Award

Benefits: $2,000

Requirements: Must have completed a doctoral candidacy, including a dissertation approval by a doctoral committee

Details: Award supports dissertation research oriented toward advancing a unified conception of brain and behavior

 

American Psychological Foundation, Benton-Meier Scholarships

Benefits: $2,500

Requirements: Must be a neuropsychology graduate student who has completed a doctoral candidacy

Details: Application must be co-signed by the candidate’s faculty mentor or director of training

 

The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students, APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship

Benefits: $1,000

Requirements: Available only to graduate students; grant must support direct research costs

Details: Provides support for students entering their first year or the first semester of their second year of a research-oriented graduate program

 

American Psychological Foundation, Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants

Benefits: $1,000

Requirements: Must be affiliated with a nonprofit organization

Details: Grant used to seed innovation through supporting research, education, and intervention projects and programs

 

University of Louisville, Grawemeyer Award in Psychology

Benefits: No less than $100,000

Requirements: Nominations are judged on the basis of originality, creativity, scientific merit, and breadth of impact on the field of psychology

Details: Recognizes outstanding ideas in all areas of psychology

 

Center for Women in Government and Civil Society Fellowships on Women and Public Policy

Benefits: $10,000 stipend and tuition assistance for academic coursework

Requirements: Open to graduate students and working professionals who have completed at least 12 graduate credits in any academic discipline

Details: Fellowship program is an intensive leadership development program designed to maximize the skills and contributions of women who achieve excellence in public service

 

Patrick H. DeLeon Prize for Outstanding Student Contribution to the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy

Benefits: $500

Requirements: Award aimed at graduate students or those who have recently completed a course of graduate training

Details: Prize awarded on the basis of a paper on the subject of psychopharmacology or the advancement of the prescriptive authority movement

 

Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Division 8 Graduate Student Travel Award

Benefits: $500

Requirements: Must be a graduate student who wants to attend the Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual meeting

Details: Provides conference travel to 40 graduate students

 

Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Student Publication Award

Benefits: $200 cash award

Requirements: Must be a student author with a paper that has been accepted for publication

Details: Recognizes excellence in student research

 

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Adverse Impact Reduction Research Initiative, and Action Research Grant

Benefits: $2,000 grant

Requirements: Must agree to serve as a principal investigator of the project

Details: Supports research that examines new approaches in the study of adverse impact

 

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Award

Benefits: Cash prize of $1,000

Requirements: Must be endorsed by a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Society, or the American Psychological Association

Details: Recognizes the best doctoral dissertation research in the field of industrial and organizational psychology

 

The Melanie Foundation, Melanie Merola O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship

Benefits: $2,500 scholarship

Requirements: Must be pursuing a doctoral or master’s degree in the mental health field

Details: Scholarship is for one year; candidates may apply for more than one year

 

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Leslie W. Joyce and Paul W. Thayer Graduate Fellowship in I-O Psychology

Benefits: Annual award of up to $10,000

Requirements: Must be a PhD student in industrial and organizational psychology who is specializing in training and development or selection and placement

Details: Provides financial support to a doctoral student in industrial and organizational psychology

 

Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Diversity Fund Graduate Award

Benefits: Up to $500 in conference-related expenses

Requirements: Must be enrolled in a PhD graduate program with an emphasis in personality/social psychology

Details: Award is given in an effort to increase the degree of diversity within personality and social psychology

 

Society for Personality and Social Psychology, EAESP Summer School Stipends

Benefits: Five stipends per year to attend the Summer School of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology

Requirements: Must be a personality and social psychology doctoral student currently enrolled as a PhD student

Details: Summer school is held every two years

 

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Goldstein & Schneider Scholarships by the Macey Fund

Benefits: $3,000

Requirements: Must be a full-time PhD student in industrial and organizational psychology and must be an ethnic minority – Native American/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific-American, African/Caribbean-American, or Latino/Hispanic-American

Details: Offers financial assistance to a minority doctoral student in industrial organizational psychology

 

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Graduate Student Scholarships, Lee Hakel Graduate Students Scholarship and Mary L. Tenopyr Scholarship

Benefits: $3,000 to $3,500 scholarships

Requirements: Must be enrolled full-time and in good standing in a doctoral program in industrial-organizational psychology

Details: Awards are intended to assist doctoral students in the field of industrial and organizational psychology

 

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, George C. Thorton, III Graduate Scholarship

Benefits: unknown

Requirements: Reserved for the graduate student who has demonstrated achievement in both science and practice of industrial and organizational psychology; must be a PhD student in industrial organizational psychology

Details: Offers financial assistance to the doctoral student in industrial and organizational psychology

 

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Jeanneret Award for Excellence in the Study of Individual or Group Assessment

Benefits: $1,500 cash prize

Requirements: Must author a paper or chapter judged to have the highest potential to further the understanding of individual or group assessment

Details: Recognizes the best journal article or other publication that furthers public and professional understanding of individual or group assessment

 

Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Division 53 Student Achievement Award

Benefits: $250 for each award

Requirements: Open to all undergraduate students and graduate students in APA or CPA-accredited master and doctoral-level programs

Details: Awarded to one undergraduate, one early-stage graduate student, and two later-stage graduate students who contribute to the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology, primarily through research

 

Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice, Student Dissertation Award

Benefits: Cash award and a one-year free membership to the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice

Requirements: Must possess a completed doctoral dissertation relevant to the Society’s mission

Details: Completed doctoral dissertation concerning issues of social policy, service delivery, welfare, and/or advocacy for children, youth, and families that best exemplifies the mission of the division

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunities for Forensic Psychology Students

 

American Psychological Association-International Union of Psychological Science, Global Mental Health Fellowship

Benefits: Opportunity to spend a year at the World Health Organization in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Requirements: Open to all psychologists at all career levels with research experience and leadership in at least one of the areas related to the Mental Health Action Plan’s objectives

Details: Fellowship involves working on one or more issues related to the WHO Mental Health Action Plan

 

Albert Ellis Institute: Clinical Fellowship

Benefits: Opportunity for postgrads to be trained by Albert Ellis and the senior staff

Requirements: Must possess a doctorate in psychology

Details: Fellowships are part-time, two-year appointments

 

Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, Abe Fellowship Program

Benefits: Provides 3 to 12 months of full-time support over a 24-month period

Requirements: At least one Division member must collaborate on the required application materials

Details: Seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and global concern

 

American Psychological Association Policy and Advocacy Fellowship to Increase Psychology Doctoral Internship Financial Sustainability through Medicaid Reimbursement

Benefits: Provides an opportunity to work with individuals and representatives of state, provincial, or territorial psychological associations

Requirements: Must have a JD or doctoral degree in psychology or a related field

Details: Develop and implement strategies to increase the sustainability of internship programs by advocating for Medicaid reimbursement for psychological services provided by doctoral psychology interns under the supervision of licensed psychologists

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