Careers in fields related to psychology are interesting and rewarding. The pay scales of psychology professionals are in line with other qualified health professionals in most countries of world. Psychology education like all other medical education is expensive. To encourage students to join careers in psychology many associations and welfare societies have started psychology scholarship programs to help students finance their studies. This article discusses some popular psychology programs.
- APA Scholarship Program: The American psychology association scholarship program provides scholarships to students at all levels in all psychology related fields. These scholarships are provided in collaboration with many donors.
- The National Honor Society in Psychology scholarship program: This scholarship program provides numerous grants every year to graduate and undergraduate students that are planning to pursue a degree in psychology.
- NASP – ERT Minority Scholarship Program for Graduate Training: This program offers numerous aid programs to minority students from all fields including programs for psychology students.
- Native American Assistance programs by government: Students from the native American community that are pursuing degrees in Guidance Counseling or Psychology can qualify for the aid provided by US department of education to minority students.
- Latino Health Scholarship Program: The United Health Foundation and PacifiCare Foundation Provides numerous scholarships to students from the Latino community to pursue degrees in fields related to psychology.
- Disadvantaged Students scholarships by government: Disadvantaged Students that wish to pursue a degree in any field of psychology can qualify for the financial aid provided by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Medical Service Corps (U.S. Army) Educational Benefits: The American army runs several scholarship programs for its members to pursue higher degrees in many fields. The Health Profession Scholarship Program for Optometry and Psychology provides aid to members of US army that wish to pursue a degree in fields related to psychology.
In addition to the scholarship programs mentioned above you can search for many other scholarship programs offered by colleges and universities over the internet. Most colleges and universities offering psychology courses provide psychology scholarships to deserving students. You can search for all such scholarships offered in US over scholarship search sites. In addition to searching over internet you can also contact your local psychology schools to look for any financial aid offered by them.
International students looking to study in US may also find some programs that they can qualify for. However, scholarships for international students are few and are highly competitive..