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    APF Graduate Student Scholarships

    Offered by American Psychological Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 10, 2024
    21 awards worth up to

    $5,000

    Grade level

    Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    June 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a psychology graduate student enrolled in an interim master’s program or doctoral program? If so, consider applying for the APF Graduate Student scholarships! This scholarship program aims to assist graduate students of psychology with research costs associated with their master’s thesis or doctoral dissertations. However, bear in mind that if you are currently enrolled in a terminal master’s program, you must intend to enroll in a PhD program in order to be eligible. The scholarship is funded by the American Psychological Foundation, a grant-making foundation that funds early career psychologists and graduate students using psychology to solve important problems and improve people’s lives. An award worth between $2,000 and $5,000 will be awarded to twenty-one (21) graduate students annually! If you’re passionate about improving others’ lives through psychology, we encourage you to apply!

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to psychology graduate students enrolled in an interim master's program or doctoral program. If a student is currently enrolled in a terminal master's program, the student must intend to enroll in a PhD program. However, students at any stage of graduate study are encouraged to apply. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements and be nominated by their graduate research advisor.

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students

    Academic Interest

    Psychology, Social Science

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application and an outline of their thesis or research dissertation project, in addition to the below application materials.

    Essay

    Academic transcript

    Resume or CV

    Letter of recommendation

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