Masters in Counseling Scholarships & Fellowships

Masters in Counseling Scholarships & Fellowships

Masters in Counseling Scholarships & Fellowships

The scholarships that are endowed with the express purpose of supporting students in counseling may be found in endowments that support psychology or social work or education graduate students. Counseling degrees are available in all three of these disciplines as well as standalone programs that are offered today in many universities. There may also be endowed fellowships for liberal arts students or those engaged in a degree that focuses on human service of some sort. Counseling is one of those professions that can be reached via several academic tracks and so the focus on scholarships for the field should expand across those fields as well. We have presented a small collection of the programs that are available for graduate students pursuing a counseling career. It is always wise to check with the school you have selected to determine if there are scholarships managed through the university for which your course of study is qualified.

1. The Beinecke Scholarship is awarded to twenty scholars every year who are pursuing a degree in humanities, the arts, or social sciences. Nominations are made by the university and candidates must have demonstrated not only financial need but also exceptional academic ability. Generally applicants are still in undergraduate study but are planning a graduate program of study as well. Applicants must also be previous recipients of financial aid as the result of demonstrated need. It is a $32,000 award to underwrite graduate studies.

2. American Psychological Foundation has eight graduate scholarship programs, some of which are general in nature and some of which are dedicated to research in certain fields. There seems to be flexibility in the definition of some of these grants however: the Randy Gerson Memorial Grant, for instance, provides $6,000 for "Work in the systemic understanding of couple and/or family dynamics..." which could easily be interpreted as field work for a degree in marriage and family counseling. There are also several research grants made annually, some of which have fairly flexible definitions as well.

3. National Association of Social Workers Foundation offers scholarship programs for students pursuing a Master of Social Work degree. One of the programs is for graduate students with an interest in mental health programs that impact the African American community. Another is for "...master degree candidates in social work who have demonstrated a commitment to working with, or who have a special affinity with American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino populations, or in public and voluntary nonprofit agency settings."

4. American School Counselor Association Foundation offers scholarships to students who are enrolled in a full time graduate level program that leads to a school counseling credential. The program makes ten awards each year, based on financial need and academic merit. The degree can be in Education, in Psychology, in Counseling, or possibly even in Social Work. The goal is to provide support for students who would like a career in school counseling.

5. United States Rehabilitation Services Administration is presenting substantial grants to universities to underwrite scholarship programs for students who are interested in working as rehabilitation counselors, of which there is currently an acute shortage. Georgia Tech received $750,000 for graduate students in rehabilitation counseling in 2009; West Virginia University has two grant funded scholarship programs from the same source that run through 2015. There is a list of schools that have received grants on the RSA web site, linked at the beginning of this paragraph.

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