Scholarships Make A Difference
MSP scholarships attract students from economically and ethnically diverse backgrounds, recognize academic excellence, and provide financial assistance in times of need.
Your donation to MSP’s scholarship fund helps ease financial burdens for students. Scholarships are privately funded by MSP’s alumni and friends, and directly touch students’ lives. A donation to the general scholarship fund is disbursed to each individual scholarship fund as needed to ensure that all scholarships are funded.
MSP’s scholarships are rooted in the values we exemplify as an institution.
Marjorie Scott Scholarship for Excellence
In honor of Professor Emeritus Marjorie Scott’s endless commitment to excellence, this award is presented to graduating masters and doctoral students who demonstrate excellence in research, academics and clinical work. See our current recipients.
Sidney Berkowitz Scholarship for Clinical Excellence
The Sidney Berkowitz Scholarship for Clinical Excellence was established in Fall 2022 to honor the beloved former faculty member, who was an esteemed clinician and long-time supporter of the MSP. This scholarship is presented to masters and doctoral students who demonstrate excellence in clinical work and show a commitment to clinical practice using humanistic values/principles. See our current recipients.
Cereta Perry Diversity Scholarship
This scholarship honors the late Dr. Cereta Perry, co-founder of CHS/MSP, and her contributions to diversity in education. Dr. Perry was a lifelong advocate of MSP and its mission. This scholarship was established to recruit and support the academic goals of diverse incoming students. See our current recipients.
Aombaye Ramsey Diversity Award
The Aombaye Ramsey Diversity Award (ARDA) was created in 2004 to honor Dr. Aombaye Ramsey’s lifelong commitment to social justice. This award is given to a PsyD student who shares that same commitment to advocate on behalf diverse populations. Priority is given to applicants who belong to an ethnic, racial, or cultural group traditionally underrepresented in the field of psychology. See our current recipient.
Jill Benton Humanistic Psychology Scholarship (JBHPS)
This scholarship honors Jill Benton, former MSP librarian and alum, and her commitment to humanistic psychology. The JBHPS is awarded to a PsyD student who is committed to advancing the science and practice of humanistic psychology as demonstrated by excellence in humanistic scholarship. See our current scholarship recipient.
Student in Need Grant (SING)
SING grants are need-based and awarded to students who are in good academic standing, but are at risk of withdrawal due to unforeseen financial hardships. The grant was first funded by an anonymous MA alumna who achieved her Master of Arts degree at MSP while enduring many life challenges. This generous alum vowed to support future students who face similar difficulties. Read more about the Student In Need Grant.