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Scholarships

The Scholarship Committee of the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology is pleased to be able to support the work of our students through various awards made available to us by the generosity of donors.

Admissions-based Scholarships

The Admissions Committee considers tuition reduction scholarships based on merit as well as attracting a class that represents historically under-represented groups in psychology.  Such tuition reduction scholarships are awarded in writing at the time of acceptance.

IGCP offers one scholarship that covers 80% of tution for three years and 50% of tuition for the last two years, and is designed to attract high quality applicants to conduct community-based service work in Chester, PA.  This Neubauer Family Foundation Scholarship is described below.

Neubauer Family Scholarship Award

The Neubauer Family Foundation Scholarship is awarded to one incoming student at the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology.  The scholarship provides the student with the opportunity to pursue an area of clinical passion by providing significant financial support.  It provides 80% of tuition for the first three years of tenure in the program.  For the remaining two years- when the student is designated as an intern and receives a stipend for the internship- the scholarship provides 50% of tuition.

The recipient of the Neubauer Family Foundation Scholarship is expected to design and implement a community-based project that goes beyond traditional face-to-face office hours and pure academic research.  It should include, but not be limited to, an applied psychological intervention that positively influences a clinical, urban, or rural community.  This project would be documented in some fashion; for example through a presentation at a conference, publication, or incorporation into the student's dissertation.  The student would pursue the project over the five years of training, or six years in the case of a JD/PsyD student.

Applicants for the scholarship should show an established commitment to the field of psychology, as documented by work history, research projects, affiliations with professional organizations such as Psy Chi or APA, presentations at conferences, and publications.  Additionally, applicants should have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or a minimum graduate GPA of 3.75 and GRE scores at or above the 70th percentile.  Students who meet these criteria are invited to submit a five page essay which describes their proposed service project.  At the end of the essay, please provide a brief paragraph describing why you have financial need for this scholarship (for example, 1st generation college student, undergraduate debt, etc).  Essays should be received by noon on March 1.

A committee of faculty members will review all essays, evaluate the proposed projects for feasibility, and announce the recipient in April.  Once the student is matriculated, a faculty advisor will be assigned to support the student in thinking through, designing, and implementing the service project.  The student will meet with the faculty advisor monthly and submit bi-annual written progress reports.

Current Neubauer Family Foundation Awardees:

  • Andrew Harron- 2014
  • Michael Long- 2013
  • YInka Read- 2012
  • Ellen Bartolini- 2011
  • Leah Hull-Rawson- 2010

Scholarships for Enrolled Students

  • Excellence in Psychology Consulting to Business Award
  • Gary Hales Award 
  • James Wolf Award
  • Jules C. Abrams Scholarship
  • Kimberly Marshall Book Award
  • Leadership & Citizen Award
  • Neubauer Family Scholarship Award
  • Patricia Bricklin School Psychology Award
  • Shirley Fink Scholarship
  • Suzanne Reed Price Neuropsychology Award
  • Zygmunt Piotrowski Scholarship

Gary Hales Award

This scholarship serves to honor distinguished graduate students, particularly those who enter the respecialization or post-master's program. Qualified candidates must be entering years two through five.

Third year student Megan Glenn was presented the 2014-2015 Hales Award. 

James Wolf Award

This scholarship serves to recognize a student who has had to overcome a significant personal adversity in order to achieve success in Widener's doctoral program. Qualified candidates must be entering years two through five.

Fourth year student Maria Davies is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Jim Wolf Award.

Jules C. Abrams Scholarship

This scholarship serves to recognize students for academic achievement and to foster the value of academic achievement within the student/faculty/community. It is available to graduate students of the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology who are entering the second or third year of the program.

The 2014-2015 Abrams scholarship went to third year student Baochan Tran.

Kimberly Marshall Health Psychology Dissertation Award

The Kimberly Marshall Book Award is presented to a student whose interests and passions reflected Kimberly's own interest in health psychology. This scholarship serves to recognize a student entering years 2 through 5 who has contributed to the community of the Institute.

Fifth year student Alisha Gonzales was the 2014 Kimberly Marshall Health Psychology Dissertation Award recipient.

Leadership & Citizen Award

The Leadership & Citizen Award is presented to student who has contributed to the community of the Institute.

Fourth year student Julia Hodgson was the 2014-2015 Leadership & Citizen Award recipient.

Patricia Bricklin School Psychology Award

This scholarship recognizes a student who has demonstrated excellence in the school psychology certification program, both in academic and practicum work.  Students must be in the spring semester of their third-year to apply for this award. 

Fourth year student Jesse Spiegel was awarded the 2014-2015 Patricia Bricklin School Psychology Award.

Excellence in Psychology Consulting to Business Award

The Scholarship for Excellence in Psychology Consulting to Business was established to recognize a 4th or 5th year student with an interest in organizational psychology. The student's dissertation will focus on an area of organizational psychology specifically related to the application of psychology in business and will be presented at a national conference or published in a peer-reviewed journal. Further, the student will complete a service-learning project in the area of organizational psychology.

Fifth year student Rachel Medvin was awarded the 2014-2015 Excellence in Psychology Consulting to Business Award.

Shirley Fink Scholarship

This scholarship serves to honor graduate students who distinguish themselves through their capacity for caring in their professional relationships. It honors the memory of Shirley Fink, a graduate of the program, who distinguished herself for her caring, empathy, and effectiveness in her professional relationships. Candidates must be entering years two through five.

Veronica Slaght, a third year student at the Institute, is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Shirley Fink Award.

Suzanne Reed Price Neuropsychology Dissertation Award

The Suzanne Reed Price Award was named after a graduate of the program that went on to do exemplary work in the field of Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychology. The Award goes to the student in their third year of the program that proposes the most outstanding dissertation in the area of Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychology.

Fifth year student Kathryn Murray received the 2014 Suzanne Reed Price Neuropsychology Dissertation Award.

Zygmunt Piotrowski Scholarship

This scholarship serves to honor students who distinguish themselves, both in interest and ability, in the area of psychological assessment. Candidates must be entering years two through five.

Fourth year student Ksera Dyette is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Piotrowski Award.

Post-Graduate Center Graduate Assistantships

There are two Graduate Assistant positions to aid in the running of our continuing education offerings that significantly contribute to tuition.  These positions are open to 2nd and 3rd year IGCP students and are awarded based on an application and interview process annually.