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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.

  • 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.

Fifth year student Paola Munoz was presented the 2013-2014 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 Kiara Vogel is the recipient of the 2013-2014 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 2013-2014 Abrams scholarship went to third year student Natalie Sandel.

Kimberly Marshall Book 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 Chelsea Powlus was the 2011-2012 Kimberly Marshall Book Award recipient.

 

Leadership & Citizen Award

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

Fifth year student Erin Donnelly was the 2013-2014 Leadership & Citizen Award recipient.

 

Neubauer Family Scholarship Award

The Neubauer Family Foundation Scholarship is awarded to an 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 percent 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 from the internship-the scholarship provides 50 percent of tuition.

Requirements

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.

Award Process

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 Psi Chi or APA, presentations at conferences, and publications.
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, with their application for admission to the program.

A committee of faculty members will review all essays 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.

The deadline to submit essays for the Neubauer Family Foundation Scholarship is March 1. 

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.). 

First year student Michael Long was awarded the 2013 Neubauer Family Foundation Scholarship.

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 Jacob Greenbaum was awarded the 2013-2014 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 Thomas Reynolds was awarded the 2013-2014 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.

Gabriela Grosser, a fifth year student at the Institute, is the recipient of the 2013-2014 Shirley Fink Award.

Suzanne Reed Price Neuropsychology 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.

Fourth year student Merin Campbell received the 2011-2012 Suzanne Reed Price Neuropsychology 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.

Second year student Alison Masey is the recipient of the 2013-2014 Piotrowski Award.