External Scholarships and Fellowships

DISCLAIMER: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology does not fund, manage or make decisions about the eligibility or award of external scholarships and fellowships. This information is provided for informational purposes only. Links and information provided below to external scholarship organizations websites, and/or search engines, or about external scholarship and fellowship programs, do not constitute an endorsement of the organization, their site's sponsors, and/or of their products, by The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

External scholarships and fellowships are offered through private agencies and organizations such as community organizations, scholarship foundations, employers, and government agencies. Criteria for External scholarships and fellowships generally include academic performance, financial need, minority status, heritage, community affiliations, or other unique factors important to the sponsoring individual or organization. 


Diversifying Higher Eduction Faculty in Illinois (DFI)

The purpose of DFI is to provide Fellowships to student pursuing post-baccalaureate degrees as part of the state's effort to diversify the faculties and professional staffs at Illinois higher education institutions.

DFI provides financial assistance, based on demonstrated financial need, for members of tradionally underrepresented groups to pursue and complete graduate degrees at Illinois institutions of higher education.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Illinois Resident
  • Underrepresented Group
  • Academic Ability
  • Academic Pursuit
  • Financial Need

Deadline: February 18, 2013

For more information, please review the entire DFI application and Memorandum from the Illinois Board of Higher Education.


Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Chicago

The purpose of the JVS Scholarship is to provide assistance to students with Financial Need who are pursing careers in helping professions.   Educational scholarship funds are available for Jewish graduate students.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be Jewish
  • Applicants must meet one or both of the following criteria:
        Born and/or raised in either: Cook County, Chicago metropolitan area, or Northwest Indiana
        One continuous year of full-time employment in Cook County or Chicago metropolitan area prior to starting professional education.
  • Applicants must intend to remain in the Chicago metropolitan area after completing school
  • Applicants must be entering an accredited professional graduate education program on a full-time basis (school acceptance is not required at time of scholarship application)
  • Applicants must demonstrate career promise in a helping profession
  • Applicants must be available for a personal interview at Jewish Vocational Service between March 1 and April 20, 2013.

Deadline: February 15, 2013

For more information or to apply please visit the the JVS Chicago website.