TCSPP Awards First-Ever Global Impact Scholarship


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) – the oldest and largest graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral science ΜΆ is proud to announce the recipients of its International Programs and Services’ first Global Impact Scholarship awards. The International programs and Services is a division of the Office of Student Affairs. The recipients are: Delica D’Sa, M.A. Clinical Counseling, Chicago campus – (India); Akanksha Dutt, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Chicago campus (India); Izuchukwu Unegbu, M.A. Applied Behavioral Analysis, Los Angeles campus (Nigeria); Simrat Verraich, Psy.D. Applied Clinical Psychology, Irvine campus (Canada); and Meyrav Zeitoun, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Chicago campus (Israel). 

The Global Impact Scholarship encourages students to share their journey from their home country and explore how their experiences combined with their education at TCSPP will give them the tools to apply psychological principles to international settings. This scholarship, along with other international activities, is part of TCSPP’s comprehensive internationalization program aimed at attracting talented students worldwide, and also emphasizes TCSPP’s commitment to diversity in psychology. Other activities include a focus on student exchanges, faculty exchanges, international academic partnerships and international community service. These on-the-ground, real-world training opportunities give TCSPP students a unique hands-on educational experience not typically offered in graduate professional education. 

“These five recipients epitomize the diverse spectrum of students within the international community at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology,” noted Emily B. Karem, Associate Vice President of International Services. 

“We are immensely proud of the accomplishments of our international students at TCSPP, and will continue to work hard to ensure that programs like this support their success,” said Jennifer Stripe Portillo, Vice President of Student Affairs. 

Recipients were required to submit an essay application and articulate how they envision their contribution to the growth and progress of psychology in their home country upon their return. Recipients were also asked what fellow students, faculty, and staff could learn from the most compelling and unique aspect of their international student experience. Submissions were reviewed by the Internationalization Task force, a committee comprised of academic leadership from all campuses and Online programs. 

About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology 

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is the nation's leading nonprofit graduate school dedicated exclusively to the applications of psychology and related behavioral sciences. The school is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, which has recognized TCSPP for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The school's community service initiatives have resulted in five consecutive years of recognition on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, including the additional "With Distinction" honor in 2012. Campuses are located in Chicago; in Los Angeles, Westwood, and Irvine, California; and in Washington, D.C. For more information about The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, visit Follow us on Twitter and Facebook at and

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