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Contributions help meet our greatest needs in providing the best educational experience. No matter how big or small, your gift will help us to prepare global change agents—professionals with the skills to understand and transform the human experience and improve the lives of others.

The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education

The mission of The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute is to reduce the stigma of mental illness through education and research. The Institute provides resources, hope, and community to those who struggle with mental illness and those who support them. Established in memory of Naomi Ruth Cohen, by her parents, Larry and Marilyn Cohen, services and educational programs are dedicated to reducing the stigma that for far too long has been a barrier to individuals and families being able to access the treatment and support that they need and deserve.

The Center for Multicultural and Diversity Studies

The Center for Multicultural and Diversity Studies was chartered to help realize The Chicago School’s commitment to multicultural awareness and cultural sensitivity. The center offers resources for students and faculty on cultural challenges or diversity issues and sponsors dialogues that promote cultural interaction.

The National Center for Latino/a Mental Health

The National Center for Latino/a Mental Health was developed to promote well-being in the Latina/o community by contributing to the reduction of mental health disparities through the development of culturally sensitive practitioners. The center’s overarching goals are tied to the areas of research, service, training, and advocacy.

The National Center for Teaching and Learning

The National Center for Teaching and Learning’ s mission is to promote a culture of innovation and excellence in the area of teaching, learning, and scholarship for all of​ The Chicago School’s on ground and online programs. The center is dedicated to the support and advancement of research-based learning and teaching practices that values and rewards teaching, respects and supports individual differences among learners, and creates learning environments in which diverse students and instructors can excel.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Counseling Centers

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Counseling Centers offer affordable and high-quality mental health care to communities throughout the region with a dedication towards compassionate, mindful, ethical, innovative, culturally-sensitive, and evidenced-based treatment for people in need. Pre-doctoral and MFT interns as well as doctoral and masters’ level trainees receive the highest-quality supervision and training from our staff of licensed clinical psychologists, and together, they tackle the real-world problems that face our communities. No one is turned away because of inability to pay – The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s mission is to serve the underserved.

Learn more about our Centers & Institutes


The Dr. Michael Horowitz/Dr. Jeannie Gutierrez Immigrant/First Generation Scholarship

The Dr. Michael Horowitz/Dr. Jeannie Gutierrez Immigrant/First Generation Scholarship was established to support students whose parents have not attended college or are the first in their family to attend graduate school, or are immigrants to the United States and are attending college for the first time in the U.S. This scholarship was established to enable students to blaze a new trail of success for their families and in their communities.

The Nancy A. Newton Business Psychology Award

A tribute to the service and dedication of one of The Chicago School’s prominent faculty members, The Nancy A. Newton Psychology Award provides students with scholarship opportunities within their fields of study such as business community partnerships, nonprofit consulting, presentations at conferences and research projects and more.

Scholarship Support for: Returning Students, Students from Under-Represented Populations, and Veterans and Members of the Military

Student scholarships are awarded to students in these categories to help returning students complete their education, support students from under-represented populations pursue their education, and show our veterans and members of the military that we care and are grateful for their service.

The Ricardo Grunsten Endowed Scholarship Fund

Named in honor of one of the nation’s most successful Latino entrepreneurs, The Ricardo Grunsten Endowed Scholarship fund is awarded annually to students who exemplify the mission, vision and core values of The Chicago School in their academic and professional endeavors. Scholarship gifts assist students with funds to pay for tuition and fees, conduct research, and attend educational conferences.

The Theodore Weber Scholarship Fund

Named in honor of former Chicago School Board of Trustees member Theodore Weber and in recognition of his dedication to the institution’s mission. Scholarships are awarded to current students who demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, and/or professional promise.

President’s Scholarship Fund

The President’s Scholarship award pays tribute and support to veterans seeking personal and professional growth through education. The fund supports military students who demonstrate a commitment to the mission of The Chicago School and who meet and maintain satisfactory academic progress. 


For questions or for more information about making a gift to The Chicago School, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement.