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Clinical Psy.D. program at Chicago campus awarded $1.8 million grant for disadvantaged students

(CHICAGO) (AUGUST 5, 2016) The Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (Clinical Psy.D.) at The Chicago School’s Chicago Campus has been awarded a $1.8 million, four-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program. The grant will enable The Chicago School to offer scholarships of up to $30,000 per year to at least 15 full-time Clinical Psy.D.- enrolled students with financial need from economically and environmentally disadvantaged backgrounds to help cover the cost of their education. The Clinical Psy.D. Program at the Chicago Campus is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The Chicago School is one of the leading nonprofit graduate universities devoted exclusively to the study of psychology, and related behavioral health sciences.

The Chicago CampusClinical Psy.D. Program was awarded $450,000 for the July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 academic year and has been recommended for renewal through June 30, 2020.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students,” said Kim Dell’Angela, Ph.D., department chair, Clinical Psychology Program, Chicago Campus. “We are honored to have been chosen after such a rigorous and highly competitive process. The benefit to our students and the program is immeasurable as we continue our work to educate and train the students who will shape our evolving healthcare system and return to their communities as leaders and change makers.”

The SDS program is one of 12 workforce programs through which HRSA awarded grants totaling $149 million in an effort to help “prepare the next generation of skilled, diverse primary care providers to serve communities in need across the country.”

Chicago Campus Dean Tiffany Masson, Psy.D. added, “Our Clinical Psy.D. Program is one of the top programs across the country with professors and students who are dedicated to using their skills to help others. The Chicago School’s mission has always been one of service to the community and we attract, educate and train students who want to give back to underserved communities. I am thrilled that one of our programs has been recognized for its work in this way.”

 About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private university devoted exclusively to psychology, and related behavioral and health sciences. The Chicago School is an affiliate of TCS Education System, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact. The university serves nearly 4,500 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (Los Angeles and Irvine); and Washington, D.C., as well as through online programs. The Chicago School is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, (WSCUC), and its Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program in Chicago is accredited by the American Psychological Association. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is the leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit

Acknowledgment and disclaimer: 

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T08HP30210, Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students for $450,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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