APF Graduate Student Scholarships

$1,000 to $5,000 general scholarships for graduate students in psychology.

Deadline: June 30, 2015

Sponsor: APF and the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology


APF awards 16 annual scholarships for graduate student research:

  • $5,000 Charles and Carol Spielberger Scholarship.

  • $5,000 Harry and Miriam Levinson Scholarship.

  • $5,000 William and Dorothy Bevan Scholarship.

  • $3,000 Ruth G. and Joseph D. Matarazzo Scholarship.

  • $2,000 Clarence J. Rosecrans Scholarship.

  • $1,000 William C. Howell Scholarship.

  • $1,000 Peter and Malina James and Dr. Louis P. James Legacy Scholarship.

In conjunction with the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology, APF awards nine additional $1,000 scholarships.

Review Criteria

The major criteria are related to the research proposal. Proposals will be rated on the description of the context for the research (a brief literature review), the clarity and comprehensibility of the research question, the appropriateness of the research design, the general importance (theoretical, applied) of the research and the use of requested funds (with preference given for funds to actually conduct the research as opposed to tuition, travel, books and journals). Secondary criteria are related to the student's background, including previous publications or presentations at conferences, awards won at the student's institution, the letter of recommendations from the major advisor, breadth of courses taken and grades in courses.

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How to Apply
Past Recipients