Ph.D. Financial Aid
Since 1993, the Clinical Psychology Program has also granted partial scholarships via the James S. Scappaticcio Fellowship for Gay Men and Lesbian doctoral candidates in Clinical Psychology. Tuition grants are available for one or two “self-identified gay clinical doctoral candidates”; small grants-in-aid are also made available for research on topics relevant to homosexuality, including psychological and/or psychosocial aspects of AIDS or HIV treatment. Since 2005, the program has also granted one to two partial scholarships for students in the child-track via the Jodi Lane Scholarship Fund. Priority is given to those students studying psychological disorders in children. The program currently does not have NIMH-funded traineeships to offer. Most doctoral students with significant financial need obtain help in the form of a tuition scholarship that covers approximately 25-50% of the cost of a year’s tuition; some also receive stipends from faculty research grants. Most students also work part-time to cover expenses.