Scholarships

The following links are provided for informational purposes only. 

Scholarships for CNU students only:

Northern California Education Foundation (NCEF)

The Northern California Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that awards partial need- and merit-based scholarships to CNU students on an annual basis. All students are encouraged to apply. https://www.ncef-ca.org/scholarships.html

Scholarships open to all students:

American Psychological Association (APA) list of scholarships

The APA provides the following list of scholarships. All scholarships listed include instructions for applying, eligibility information, and past recipients. https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/scholarships/index

American Psychological Association (APA) scholarship search tool

The APA provides the following tool to search scholarships, awards, grants, and honors. https://www.apa.org/about/awards

Dr. Hans and Clara Zimmerman Foundation

This foundation was established by Dr. Hans Zimmerman to provide financial assistance to individuals in Hawaii wishing to pursue an education in a health field (including clinical psychology). This is one of the largest scholarship funds in Hawaii.

Ida M. Pope Memorial Scholarship

Offered specifically to female students of Hawaiian ancestry pursuing degrees in Health, Science, Mathematics, or Education (including counseling and social work).

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)

The JACL is oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States. Over 30 one-time scholarships are awarded, nationwide, to undergraduate and graduate students annually.

California Psychological Association Foundation (CPA-F) Scholarship

The CPA-Foundation scholarship aims to support funding for minority students whose interests and talents lie in the field of psychology.

Malyon Smith Scholarship Research Award

This scholarship is awarded annually to graduate students focused on working towards advancing research in the psychology of sexual orientation and gender identity. The goal is to support science and the future of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender research in psychology.

Melanie Merola O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a candidate pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in the mental health field, in Ms. O’Donnell’s name, this scholarship is intended to promote her legacy of helping others. The Foundation’s goal is to raise awareness about the connection between mental health and community violence. Scholarship recipients will have a passion for supporting victims of violence, emergency management professionals, and health-care practitioners.

The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA) Scholarhsip

The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries works to provide services to benefit the general public with an emphasis on the needs of children. The purpose of scholarship is to support graduate study in fields which address the special needs of children and youth. This scholarship is for those that plan to develop careers providing direct services for children.