Behavioral and Applied Sciences Scholarships

For questions about the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences scholarships, contact your Student Services Center.

Clinical Psychology Scholarships

PsyD Teaching and Research Assistantships

Funds are allocated to provide two Teaching-Research Assistantships (TRAs) each academic year per cohort throughout the program. TRAs receive a $9,000 scholarship per year, available up to four years for a total of $36,000. As part of the assistantship, TRAs provide 8 hours of service per week in the Department of Clinical Psychology from September through June of each academic year.

Preference is given to applicants who evidence cultural knowledge and language skills that facilitate the provision of psychological services in underresourced and marginalized communities, and a commitment to provide psychological services in underresourced communities following graduation. In addition, strong academic credentials (e.g., GPA) and financial need are taken into account. Applications for the assistantships and criteria for evaluation of applications are available in the Department of Clinical Psychology.

Higher Education Scholarships

College Counseling and Student Development Assistantships

A number of scholarships are available to CCSD students on an annual basis. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and/or merit and in amounts typically ranging from $1,000 to $6,000. Scholarship applicants are strongly encouraged to meet the CCSD program application priority deadline of January 31. The CCSD Scholarship Application is due by March 14. For more information, contact the program coordinator at (626) 815-5485 or [email protected].

PhD in Higher Education Fellowships

A limited number of academic merit and leadership scholarships are available to entering students whose admission portfolios have provided evidence of such merit and/or leadership. These scholarships involve funding of $3,500 for each year of coursework in the program (three years maximum), as long as the student remains in good academic standing (defined as a minimum GPA of 3.2) and meets annual expectations.Those interested in applying for any of the research scholarships should submit their CV and responses to the proposed essay questions for the specific scholarship by March 15 to: Dr. Karen Longman, PhD Program Director, Continuing students may be supported by research or teaching assistantships of up to $2,000 a year, by faculty invitation only. Dissertation fellowships of $2,000 are awarded on a competitive basis at the dissertation proposal stage.

Master of Social Work Scholarships

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

The Master of Social Work program at Azusa Pacific University seeks to promote diversity among the behavioral health workforce within state-designated medically underserved communities (MUCs) by providing Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) awards to eligible recipients through funding provided by the HRSA.

Scholarship recipients must be attending the MSW program on a full-time basis and choose the clinical specialization. The scholarship is $30,000 per year, with approximately 10 scholarships awarded per academic year. To learn more about the qualifications and to apply, visit the MSW Program website.

Physical Education Scholarships

Kyle Ian MacDonald Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor of Kyle Ian MacDonald, MS ’15, a graduate of APU’s MS in Physical Education program. The intent of this scholarship is to financially support students in the pursuit of teaching and mentoring students through coaching, physical education, exercise science, and sport management. Awards range from $2,500-$2,800. To apply, fill out the Kyle Ian MacDonald Memorial Scholarship Application (PDF) by August 1 and email the completed form to

Physical Therapy Scholarships

Physical Therapy Graduate Student Assistantships

Third-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students are eligible to apply for one of five graduate assistantships valued at $6,000 plus 50 percent remission of the third year’s tuition. Students awarded graduate assistantships are expected to work an average of 15 hours/week for one full year, assisting instructors with classroom and research duties. Applications for the assistantships are available in the Department of Physical Therapy.

Gawenda Seminars and Consulting Scholarship

This scholarship honors Gawenda’s appreciation of the Christian student in financial need in the incoming class of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. One scholarship approximating $2,000-$3,000 is awarded annually to an incoming DPT student.

Kathy Kumagai Shimamura Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship is given to a 3rd year Doctorate of Physical Therapy student who demonstrates leadership potential, excellent skills, and an attitude of Christian service in engagement with colleagues, faculty, patients, and the community.

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