Student Scholarships and Fellowships

Scholarship and Fellowship Award Process

The Fall 2017 Scholarship and Fellowship award process is as follows:

A. Students Nomination Process

Students must complete a nomination form, which includes a short essay, and the attachment of their resume or CV for every award in which they want to apply. 

Students must also get one or two letters of recommendation from any NYU-affliated faculty member, adjunct, or supervisor. Student applications which do not include all the above materials will be considered incomplete.

The student nomination period will be open from Oct. 23 - Nov. 8th at 10 pm.

+ Student Application FAQs

Nominations: 

  • Students may nominate themselves for as many awards as they are eligible for. 
  • Students may not nominate themselves for an award they have previously won.
  • Provide only the required number of recommendations for each award, as the committee does not read more than what is required. 
  • All application materials are due by November 8 at 10 pm (this includes recommendations)

Recommendations:

  • Please notify your recommenders as soon as possible, so they have time to prepare their recommendations. 
  • A recommendation letter is required for each self-nomination. 
  • A recommender can nominate a student for more than one award. If your recommender is using the same letter for more than one award, please have them submit a recommendation for each award you are applying for. 
  • Recommenders must be affiliated with NYU.  This includes NYU faculty, adjunct, staff, or site supervisor for fieldwork or internships. 
Please email any further questions to appsych.awards.nyu@gmail.com
B. Recommendation Process
  • Recommenders, please complete the recommendation form that corresponds with the student self-nomination. (See recommendations below in the Scholarship/Fellowship section)
  • You may type up your letter of recommendation in the essay box or upload a word document/pdf
  • If you are providing a student with the same letter of recommendation for more than one award, please submit a letter of recommendation for each award. 
  • All recommendations are due Nov. 8th at 10 pm. 
C. Review Process

1. Program Chairs will receive all completed student applications by Nov 13th.  Program Chairs (with the help of their program committees) will choose up to 3 students per scholarship to put forward to the Awards Committee.

Please submit the student's names along with a brief endorsement statement via email to the Awards Committee (appsych.awards.nyu@gmail.com).  Chairs have until Nov. 30th to email the Awards Committee with no more than two students from their program per award.

2. The Awards Committee will review all Program Chair nominations and determine the winners for each scholarship/fellowship

3. Office of Grad Admissions will review all Award Committee winners to verify students eligibility. 

D. Award Winners

1. Scholarship and Fellowship winners will be notified before the end of the fall term. An announcement of the winners will also appear on the AP blog.

2. Scholarship and Fellowship winners will be required to designate the semester they want to allocate their funds. 

3. All winners are expected to attend awards night in Spring 2018. 

4. Certain awards require winners to attend a donor luncheon.

 

+ NYU Scholarships and Fellowships Fall 2017 (click here)

The Adrian Levy Scholarship 

The Adrian Levy Scholarship (1985) is a gift from the Levy Family in memory of Adrian Levy, a former Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.  Mr. Levy was an alumnus of the New York University Rehabilitation Counseling Program. This scholarship is to be used to help support Master’s Counseling students who have committed to working with individuals with disabilities (e.g., physical, developmental, cognitive).

  • Amount: $10,000
  • 4 Total Awards
  • Eligibility: MA Counseling Students

Application Requirements:

Meet previous winner: Ashish Thakur (CMHW)

The Bernard R. Ackerman Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students in the Human Development and Social Intervention (HDSI), Developmental Psychology (DEV), and Psychology and Social Intervention (PSI) programs, who display exceptional ability and promise in the areas of research, advocacy, and activism. 

  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • 4 Total Awards 
  • Eligibility: HDSI + DEV + PSI students

Meet previous winners: Natalia Rojas (PSI) and Mishel Bunkley (HDSI)

Application Requirements:

Felix M. Warburg Memorial Award 

This award is given to students in Applied Psychology who have demonstrated academic excellence and commitment to the Department.

  • Award Amount: $2,500
  • 6 Total Awards
  • Eligibility: UG + MA + PhD Students
Meet previous winners: Damien DuPont (CMHW) and Shanice Hamilton (APUG)
 

Application Requirements:

Gilbert M. Trachtman Fellowship Fund
This award, established in honor of Professor Gil Trachtman, will be awarded to students for their contributions to serving children, parents, and teachers and being agents of change in righting the wrongs and inefficiencies of the systems that impact children and families.  Preference is given to master's students who pursue clinical work.
  • Amount: $2,500
  • 2 Total Awards
  • Eligibility: MA Counseling Students

Application Requirements:

Linda & Arthur Carter Family Scholarship

This scholarship is given to graduate students who are conducting empirical research related to child development.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • 3 Total Awards
  • Eligibility: MA + PhD Students

Application Requirements:

Meet previous winner: Daniel Suh (DEV)

The Monroe Stein Memorial Fellowship 

This award is given to graduate students who can demonstrate financial need as well as a commitment to bettering the lives of children.

  • Amount: $20,000
  • 2 Total Awards
  • Eligibility: MA + PhD Students
Meet previous winners: Gregory Ventura (CNGU) and Ivonne Monje (HDSI)
 

Application Requirements:

The Phillip J. Zlatchin Memorial Award 

This award, established in honor of Professor Zlatchin, a member of the faculty from 1947 to 1959, will be awarded to graduate students for their contributions to improving the life conditions of vulnerable individuals or communities. 

  • Amount: $1,000
  • 3 Total Awards
  • Eligibility: MA + PhD Students

Application Requirements:

The Raymond A. Weiss Endowment Scholarship 

This award is given to students in Applied Psychology who demonstrate a commitment to innovation through supporting research, education, and intervention projects to solve social problems. 

  • Amount: $1,000
  • 3 Total Awards
  • Eligibility: MA + PhD Students

Application Requirements:

The Steinhardt Endowed Scholarship and Stipends

This award is given to students in Applied Psychology whose work uses interdisciplinary approaches to solving applied problems. 

  • Amount: $2,500
  • 5 Total Awards
  • Eligibility: UG Students
Meet previous winner: Fiyinfoluwa Adesina (HDSI)

Application Requirements: