GSAPP Student Support, Scholarships, and Awards


GSAPP Returning Student Scholarships 2023-2024


This is a list of the awards that are given out annually at GSAPP. Each awardee receives a framed certificate and a cash award.

  • The Deans's Award is presented annually to the student who has done the most to foster and enhance the quality of life at GSAPP during the academic year.
  • The Virginia Bennett Award, given in honor and memory of Virginia Bennett, who chaired the School Psychology program, is presented annually to a student who evidences dedication to the use of psychological skills and knowledge to alleviate the problems of minority group children
    in coping with the educational process.
  • The Cyril Franks Award presented to the graduating student whose doctoral dissertation evidences outstanding scholarship and reflects GSAPP’s standard of excellence.
  • The Robert Weitz Award is presented to the graduating student whose energy, spirit, and enthusiasm evidence a dedication and willingness to work in the interest of professional psychology and the people it serves.


The Ruth and Mel Schulman Endowed Fellowship is a merit-based award that will help deserving graduate students to pursue a PsyD degree at GSAPP unburdened by financial distractions.  The award highlights academic distinction, promise as a practitioner, extracurricular involvement, leadership ability, community engagement, future aspirations, and character.