Phillips Scholarships Available for MFT Students

by | Oct 30, 2020 | Blog | 0 comments

Furthering your education with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute is a sound investment in your future. But if you’re like many individuals considering graduate school, money is always an obstacle. Maybe a scholarship would help? 

As a student entering the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program at Phillips Graduate Institute, you have a pool of scholarship opportunities to explore. And you’ll be surprised at how inclusive they are and how much financial help they offer. We’ve compiled a list of financial aid resources you’ll want to pursue, but don’t delay. Application deadlines are fast approaching.

With the exception of the Chart Your Path award, the scholarships listed below are offered by third-party entities and are not managed by Phillips Graduate Institute. Please visit the official websites for the most up-to-date application requirements, dates, and details. 


Chart Your Path Scholarship

The Chart Your Path award is funded by Phillips Graduate Institute and is available to students who submit their application for admission as a part of one of our online information sessions. Sign up for our next online session to learn more about this scholarship opportunity. 


Clinton E. Phillips Scholarship

The California Marriage and Family Therapist Educational Foundation (CAMFT) awards scholarships and grants to students who pursue their master’s degree in MFT. This includes the Clinton E. Phillips scholarship in the amount of $4,000. To apply, visit the CAMFT website, fill out the online application, and submit it before the deadline of November 6, 2020. To qualify for the Clinton E. Phillips scholarship, applicants must meet the minimum requirements that include enrollment in an approved course of study. You’ll find more on how to qualify and apply for this scholarship on the website. 


Future Counselors of America Scholarship

This scholarship awards $1,000 annually to a student who plans to work as a relationship counselor or in a closely related field. To apply, students must draft a 500- to 900-word essay titled, “The Psychology of Online Dating.” Forward your essay, your official transcripts, and your application by June 30th each year. 


Master’s Degree Scholarship in Psychology and Counseling

Offered by Learn.org, the Master’s Degree Scholarship in Psychology and Counseling awards $500 annually to students pursuing degrees in multiple areas of counseling, including marriage and family therapy. One scholarship winner is chosen annually, based upon academic performance, extracurricular activities, and employment history. Apply online by April 1, 2021.


Diversity Scholarship for Emerging Leaders

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy offers several scholarships annually to members, including the Diversity Scholarship for Emerging Leaders. Available to minority applicants, this awards up to $3,000 to students pursuing degrees as MFTs. Apply online by December 15 of each year. 


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund also provides annual awards to students of Hispanic heritage. Though the emphasis is on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), counseling students may still apply. Awards are competitive and based on merit. They provide chosen applicants with awards ranging between $500 and $5,000. 

Consideration for this award opens on January 1st each year. The deadline for applications is February 15.


Best Counseling Degrees

Best Counseling Degrees publishes a comprehensive list of scholarships available to students pursuing degrees in counseling. Each award comes with its own requirements, but there are multiple scholarships available for those who meet the individual qualifications, such as:

  • Survivors of domestic abuse
  • Students who plan to work with children with special needs
  • Students of Hispanic, American Indian, or Alaskan Native heritage
  • Students with proven leadership skills
  • Students willing to serve rural communities after graduation

You’ll find additional scholarships and financial award lists available at Great College Deals, all geared toward students specifically enrolled in MFT programs. You may also want to check out Teach.com for more opportunities. It’s free to apply for these awards, and they could make all the difference when tuition costs come due.

We’d love to have you with us at Phillips Graduate Institute this year. A scholarship would help make it happen. See which ones you qualify for today. Sign up for an information session to learn more about Phillips Graduate Institute here.