School, Family and Mental Health Professions Scholarships

Dean's Graduate Merit Research Awards

This merit-based scholarship is available to incoming and continuing students in the Department of School, Family and Mental Health Professions only. Students awarded this scholarship are invited and expected to collaborate with faculty on faculty research projects. Students are selected based on the strength of their applications for admission; no separate application is necessary.

USD Alumni & Class Legacy Scholarships

The USD Alumni Association is offering scholarships to students in the Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy Program.  Approximately 15 scholarships will be awarded including the Kyle O'Connell Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship available to students, currently enrolled in the study of healing arts including nursing and marriage and family therapy and who will provide comfort and hope for patients and their families struggling with terminal illness.  We are not accepting applications at this time.

McArdle Clause Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available to incoming and continuing students in the School Counseling program only.  We are not accepting applications at this time.

Mental Health Loan Assumption Program (MHLAP)

Applicants may apply for up to $10,000 in exchange for a 12-month service obligation, working or volunteering in a position within the public mental health system. For more information on this program, please visit the MHLAP website.

The National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation Scholarship

Military and rural scholarships are available. The military scholarship requires recent military experience, and residence in a rural area is required for the rural scholarship. Apply online.

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment program

The NHSC LRP will provide funds to participants to repay their outstanding qualifying educational loans. Participants are eligible post-degree completion and will work at an NHSC-approved site providing primary health care services to communities in need. For more information on this program, please visit the NHSC website.