Adler Graduate School (AGS) awards a variety of scholarships to students enrolled in our Master’s or Certificate programs. 

Military Scholarship

Assistance

10% tuition discount*

Eligibility

Persons who are active in or an honorably discharged veteran of some branch of the military (i.e., Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard) and their spouse.  Proof of status when beginning relationship with AGS is required.

How to apply

Complete the Tuition Discount Scholarship Form. Eligible continuing students should complete and submit this form to the Director of Financial Aid after they have registered for classes but before the first day of the term. New students should complete and submit this form to an admissions staff member along with their admission application materials.

Native American Scholarship

Assistance

10% tuition discount*

Eligibility

Persons officially registered as a member of a Native American tribal group – Proof of status when beginning relationship with AGS is required

How to apply

Complete the Tuition Discount Scholarship Form. Eligible continuing students should complete and submit this form to the Director of Financial Aid after they have registered for classes but before the first day of the term. New students should complete and submit this form to an admissions staff member along with their admission application materials. 

Community Partners Scholarship

Assistance

10% tuition discount*

Eligibility

Persons currently employed with the non-profit organizations listed below. Proof of status when beginning relationship with AGS is required. Recipients are responsible for notifying AGS if employment status with applicable non-profit organization changes.

  • Avivo
  • Greater MN Family Services
  • Canvas Health
  • The Family Partnership
  • Wayside House
  • House of Charity
  • Headway Emotional Services
  • East Side Neighborhood Services
  • Nystrom & Associates, Ltd
  • Fernbrook Family Center

How to apply

Complete the Tuition Discount Scholarship Form. Eligible continuing students should complete and submit this form to the Director of Financial Aid after they have registered for classes but before the first day of the term. New students should complete and submit this form to an admissions staff member along with their admission application materials. 

Adler Graduate School Alumni Scholarship

Assistance

10% tuition discount*

Eligibility

Open to alumni of Adler Graduate School (students who have completed a master’s degree or 36 credits plus a program of study.)

How to apply

Complete the Tuition Discount Scholarship Form. Eligible continuing students should complete and submit this form to the Director of Financial Aid after they have registered for classes but before the first day of the term. New students should complete and submit this form to an admissions staff member along with their admission application materials.

IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) Scholarship:

Assistance

10% tuition discount*

Eligibility

Must be a member of one of the following groups historically excluded from and underrepresented in graduate education:

  • Black
  • Asian-American
  • Indigenous (American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, or other Native Pacific Islander)
  • Hispanic or Latino/a
  • Being of a gender and/or sexual orientation or identity historically underrepresented in their field of study
  • Holders of DACA, TPS, refugee, or asylee status

How to apply

Complete the Tuition Discount Scholarship Form. Eligible continuing students should complete and submit this form to the Director of Financial Aid after they have registered for classes but before the first day of the term. New students should complete and submit this form to an admissions staff member along with their admission application materials.

*AGS will provide a maximum of a 10% discount of tuition. The discount does not apply to books, other fees, or discretionary items. Students are eligible for only one tuition discount scholarship – a total of 10% of tuition – per term, even if they meet the criteria for more than one type of scholarship. Tuition discount scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For complete scholarship details refer to the Tuition Discount Scholarship Policy.

Outside Sources of Scholarships & Grants

We encourage our students to seek scholarships through outside sources – a good place to start is the www.fastweb.com.  FastWeb is a free scholarship search service; students provide information about their backgrounds and their academic pursuits, and FastWeb will identify foundations, agencies or other organizations that offer scholarships and match students’ profiles. Application forms are available in Student Services.

Wayne F. Placek Grants These grants are made possible by a bequest from Wayne Placek, a participant in Dr. Evelyn Hooker’s groundbreaking research in the 1950s which showed that homosexuality is not a form of psychopathology.

Psi Chi (National Psychology Honor Society)

Sources of Research Funding (from Social Psychology Network)

Funding & Grants for Graduate Students in Psychology (APA Education Directorate)

Grants from the National Institute of Health

Fastweb.com offers customized scholarship services

Archibald Bush Foundation provides grants in the human services, health, education and arts and fellowships in the areas of leadership, arts, and medicine. We have had students and faculty receive grants from the Bush Foundation