Scholarships

The Good Trouble Scholarship

The mission of the Good Trouble Scholarship has two interdependent aims. One is a communal goal: to build up the African-American community at NPAP for the good of NPAP. The other is to support African-American individuals who want to train to become psychoanalysts.

Established in 2020 after the murder of George Floyd and death of Congressman John Lewis, the Scholarship is available to three African-American applicants enrolling in NPAP’s psychoanalytic training program. It is a one-year tuition/fee grant ($2,500/year), renewable for a second year.

Application process:  Most of the documents required for the scholarship application are the same as those required for enrollment at NPAP (two references, transcripts, personal essay about interest in becoming an analyst – and reports of two enrollment interviewers).  Scholarship applicants need simply check the box on the enrollment application agreeing to allow the Registrar to forward these documents and reports to the Chair of the Racial Justice Initiative.  There is a second personal essay required of Scholarship applicants, a two-to-four page essay describing the applicant’s aspirations to bring psychoanalysis to broader communites.  Applicants should send this essay to the Chair of the Racial Justice Initiative, Beverly Schneider, bevschne@gmail.com, who can be contacted for further information.

The deadline for applications is June 15th. Applicants will be informed early in July about the decision.

 

The Lou Berkowitz Scholarship

In 1980, the Board of Trustees established a scholarship in memory of Dr. Louis Berkowitz that covers tuition and fees at NPAP for a full academic year (fall, winter, summer).  Recipients will be considered for a second-year extension if there are no other qualified applicants.

Eligibility: In honor of Dr. Berkowitz’s lifelong commitment to social action, the scholarship is offered yearly to an NPAP candidate of minority status, with a physical disability, and/or from a personal background of poverty or political oppression. Applicants must be in good standing and have attained at least the matriculation level of training at NPAP.

Application Process: Submissions must include 1) a personal statement, which should include your current situation, professional efforts and goals relating to your background, and reasons for considering yourself an appropriate recipient of the award; 2) official transcripts from both NPAP and the most recent academic institution you attended; and 3) two letters of recommendation from people who know you well. If you have had clinical experience, please use references who can comment on your skills – if not, ask someone who has some basis for evaluating your potential as a psychoanalyst.

Submission Instructions: All information should be sent to Beverly Schneider at bevschne@gmail.com. Documents must be sent together in one email with separate attachments each with your name and labelled: “Personal Statement,” “Transcript – Institution name,” or 3) “LOR 1 or 2 from xxxx.”

The deadline for applications is April 30th.

For further information, please feel free to contact Beverly Schneider at bevschne@gmail.com.

The Ernest Angel Scholarship

The Ernest Angel Scholarship Fund was established in memory of the Institute’s past Vice President, Ernest Angel, and is intended to honor significant work as well as to provide the recipient with financial assistance. To apply for this award, a candidate submits an original unpublished paper to the Ernest Angel Scholarship Committee. The paper should present a theoretical, historical, research-based or clinically grounded argument (not, however, a case study) that will be evaluated by the committee on the basis of its thoughtfulness and originality and as a contribution to the psychoanalytic literature. Subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, the committee may recommend that the award be divided between candidates, may suggest the amount of the award to be received by the candidate(s), or may decide that no award be given.

Further details are available from Jane Kupersmidt at jkuper@mindspring.com or 212-475-7490.

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