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The Lou Berkowitz Scholarship

In 1980 the Board of Trustees approved the establishment of a scholarship fund in memory of Lou Berkowitz. This fund provides free tuition to candidates of minority status, with a physical disability, or from a personal background of poverty or political oppression.

Applicants must have attained at least the Matriculation level of training. This scholarship is awarded yearly as long as a worthy candidate applies. The award may be renewed by a previous year’s recipient if the candidate has remained in good standing. Applications are due by June 30 each year. Recipients are exempt from tuition during the year(s) the award is in effect. Potential applicants may contact Beverly Schneider at or (212) 866-4949 for further information.

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 To apply for this award, a candidate submits an original unpublished paper to the Ernest Angel Scholarship Committee.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 or 212-475-7490.