The Lou Berkowitz Scholarship

In 1980, the Board of Trustees established a scholarship in memory of Lou 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 Lou’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, including your current situation, professional goals, and reasons for regarding yourself as an appropriate recipient of the award; 2) Official transcripts from both NPAP and most recent academic institution; 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. Application deadline extended to May 15th.

For further information, contact Beverly Schneider at

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 To apply for this award, a candidate submits an original unpublished paper to the Ernest Angel Scholarship Committee.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