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 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

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 To apply for this award, a candidate submits an original unpublished paper to the Ernest Angel Scholarship Committee.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