Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans

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The Mark J. Blechner Psychoanalytic Scholarship is awarded to a person of color or a transgender person with financial need and high ability. It provides funding toward the expenses for one year of psychoanalytic training in Division I, renewable for up to three years..


The Catherine Stuart Memorial Fund was created as a tribute to Cathy’s efforts to develop and support White Institute programs and other initiatives that would address the challenges of an increasingly diverse society and culture. Contributions are used to fund an annual memorial lecture and to grant scholarships to qualified analytic candidates whose activities will increase diversity awareness and scholarship during their candidacy at the Institute and beyond. Applicants are requested to submit a CV and a brief statement (no more than one page) highlighting their background and interest in diversity scholarship and practice. For further information, please contact the Fund’s Chair, William Lubart, Ph.D. at


Marylou Lionells

The Marylou Lionells Psychoanalytic Scholarship Endowment Fund was created to encourage a broad spectrum of meritorious professionals, who might otherwise have been unable to do so, to pursue psychoanalytic training.


The Benjamin Wolstein Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to help defray the costs of training of an outstandingly gifted student in financial need.


The Harry Stack Sullivan Society Award of $300 is presented annually for the best unpublished paper, submitted by a candidate in training, on a topic related to problems encountered in psychoanalysis. Details may be obtained from the President of the Sullivan Society.



The Judith Harris Selig Memorial Fund has established a revolving educational loan fund to defray expenses of training for needy candidates. It is intended to aid worthy applicants whose financial resources are inadequate.

The Jane Michel McGarry Revolving Loan Fund has been established as an educational fund to defray expenses of training. It is intended to aid worthy psychologists whose financial resources are inadequate.



The Candidate Assistance Fund of the American Psychoanalytic Association provides loans up to $5,000 to candidates training to be psychoanalysts. The loans, to be repaid within a maximum of six years, are made from a revolving fund so repayment is critical in order to continue making loans. Currently, between five and seven loans are made annually.   Any questions should be addressed to Thomas Newman at or 212-752-0450, ext. 25.


Veterans Administration Benefits are available to eligible students.



Except where indicated, inquiries regarding the above scholarships, awards and loans should be addressed to Elizabeth Krimendahl, Psy.D., Interim Director, at (212) 873-0725 , Ext. 15 or for confidential consideration by the Financial Aid Committee.  In keeping with the mandate of the Board of Trustees, any financial aid must be need-based and  may be further subject to the donor restrictions.  See Financial Aid Policies and Application for a list of the required documentation.