Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans For Division I Candidates

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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 Institute's tuition and other charges for one year of psychoanalytic training in Division I, with year-to-year renewal for up to three years based upon the availability of funding and the scholarship winner’s performance in the preceding year of training.


Catherine Stuart Memorial Fellowship

Catherine Stuart was a graduate and long-time faculty member of the White Alanson White Institute.  Prior to her untimely passing in 2007, Cathy had begun to address the challenge of increasing the diversity of analytic candidates at White and broaden the conversation about race and gender across multiple venues at the Institute. At the time of her death, Cathy, along with Bill Lubart, had formed the Committee on Diversity to plan a White conference on diversity issues in psychoanalysis.  Following Cathy’s passing, her family and colleagues initiated a fellowship in her honor to encourage applicants who would, in some way, increase the diversity of the class or who might bring significant clinical experience serving diverse clinical populations.


Applicants who might meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply for grants by submitting a CV and a very brief personal introduction, of three or four paragraphs, about how they might meet the Fellowship's mission.  Applications are confidential, and the Diversity Fellowship Committee administers the grants. The Committee attempts to help, in some way, each qualifying applicant who applies for a fellowship.


Applicants who wish to be considered for the Catherine Stuart Memorial Fellowship are encouraged to contact Bill Lubart (  Applicants may also directly submit materials to:

William D. Lubart, PhD

Catherine Stuart Memorial Fellowship

450 West 24th Street, Suite 1A

New York, NY 10011


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. NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE


The Benjamin Wolstein Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to help defray the costs of training of an outstandingly gifted student in financial need. NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE


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., 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.