Scholarship Opportunities

Incoming students can get a jump start on financing their education by applying for the following Forest scholarships.

  • Diversity Commitment Scholarship (up to $6,000 per scholarship)
    • Scholarship recipients will be selected based on prior/ongoing experiences with diversity and commitment to supporting diversity issues as a Forest graduate student.

  • Service Commitment Scholarship (up to $6,000 per scholarship)
    • Scholarship recipients will be selected based on prior/ongoing service experiences and commitment to continuing service as a Forest Graduate student.
*To apply for any of our new student scholarships click here.

Burrell Fellowship Program

Description:The Burrell Fellowship provides full tuition for up to four years of full time study in the Doctor of Psychology program at Forest Institute to as many as three exceptionally qualified students each year. Additional support may be available in the form of a stipend for clinical or research activities to be determined at the time of admission.


Fellowship Responsibilities:Fellows are required to be in good academic standing, and maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5 for the duration of the program. Each academic year, Fellows are required to give a scholarly presentation to the Forest community on a topic relevant to the practice of clinical psychology.


Eligibility:Applicants interested in the Burrell Fellowship Program should follow the usual application procedures outlined in the Forest Academic Catalog and website. Interested applicants should indicate to the admissions staff at the time of application that they wish to be considered for the Fellowship, although all applicants found to meet the Fellowship requirements will be considered.Successful applicants will submit a complete application packet (three professional letters of recommendation, personal essays, writing sample, official transcripts, etc.) and must meet all of the following requirements:


-Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, and have a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, and for prior graduate work at GPA of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale (based on a minimum of 15 graduate credits).

-Applicants must have a combined Verbal and Quantitative Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 306 or better (1180 on the old scale), and an Analytic Writing score of at least 4.0.

-All qualified applicants will be considered but applications from those with an interest in rural service delivery, primary care, quality improvement and service delivery research are especially welcome.

-Members of underrepresented populations are especially encouraged to apply.

* Students receiving the Burrell Fellowship are ineligible to receive additional Forest scholarship funds.

*To view other outside financial resources click here.