Scholarship & Financial Information
CGSA Scholarship Information
CGSA Scholarship Application
One of CGSA's goal is to support student's professional development during their tenure at The Chicago School. CGSA does this by providing scholarships for professional memberships and conferences. To apply for a scholarship read the information below and fill out the scholarship application
Basic Guidelines & Eligibility
Scholarship applications are subject to approval by CGSA Executive Board and the Finance Department. There is NO guarantee that you will receive the scholarship. Students will be notified via email about the status of their Scholarship Application once all entities have approved the expenditure. Scholarship applications are accessible based on available funds.
Students need to submit their materials no later than 3 weeks after attending a conference or applying for a professional membership. If the student would like CGSA to pre-approve their scholarship application they need to submit the required documents at least 1 month in advance. The student will have to pay out of pocket and be reimbursed for their expense after it has been pre-approved.
Scholarships Guidelines & Eligibility
Below are the scholarships that students can receive via CGSA funds.
Any student who attends a conference/training/workshop related to their field of study can submit an application for a CGSA scholarship. The scholarship will only cover the conference registration fees and will not be applied to travel or lodging expenses.
Any student who paid a fee to be a part of a professional organization that supports their field of study can submit an application for a CGSA scholarship.
for conference/training/workshop attendance and presentation. Students are required to impart their knowledge to the student body by presenting their presentation at a designated colloquium or poster session until funds will be released
for conference/training/workshop attendance. Students are required to impart their learned information to the student body.
for professional membership
Each student is allowed to receive 1 scholarship per fiscal year (June 1st to May 31st) and may not submit anymore scholarship applications once the total has been met.
Please be as specific as possible in your scholarship application and justification. For example, please document why you are attending the specific conference and how this will contribute to your professional development.
When completing the scholarship application the student will need to submit detailed receipts that outline what the student was charged for the expenditure. If the student attends a conference they must attach an item that verifies proof of attendance.
The Application Process
The Scholarship Application can be submitted in the following ways.
1) Before funds have been expended. If a student would like to know if their request will be approved prior to the purchase, event, or activity they may submit their request in advance. The student must submit all materials at least 1 month in advance. Students will be notified of the status of their request via their Chicago School email account. Funds will not be distributed until after the purchase has been made. Students are responsible for submitting original receipts to facilitate the reimbursement process.
2) After funds have been expended. If the purchase has already taken place, please submit forms along with original receipts. Students need to submit their materials no later than 3 weeks after attending a conference or applying for a professional membership. Student will be notified of the status of their request via their Chicago School email account.
Please complete and submit the Request for Reimbursement along with original receipts to a designated CGSA Officer on your campus.
Please send your form and original receipts to:
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
617 West 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Or if you are on campus you can drop off your packet and original receipts to:
8th Floor Reception Desk (Inform the receptionist to place in CGSA mailbox)