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2013-2014 Herman Warsh Scholarship Application - click to download pdf of the application and instructions.

Available to Fall 2013 newly admitted Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, Ecopsychology Specialization students - must be admitted by August 1st to be considered.

The Herman Warsh Community-Based Scholarship Fund helps to support students working in the areas of education, social justice, reconciliation, ecology, and diversity. The Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, Ecopsychology specialization of the M.A./Ph.D. Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute announces needs-based scholarship assistance for the 2013-2014 academic year for students from groups historically under-represented in the study and practice of depth and archetypal psychology. Applicants should have experience in and commitment to working in community-based settings on environmental, community, or cultural issues. Funds awarded in 2013-2014 will be renewable through the dissertation phase. The application deadline is August 1st. Awards announced by August 31st.

Meaningful social change is a long-term process that builds on previous generations of work and inspires future vision and action. One of its ingredients is the commitment of educational institutions to sustained participatory action research and fieldwork on critical cultural and environmental issues. When students can be enabled to join with faculty in such fieldwork and research, a new generation of transformational agents is born who in returning to their home communities are readied to engage critical community, cultural, and ecological issues. The Herman Warsh Community-Based Scholarship Fund helps to provide a gathering place for scholars, cultural workers, and students to address themes such as restorative justice and prison reform, community arts, diversity, community reconciliation, and ecological restoration. Dr. Herman Warsh was founding Chair of Pacifica's Board of Trustees. His life long commitment to diversity in education and his dedication to creating opportunities for undeserved students was central to his leadership on the Board  and core to the mission of Pacifica Graduate Institute.

The Herman Warsh Scholarship program awards up to a total of $15,000 each year. These funds are used to support five eligible students. The number and amount of individual awards is contingent upon the number of eligible applications received. Applicants should have experience in and commitment to working in community based settings or on environmental or cultural issues. Funds awarded in 2013-2014 will be renewable through the dissertation phase provided satisfactory academic progress is maintained. The application deadline is August 1st. Awards announced by August 31st.

Requirements for application: Completed scholarship application and 2013-2014 FAFSA or for international students, the International Scholarship Addendum.

Criteria to determine award:  The Associate Chairs will review the scholarship applications, essay and FAFSA (or International Student Addendum).  Recipients will be selected based on:

1) acceptance to Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, Ecopsychology specialization by August 1st;
2) high financial need;
3) admission committee recommendation;
4) membership in a group historically under-represented in the study and practice of depth and archetypal psychology;
5) experience in community, cultural, and/or ecological/environmental work;
6) plans for post-graduate commitment to depth and archetypal approaches to social justice, cultural issues, and/or environmental challenges;
7) potential contribution to the field of Depth Psychology.

This scholarship cannot be combined with other Pacifica Graduate Institute Scholarships. The amount of the scholarship award will be disbursed equally over each quarter of enrollment in each academic year and applied directly toward tuition, and therefore has no cash value.  Scholarship students are expected to be enrolled fulltime. If a student is not enrolled fulltime, he or she must petition the specialization faculty for approval for the granting of a partial scholarship amount.

Yearly renewal is based on satisfactory academic progress (GPA of 3.0) at end of the spring quarter and timely progress through the curriculum.