The School of Behavioral Health offers some School-wide scholarship opportunities, while individual departments offer others. For details on any of the School or department scholarships listed below, please contact your department.
School of Behavioral Health
- SBH Scholarship Application Cycle: The application opens in the fall of each year; scholarships are awarded each spring. Students receive an email notification when the application is available.
- Global Practice Scholarship: All accepted students receive up to $1,000 toward a School of Behavioral Health global practice international trip. Students are eligible for one School of Behavioral Health Global Practice Scholarship while enrolled in the School.
- Continental Travel Funds: Students may apply for up to $500 in travel-related funds related to professional conference attendance. Download the application form here.
Counseling and Family Sciences
- The Ian and Sherani Chand Award is presented annually to a Marital and Family Therapy MS student who embodies Christian values.
- The Children’s Hospital provides two fellowships to recently-graduated Child Life Specialist MS students each year.
- Marital and Family Therapy students are eligible for the AAMFT Minority Fellowship Program.
- The 4P: Primary Care Psychology Pipeline Program provides scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in pursuing primary care psychology. Main eligibility criteria include: 1) US citizen or lawful permanent resident; 2) interest in pursuing primary care psychology training opportunities; 3) from an educationally/environmentally or economically disadvantaged background; 4) financial need of at least $18,000 based on FAFSA information.
- The department is able to award several students each year with Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) funds, for individuals studying topics related to substance use and opioid use disorders.
- The department annually awards multiple merit, diversity, and Seventh-day Adventist scholarships to students in each program. For more information on these, click here.
Social Work and Social Ecology
- The department's HCAI Scholarship Grant offers full tuition and book scholarships to a limited number of individuals who meet set criteria. Main eligibility criteria include: 1) being from a diverse and underserved background, dedicated to giving back to one's community, and having a strong understanding of the unique challenges faced by these populations; 2) personal or family experience with mental health or substance use disorders; 3) sharing the program's commitment to making a positive impact on children and youth under 25.
- The department offers scholarships to individuals who serve as officers in either Student Government or the Phi Alpha Honor Society.
For more information on the following opportunities, please contact the awarding organization directly.
The University provides additional scholarships as listed below:
- Hispanic Alumni of Loma Linda scholarships: HALL has established an annual scholarship application to assist Hispanic students enrolled at Loma Linda University on a full-time basis. Funds are awarded once per academic year and are announced each fall. The School of Behavioral Health matches each HALL scholarship awarded to an SBH student.
- North American Division Hispanic Graduate Scholarship: Awarded to an Hispanic graduate student who is a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
- North American Division Regional Graduate Scholarship: Awarded to an African American graduate student who is a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
- Diversity loan applications are available upon request.
Departments may offer Federal Work Study funds for teaching assistantships and graduate assistantships as well as clinical practicum hours. For information on Federal Work Study, as well as scholarships offered by the University, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.