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

School Scholarships

  • 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 are eligible to receive up to a maximum of $1,000 toward a Students for International Mission Service (SIMS) or School of Behavioral Health global practice international trip while enrolled in a degree program in the School of Behavioral Health. These funds are not transferable to other activities or tuition support.
  • Continental Travel Funds: All accepted students are eligible to receive up to a maximum of $500 in travel-related funds for professional conference attendance that is related to the completion of their degree program while enrolled in the School of Behavioral Health. These funds are not transferable to other activities or tuition support. Download the application form here (DOCX).

External Opportunities

Counseling and Family Sciences

Department Scholarships

  • 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 one fellowship to a recently-graduated Child Life Specialist MS student each year.
  • Marital and Family Therapy students are eligible for the AAMFT Minority Fellowship Program.

External Opportunities


Department Scholarships

  • 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

Department Scholarships

  • 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.

External Opportunities

For more information on the following opportunities, please contact the awarding organization directly.

University Scholarships

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.

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The School conducts ongoing fundraising in order to expand our capacity to award scholarships to students in need. Just click the button below to make a contribution to one of our funds.