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Scholarships and Fellowships

75% of our undergraduate students demonstrate a need for financial support in order to attend PAU.

There is a great need among PAU undergraduate students for scholarship funds to help them participate in a quality bachelor’s degree program such as the ones that PAU offers. Most of our students work to put themselves through school, and many of them have families of their own. Scholarships help students participate in our programs and make a lasting and positive difference in our local communities once they graduate. 

PAU Undergraduate Student Community

Students who attend the PAU Bachelor degree programs are local students from local community colleges. Many have families and jobs and financial constraints that would prevent them from venturing far from home to complete their studies. Most would not have an opportunity to pursue their studies and complete their Bachelor degrees if not for the presence of the PAU programs near their homes. This proximity, the guaranteed classes, and guaranteed course schedule allow them to maintain their jobs and family responsibilities. Once they have completed their studies at PAU, most will remain in the local community and thrive in their careers, serving as role models and engaged citizens.

Allen Calvin Undergraduate Scholarship

Selection Criteria: This scholarship is awarded based on three foremost personal qualities of Dr. Allen Calvin, PAU’s president: striving to reduce suffering in the world, an entrepreneurial and creative approach to problem solving, and a spirit of collaboration that unites people toward a common goal.

 

Yeh Scholars of the Calvin Society Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to empower our undergraduate students to think big, and reach their full potential to make a positive and lasting difference in the world.  The Yehs are committed to mentoring the scholarship recipients to help them be successful.

The purpose of the Yeh Scholars of the Calvin Society is to support one senior student in the undergraduate program toward their goals, and to ultimately create legacy of Yeh scholars who support each other and give back to their communities.

How You Can Help

  • A donation of any amount will support scholarships for undergraduate students, to help them realize their dream of a high quality of education at a reasonable cost to them and their families. 
  • A $5,000 gift will allow donors to create a named undergraduate scholarship in their name, or in honor of someone else. 
  • Gifts and pledges can be made online at: www.paloaltou.edu

Give Today and Support Fellowships

Amy Wisniewski Fellowship Award

The Amy Wisniewski Fellowship Award was established in 2012 to support students who are pursuing a certificate in neuropsychology or who are working on dissertation projects that enhance the field neuropsychology. The scholarship honors Dr. Amy Wisniewski, who taught neuropsychology at Palo Alto University for many years.

This fellowship is awarded to one student every year who represents diversity of: race, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, gender, culture, geography, and work/life experience.  The selected student should embody Amy’s professional mission and passion for neuropsychology and education.

If you know Dr. Wisniewski, or if you support this field of psychology, we encourage you to donate toward this worthy fellowship to support students on the path of neuropsychology. 

Dr. Nigel Field Fellowship and Assistantship

Nigel Field

In December, 2013, Palo Alto University lost an esteemed faculty member, a brilliant researcher, and a great friend, Dr. Nigel Field. 

Dr. Field became a faculty member at Pacific Graduate School Psychology, Palo Alto University (PAU), in September 1995. Dr. Field's area of expertise was in bereavement, with focus on spousal bereavement, child loss and pet loss. He was one of the first investigators to develop the concept of the continuing bond.  More recently, Dr. Field extended his program of research to Thailand and Cambodia. As part of this work, he examined complicated grief and PTSD stemming from genocide during the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia.

Dr. Nigel Field loved working with his students and is responsible for many students becoming clinical psychologists. In his memory and gratitude for his work at PAU, President Dr. Allen Calvin has created a $50,000 student fellowship in Nigel Field’s name. In addition, a Student Assistantship Award will be made in his honor. Dr. Field will be missed by those of the PAU community privileged to learn from him and work with him.

Elton C. and Joan R. Waelde Meditation and Psychology Fellowship

Ranging from $375 to $1,500 (For between 1 and 4 students)
Program: Ph.D., Meditation and Psychology Area of Emphasis
Awarded to students for outstanding effort in incorporating meditation into their work.

The Gary and Dana Shapiro Israeli Student Fellowship

Awarded to doctoral students from Israel, who express the intention that, after completing education and training, they will return to Israel to provide education and health care to the residents of that country.

Allen Calvin Israeli Fellowship

This fellowship was established by PAU board member Israel Niv, and his family, and named in honor of PAU’s president, Dr. Allen Calvin.  As natives of Israel, they are devoted to their home country and have a strong desire to help the people of Israel.

Tony Masini Fellowship

For incoming students interested in studying Serious Mental Illness (e.g., Psychosis, Bipolar Disorder), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or who want to work in community mental health, in Dr. Masini’s honor.

Global Mental Health Fellowship

For incoming students interested in contributing to positively impacting the field of mental health on a global scale.

Give Today to Support Fellowships

 

 

Give Today and Support Scholarships

Allen Calvin Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded based on three foremost personal qualities of Dr. Allen Calvin, PAU’s president: striving to reduce suffering in the world, an entrepreneurial and creative approach to problem solving, and a spirit of collaboration that unites people toward a common goal.

Donate today to the Allen Calvin Undergraduate Scholarship.

Yeh Scholars of the Calvin Society Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to empower our undergraduate students to think big, and reach their full potential to make a positive and lasting difference in the world.  The Yehs are committed to mentoring the scholarship recipients to help them be successful.

The purpose of the Yeh Scholars of the Calvin Society is to support one senior student in the undergraduate program toward their goals, and to ultimately create legacy of Yeh scholars who support each other and give back to their communities.

Donate today to the Yeh Scholars of the Calvin Society Scholarship.

ABD Veteran Scholarship

The A.B.D. Scholarship supports students who have served in the Armed Services or dependents of veterans who have decided to embark upon the journey of higher education.

The purpose of the A.B.D. Scholarship is to award a veteran or dependent of a veteran who has a strong desire to give back to the veteran community to either work personally with veterans or create a non-profit meeting the needs of veterans.

Donate today to the ABD Veteran Scholarship. 

PAU Staff Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000 (to one undergraduate and one graduate student)

The PAU Staff Scholarship Fund was established to show staff support of our undergraduate and graduate students. PAU is very proud of our students, and our staff cares about keeping a quality education as affordable as possible.

Donate today to the PAU Staff Scholarship.

PAU Named Undergraduate Scholarships

The Black Men at Penn Scholarship

The Cline Family Undergraduate Scholarship

The Robert W. Dent Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

The Dodd Family Undergraduate Scholarship

The Duif, Kris, Bufo and Scott Calvin Undergraduate Scholarship

The French Family Undergraduate Scholarship

The Calvin Flint Undergraduate Scholarship

The Comerica Scholarship

The Keith Family Undergraduate Scholarship

The Wendy and Michael Kerner Undergraduate Scholarship

The Koonce Family Undergraduate Scholarship

The Koret Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

The Hal and Iris Korol Undergraduate Scholarship

The Llanes Family Undergraduate Scholarship

The Lonergan Family Undergraduate Scholarship

The Daniele Levy and Christopher Maxcy Undergraduate Scholarship

The Motayar Family Undergraduate Scholarship

The Newman Family Undergraduate Scholarship

The Orthwein Family Undergraduate Scholarship

The Otieno Family Undergraduate Scholarship

The Belle and William Pryor Undergraduate Scholarship

The Ross Family Undergraduate Scholarship

The Seddiqui Family Undergraduate Scholarship

The Rt. Rev. William and Mary Swing Undergraduate Scholarship

The Barbara and Larry Sonsini Undergraduate Scholarship

The Sperling Family Undergraduate Scholarship

The Taormino Undergraduate Scholarship

The Ting Family Undergraduate Scholarship

The Tyrell Family Undergraduate Scholarship

The Jorge Wong Undergraduate Scholarship

Give Today to Support Scholarships

 
 
 

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