scholarships & loans

Application Deadline: July 31 for classes commencing in fall of the same calendar year

An important and continuing goal of the ICP Board of Directors is to aid whenever possible for those who might otherwise find the financial constraints of ICP candidacy too burdensome to manage. ICP Candidates face formidable financial challenges including tuition charges, the costs of personal analysis, and supervision fees. Our candidate assistance programs help defray the costs of these challenges

Please note that all scholarships and loans are based solely on financial need and are available to candidates in the 4-year Psychoanalytic Training Program only. Assistance is provided on an annual basis; candidates wishing continued support must reapply for assistance each year.

Scholarship Awards

ICP offers three financial support programs for Candidates in the Psychoanalytic Training Program. Each of these programs has distinguishing characteristics and conditions, but taken together, they offer the possibility of assistance for those in need of support in meeting the financial obligations of psychoanalytic training.

  1. The ICP’s general scholarship program is overseen by the “Scholarship and Loan (SAL) Committee” with monies drawn from the Kaneeza Lafir Scholarship fund.
  2. The BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) Scholarship fund overseen by the “Taskforce to Address Racism and Homophobia Committee” to promote diversity within the psychoanalytic community at ICP. Eligibility requirements are as follows:
    • Applicants must be people of color.
    • Applicants must agree to participate in diversity related projects, (e.g., serve on the Taskforce Committee, help facilitate a movie night related to marginalization, and/or other Taskforce projects).
    • Applicants must provide the Task Force with a brief essay (2-3 paragraphs) talking about their lived experience regarding marginalization based on their racial identification(s). Please also address how you anticipate using psychoanalytic education for community service and/or community building in BIPOC communities. Please include this narrative essay in your online application, or send a separate email to the task force.
  1. Finally, candidates in the Psychoanalytic Training Program may also apply for tuition deferral loans which allow a spacing out of tuition payments rather than full up-annual front payment of tuition. Repayment of loans is monthly, beginning in October of the calendar year the loan was awarded.

Recipients of all scholarship awards should note that scholarship funds are customarily applied directly as a credit against financial obligations (largely but not exclusively) for tuition payment.

the application process

Download Financial Aid Application & Narrative Financial Statement

  • Please download the Financial Aid Application and Narrative Financial Statement form. Kindly complete all fields electronically. Incomplete or partially filled out applications may not be considered!

  • Please read and follow the instructions carefully. Type legibly if you complete the application form manually.

  • The entire application form must be completed (mark N/A where appropriate) and uploaded with all supporting documents in order to be evaluated by the Scholarships and Loans Committee.

  • Please include complete copies of each of your two most recent annual Federal Tax Returns with your application materials (data submitted will be treated as confidential and will be shredded after use in evaluating your need for financial assistance.) For US filers, provide IRS Returns; for non-US filers, provide the closest possible equivalent.

  • Prepare a 2-3 sentence statement regarding your financial need to be added to the submission form.

  • If you are applying for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) Scholarship, prepare a 2-3 paragraph essay talking about your lived experience regarding marginalization based on your racial identification(s). Please address how you anticipate using psychoanalytic education for community service and/or community building in BIPOC communities. You can copy the text on the submission form.

  • Please upload all details to securely email them to the Scholarship and Loan (SAL) Committee for review and approval. You can upload supporting documents separately from the application.

submit your application and documents

Feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding the PROCESS of financial assistance to:
Ellen Lehman, PhD -Chair, Scholarships and Loans Committee
Email: [email protected]

If you have questions about the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) Scholarship fund (not its process) please contact both:
Veronica Abney, PhD, LCSW and Nicole Nelson, PsyD, LMFT, LPCC – Co-Chairs Taskforce to Address Racism and Homophobia Committee
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]