Scholarships

Providing access to a quality graduate education through scholarships.

Providing access to a quality graduate education through scholarships.

Scholarships

Scholarships are one of the most important priority areas at the Adler School. Providing significant scholarship support is crucial to our goal of attracting students from economically and ethnically diverse backgrounds. Scholarship support can be given to students who have great financial need or as merit based awards, to attract and retain the very best scholars. You may choose to support any of our current scholarships or inquire about naming opportunities for both annual and endowed scholarships.

The Elina Manghi Child and Adolescent Psychology
Diversity Scholarship

Established in 2012, the Elina Manghi Child and Adolescent Psychology Diversity Scholarship honors the memory of Elina Manghi, a cherished colleague, and a consummate child and adolescent psychologist. It is intended for doctoral students of underrepresented ethnic backgrounds completing their dissertations. The fund assists students in the dissertation by providing a $1,000 scholarship to be applied to research and/or living expenses during the academic year. Qualifying individuals are limited to students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups. Funding awards are based on merit and financial need.

The Robert L. Powers and Jane Griffith Scholarship Fund

The Adler School established the Robert L. Powers and Jane Griffith Scholarship Fund in 2012 to honor the contributions of these individuals to the field of Adlerian psychology.  

Robert L. Powers, M.Div., M.A., Adler School Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus was one of our School’s founders and a pioneer in the field of Adlerian psychology.  He was among the early instructors at the School, with Rudolf Dreikurs, Bernard Shulman, Harold Mosak, and Bina Rosenberg.  He played an important role in the development of our early courses, as well as the establishment of certification in Adlerian theory and methods.  

Through the years, Rev. Powers served as a teacher and mentor to hundreds of practitioners at the School. A master clinician and teacher, he was known for an extensive body of work, including collaborations with his wife, Adler School alumnus and Professor Emerita Jane Griffith. Together, they co-authored two books on Adlerian Psychology and numerous professional articles.  Jane Griffith is now semi-retired from education. Robert L. Powers continued to lecture extensively in the United States, Canada, and abroad after retirement and until his recent passing in April 2013.

The scholarship celebrates Bob and Jane’s work with students, professionals, and the public to create a community of dedicated and connected Adlerian practitioners. The scholarship provides awards to students based on financial need and academic merit. Contributions to the Robert L. Powers and Jane Griffith Scholarship Fund should be mailed to:

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Attn: Anthony Chimera
17 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Please make your check payable to the Adler School of Professional Psychology. For your convenience, you may also make your gift to the scholarship fund online here.

For more information, please contact Anthony Chimera, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at 312-662-4031 or achimera@adler.edu.