Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center

April 04, 2007 11:15 ET

Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center Announces New Community Leadership Scholarship Program

SAN FRANCISCO--(Collegiate Presswire - April 4, 2007) - Dr. Lorne M. Buchman, President of Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, today announced the Saybrook Community Leadership Scholarship Program. The new program will enhance Saybrook's existing scholarship program for new students and will award up to ten renewable scholarships in amounts to $4,000 in the fields of psychology, organizational systems or human science.

In announcing the program, Dr. Buchman stated: "The goals of the new scholarship initiative are to identify and recognize individuals who are leaders in transformative change and who are contributing to new knowledge and awareness of humanistic principles in professional, local, or global communities. The scholarship is designed to enhance their contributions to community by supporting them in graduate study to explore new ideas and/or pursue innovative practice in their chosen professions. The scholarships will honor leadership in community service, social engagement, advocacy, activism, or outstanding professional practice in areas related to Saybrook's degree programs of Psychology, Organizational Systems or Human Science and/or its five concentration areas of Consciousness and Spirituality, Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology, Integrative Health Studies, Organizational Systems, and Social Transformation."

Scholarships will be awarded based on a review of the applicant's outstanding community leadership, academic merit, and demonstrated financial need. Awardees will be required to show the ability to complete a Saybrook degree program in a timely manner with a minimum of 12 units completed for the first academic year.

Scholarship applicants are required to complete the following steps:

1. Submit the online admissions application for a degree program and the associated application documentation by May 1, 2007.

2. Submit a one page letter of introduction (maximum of 500 words) that highlights the applicant's interest and qualifications for the Community Leadership Scholarship. Details of the applicant's qualifications and experience may be elaborated upon in the applicant's required personal essay.

3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Awardees will be notified by June 15, 2007. Recipients of the Community Leadership Scholarship may also be considered for Saybrook's New Student Scholarships (deadline June 1, 2007), subject to the guidelines for eligibility and award of those scholarships.

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center is a private, non-profit at-a-distance education institution offering M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology, Organizational Systems and Human Science. Grounded in the humanistic tradition and values, Saybrook's mission honors the human capacity for choice and growth and encourages each student to reach their highest levels of personal development and potential. For more information, visit

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