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Palo Alto University

Palo Alto, CA

University Website:  www.paloaltou.edu
Apply Online:  www.paloaltou.edu/apply

Palo Alto University (previously the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology) is a not-for-profit free-standing educational institution in Palo Alto, California. It offers two undergraduate degree programs (BS in Psychology and Social Action and BS in Business Psychology) and six graduate programs: a PhD in clinical psychology; a Clinical Psychology/Clinical Neuroscience and Women's Health PhD in collaboration with Stanford University; a PsyD in clinical psychology as part of a consortium with Stanford University, and four masters' degree programs: an MA in Counseling Psychology, an MA in Counseling with emhasis on Forensic and Correctional Counseling, an MA in counseling with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling, and an MA in Counseling and an MS in Psychology both offered through distance learning. Palo Alto University subscribes to the practitioner-scientist training model, a variation of the Boulder scientist-practitioner model, which emphasizes clinical practice along with scientific training.

One of the unusual elements of Palo Alto University's organization is its interconnected relationship with Stanford University and its School of Medicine. PAU maintains two prominent doctoral programs in conjunction with Stanford University, often employs its students in Stanford research laboratories, houses prominent faculty members who teach at both institutions, and employs one of Stanford's most famous emeriti professors, Philip Zimbardo. Furthermore, along with other prominent members of the Stanford University faculty, the chair of the Stanford Department of Psychiatry holds a membership on the PAU board of trustees.

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Palo Alto University College Scholarships

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Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

Asian Pacific Fund

$5,000 April 08, 2022 See Details
 

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

Asian Pacific Fund

award

$5,000

deadline

April 08, 2022
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Vivienne Camp Scholarship

Jewish Family and Children's Services

Up to $4,350 Varies See Details
 

Vivienne Camp Scholarship

Jewish Family and Children's Services

award

Up to $4,350

deadline

Varies
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Iris and Roger (Spike) Wilkins Scholarship

Ventura County Community Foundation

$2,000 January 26, 2026 See Details
 

Iris and Roger (Spike) Wilkins Scholarship

Ventura County Community Foundation

award

$2,000

deadline

January 26, 2026
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Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship

Calaveras Big Trees Association

$1,500 April 15, 2022 See Details
 

Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship

Calaveras Big Trees Association

award

$1,500

deadline

April 15, 2022
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CalCPA Orange County/Long Beach Chapter Scholarship

California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Up to $3,500 April 15, 2022 See Details
 

CalCPA Orange County/Long Beach Chapter Scholarship

California Society of Certified Public Accountants

award

Up to $3,500

deadline

April 15, 2022
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Sarah Carter Scholarship

Humboldt Area Foundation

$1,000 March 01, 2022 See Details
 

Sarah Carter Scholarship

Humboldt Area Foundation

award

$1,000

deadline

March 01, 2022
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Tim Crossan Memorial Scholarship

Humboldt Area Foundation

$250 March 01, 2022 See Details
 

Tim Crossan Memorial Scholarship

Humboldt Area Foundation

award

$250

deadline

March 01, 2022
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Directing Change Student Film Contest

Each Mind Matters

Up to $1,000 March 01, 2022 See Details
 

Directing Change Student Film Contest

Each Mind Matters

award

Up to $1,000

deadline

March 01, 2022
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Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Varies Varies See Details
 

Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

award

Varies

deadline

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UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany

UAS7 International

Varies Varies See Details
 

UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany

UAS7 International

award

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deadline

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