Global I​​mpact Scholarship

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Deadline: October 3, 2022

10 recipients will be selected to receive $1000 each for this scholarship. Award will be disbursed to the recipient's student account and apply to any existing balance. 

Scholarship Application Prompt

Please articulate how you envision your contribution to the growth and progress of psychology in your home country after returning with your degree from TCSPP. Within the context of your international journey, what could fellow students, faculty, and staff learn from the most compelling and unique aspect of your experience.  

Eligibility Criteria: 

Applicants for this scholarship: 
- Must be new or returning international students in Active school status and good academic standing 
- Must be enrolled full time at one of the TCSPP’s on-ground campuses in Fall semester  
- Must have maintained Nonimmigrant Status 
- Applicants can only apply for one scholarship each year offered by IPS 

Options for Application Submission:

- Essay + Photos:  Essay must be 1000 words maximum. 3 photos must be included in the essay document. The photos may be a professional profile photo, photo back home, photo at TCSPP studying or working as CWS, Practicum or other professional experiences. Please make sure to provide captions to your photos. 
Essay Format: Word doc. 

- Video / Youtube: The length of the video can vary between 3-minute minimum to 15-minute maximum. The video should demonstrate your cultural background, educational experiences, and the journey that led you to the field of psychology. Reading your essay in front of a camera is not considered as a video submission. Video Format: Youtube link or mp4 attachment.

- Blog or Online Scrapbook:  Content must be 1000 words maximum. Minimum 3 photos must be included in the submission and can be a profile photo, photo back home, photo at TCSPP studying or working as CWS, Practicum or Internship. Format: Presentation, slides, other online format that allows access. Please make sure to provide captions to your photos. 

2021 Winners

Isha Mahajan- Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology; India

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"I hope to collaborate with my fellow mental health professionals in India in developing outreach programs that make mental health services more accessible for communities that have been underserved for decades."

Sara Zulghena- M.A. in Counseling Psychology; Syria

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"I believe coming from a non-western country that has been undergoing a brutal war allows me to contribute to the learning and teaching experiences of my peers and teachers at TCSPP."

Wongthipa Wongserbchart- Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology; Thailand

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"My mission as a future clinical psychologist is to bridge the gap of inequity, facilitating greater access to mental health resources and allowing individuals to help themselves in a sustainable manner."

Simran Agarwal- Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology; India

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"At TCSPP, I have learned the importance of supervision and mentorship. The mentors I have had here have not only encouraged me to continue pushing myself professionally, but also made it easier for me to be away from home and adapt to a novel culture in an unknown country."

Shake Hovhannisyan- Psy.D. in Applied Clinical Psychology; Armenia

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"Today, more than ever, there is a high need of trained specialists, especially in rural regions where families from Nagorno-Karabakh are staying. I truly believe that I can contribute to our community with my training and education."

Miriam Boateng- Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology; Ghana

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"Successfully completing my doctoral studies will be a gateway to the many doors yet to be opened. I will not only be the first of my family to have a masters degree but also a docotorate."

Vanshika Gupta- Ph.D. in ABA; India

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"My goal is to use my degree from TCSPP as well as my experiences outside the classroom to start a holistic mental health not-for-profit organization back home in Delhi."

Colm Johnston- Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology; United Kingdom

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"I am excited to see what experiences await me at TCSPP and to use all of them, alongside my degree, to help plug the systemic gap in psychological services for underrepresented groups in my home country."

Amina Ayodeji-Ogundirun- Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership; Nigeria

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"The impact of my doctoral study in my home country is highly significant. I am months away from becoming Dr. Ayodeji-Ogundirun and cannot wait to use my accomplishment to positively impact the Nigerian people."

Monica Michikao-Sato- Ph.D. in International Psychology; Philippines

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"I realize that the study of international relations is still myopic, we view international events through schools of thought and see people as merely statistics. Moving forward, that is something that I want to fix and integrate in own work as a young academic professional." 

Blessing Agoha- Ph.D. in Business Psychology ; Nigeria

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"Stduying abroad has widened my horizon in terms of the way I think, the strategies I employ in solving issues, the way, and manner of handling challenges and relating with fellow students and staff." 


Jaya Motwani- M.A. in CMHC; India
Manami Furuhashi- B.A. in Psychology; Japan
Darshita Shah- Ph.D. in BP/IO; India
Hannah Bondarenko- Ph.D. in I/O Psychology; Ukraine
Hraday Sabhaya- Ph.D. in Business Psychology; India
Yu-Tuo Liao- Ph.D. in BP/IO; Taiwan
Brenda Mutura- Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology​; Kenya
Samrajya Lakshmi Manchikantoi- M.A. in CMHC; India

2020 Winners

Himaya Rajapakse, Sri Lanka, Psy.D., Clinical Psychology
Harveen Sekhon, Canada, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
Meher Sharma, India, Psy.D., Clinical Psychology
Sindisiwe Mbeje, South Africa, Ph.D., Organizational Leadership
Rooha Rowhani, South Africa, Psy.D., Clinical Psychology
Sania Ahmed, India, Psy.D., Clinical Psychology
Xiaojing Ma, China, Psy.D., Marriage and Family Therapy
Hanna Bondarenko, Ukraine, M.A., Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Phoebe Ka Yin Tse, Hong Kong, Psy.D., Clinical Psychology
YuTuo Liao, Taiwan, Ph.D., Business Psychology
Hina Wain, Canada, Psy.D., Clinical Psychology
Dilara Kosak, Turkey, Psy.D., Clinical Psychology
Katharina Tesmer, Germany, M.A., Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Ademola Owolabi, Nigeria, Ph.D., Organizational Leadership Psychology
​Begum Rokeya, Bangladesh, Ph.D.,International Psychology
Kelly Oriane Hirwa Ntwali, Rwanda, Ph.D., Business Psychology
Anureet Gill, Canada, Psy.D., Clinical Psychology

2019 Winners

Eva Lahmann- Costa Rica, M.A., Clinical mental Health Counseling
Harveen Sekhon- Canada, Psy.D., Clinical Psychology
Amina Ayodeji-Ogundirun- Nigeria, M.A., Organizational Psychology
Himaya Rajapakse- Sri Lanka, Psy.D., Clinical Psychology
Sharon Tawiah- ghana, M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Hardik Kotak- India, M.A., Counseling Psychology
Aira Agbayani- Philippines- M.A., Forensic Psychology
Caroline Campbell- canada, Psy.D., Clinical Psychology
Camila ramirez-Suarez- Colombia- M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy

2018 Winners
Annita Palizi - Great Britain, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology 
Arije Rabhi - Tunisia, M.A. Marital and Family Therapy
Harold Steger - Canada, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology 
Sandhiya Baladhandapani - India, M.A. Counseling Psychology  
Isha Mahajan - India, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology 
Judith Crabbe - Ghana, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology 
Kevin DeDace - Philippines, Ph.D. Organizational Leadership  
Kgololesego Ledibane - South Africa, M.A. Forensic Psychology 
Tong Yu - China, M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology 
Nattagorn Wongjantara - Thailand, M.A. Counseling Psychology 
Parita Gala - India, M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology 
Sindile Dlamini - South Africa, Ph.D. International Psychology 
Vanessa Coutinho - India, M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
2017 Winners
Rooha Rowhani - South Africa, PsyD. Clinical Psychology
Akshaya Parthasarathi - India, M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Anindita Panda - India, M.A. Counseling Psychology
Bilge Karakulak - Turkey, M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Carla DaCunha - South Africa, M.A. Counseling Psychology
Ching Yu Chen - Taiwan, M.S. Applied Behavioral Analysis
Darshita Shah - India, M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Dianing Lupitasari - Indonesia, M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Ioanna Xenophontos - Cyprus, M.A. Counseling Psychology
Jesmin Akter - Bangladesh, PhD. Business Psychology
Lulu Kavishe - Tanzania, PhD. Business Psychology
Seh Young Kim - South Korea, PsyD. Clinical Psychology
Suchismita Kadam - India, M.S. Applied Behavioral Analysis
Syed Hamza Quadri - Pakistan, PsyD. Clinical Psychology
SzuYu Yang - Taiwan, M.A. Marriage & Family Therapy
Tricia Dangcalan - Philippines, M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Tsvetomila Kachovska - Bulgaria, PhD. Organizational Leadership
Zeel Kinkhabwala - India, M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology

2016 Winners​
Winifred Nakitare - Kenya, M.A. Forensic Psychology
Ruchita Chandrashekar - India, M.A. Counseling Psychology
Lu Jin - China, M.A. Counseling Psychology
Terrell Black - The Bahamas, M.A. Counseling Psychology
Jennifer Drummelsmith - Canada, PsyD. Clinical Psychology
Gabriela Baumann - Canada, PsyD. Clinical Psychology
Rickell Curry - The Bahamas, M.A. Counseling Psychology
Yipian Yang - China, PsyD. Clinical Psychology
Martine Soernskog - Norway, M.A. I/O Psychology
Simran Agrawal - India, M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis
Nyasha Chikowore - Zimbabwe, PsyD. Clinical Psychlogy

2015 Winners

Claire Openshaw - South Africa, Counseling

Lirio Rubyrose - Philippines, Industrial & Organizational

Lai Nickolas - Malaysia, Industrial & Organizational

Elissa Hashemi - Iran, Organizational Leadership

Maron Mwai - Kenya, Industrial & Organizational

Sindile Dlamini - South Africa, International Psychology

Zhenni Li - China, Counseling

Manuel Murillo - Columbia, Counseling

Jewel Taylor - The Bahamas, Forensic

Karina Kuzemkina - Russia, Industrial & Organizational

2014 Winners

Jin Kylie Roxas -  from Philippines - Counseling Psychology​

Kgololesego Ledibane  – from South Africa – Forensic Psychology

Nibha Rastogi – from United Kingdom – Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Philo Oyoua Lomba – from Gabon – International Psychology

Tara Frem – from Canada – Clinical PsyD​​​​​