Becoming a Military Clinical Psychologist

U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program

How to Become an Army Psychologist

Army Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)

The U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) scholarship is an attractive opportunity for doctoral psychology students attending APA-accredited graduate programs in clinical or counseling psychology. This scholarship is available for funding the final one to two years of academic coursework prior to attending internship. Students can incur as much as $180,000 in debt during graduate school, making this scholarship an effective recruiting incentive through payment of tuition, books, fees and a monthly stipend. Students who are selected receive the scholarship at the beginning of the following academic year of training. The scholarship allows recipients to complete an annual active duty for training (ADT) at one of the internship sites. During ADTs, they have the opportunity to meet faculty, learn about the Army internship program, and gain familiarization with Army behavioral health. Student applicants should clearly understand that selection for an HPSP scholarship does not imply pre-acceptance for an Army internship. HPSP recipients must apply for an Army internship and if not selected must attend an APA-accredited civilian internship. For additional information, please see the HPSP website.


Army Recruiter Website
Note: Under the "Area of Interest" drop-down menu, you should select "Medical (AMEDD)" and “Type of Recruiting Officer” should be “Active Duty”