Due to the high volume of applications received, and our commitment to award something to everyone that applies, we are no longer accepting applications for the April 2024 award cycle.

SPT Foundation Scholarships

From exchange rates, living in war zones, needing to travel large distances, socio-economic influences, working in settings that pay lower wages, underrepresented minorities, or marginalized populations, we recognize that there are many reasons that can make play therapy training cost prohibitive for an individual.

The intent of our scholarships is to reduce financial barriers for clinicians who are interested in attending play therapy training, but are not able to due to cost.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship please scroll down for more details.

Our scholarships are available to clinicians that have a financial need such that they could not pursue play therapy training without a scholarship. The SPT Foundation does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religious orientation, etc to receive the funds.

Because there are limited funds available for scholarships, we ask candidates to please reflect on whether they truly need a scholarship to proceed. We want to ensure that funds are available for those who need them most.

Applications which are eligible and complete are accepted throughout the year. Scholarships are awarded two times per year in April and October.

As there are limited funds awarded per scholarship cycle, if necessary, we (the scholarship committee) may suggest a different scholarship cycle for the application. We endeavor to respond to applications via email within three weeks to notify applicants of receipt and which scholarship cycle their application will be considered for. If you have submitted an application and have not heard from us in 30 days, please contact us.

The SPT Foundation has two categories of awards. Awards below $2,000 USD and awards between $2,000 – $4,000 USD. $4,000 USD is the highest award amount provided.

To apply for the SPT Foundation Scholarship, please download the instructions below and email us at foundation@synergeticplaytherapy.com. In order for us to properly assess your application, all questions must be answered.

Download Application Instructions

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