Applications for an ECP credentialing scholarship are being accepted until October 15, 2018. 

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Are you interested in joining the National Register of Health Service Psychologists? If yes, but the application fee is a barrier, you should apply for a National Register Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Credentialing Scholarship.

These scholarships help ECPs (within 10 years of award of doctoral degree) become credentialed as Health Service Psychologists by covering the cost of the application fee.


To be eligible for an ECP credentialing scholarship, you must have graduated from an APA/CPA accredited or ASPPB/National Register designated doctoral program (see a list of designated programs). Candidates must be within 10 years of award of doctoral degree.

Since 2005, the National Register has awarded more than 2,700 credentialing scholarships to doctoral students, postdocs, and early career psychologists representing more than 250 different doctoral programs. We encourage you to take this opportunity to start your career as a credentialed health service psychologist. Credentialing scholarships are made possible by donations to the National Register Scholarship Fund. We appreciate the generosity of all of the contributors.

Required Materials

To apply for a credentialing scholarship, please complete the following:

  • Submit the ECP credentialing scholarship application form. Be prepared to upload your current, abbreviated CV (no longer than 2 pages) AND a cover letter describing your achievements and goals as an early career psychologist, as well as an explanation of how the National Register of Health Service Psychologists credential will directly and positively impact your career.
  • Request the National Register licensed psychologist credentialing application.
  • To qualify for the ECP scholarship you must be licensed as a psychologist. If you are not licensed, indicate when you anticipate becoming licensed at the independent practice level.
  • Do NOT submit credentialing application fees if you are applying for a credentialing scholarship that will cover these fees if awarded. Scholarships are not awarded retroactively and will only pay for application fees not yet submitted. Paid application fees will not be refunded.

Upon the receipt of a credentialing scholarship, the award winner has 120 days to complete the National Register application and submit all relevant materials.

Doctoral students and postdoctoral trainees are not eligible for the ECP scholarship, but can apply for the NPTR scholarship.