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

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The National Psychologist Trainee Register helps students build and maintain a credentials profile that complies with national education and training standards, and positions them for the National Register Health Service Psychologist credential. Banking credentials helps students eliminate the arduous task of ordering official transcripts and searching for past supervisors later on in their career.

Are you interested in becoming credentialed by the National Register through its student program, the National Psychologist Trainee Register (NPTR)? If yes, but the application fee is a barrier, you should apply for an NPTR scholarship.

These scholarships help doctoral students and postdoc trainees become credentialed by the National Register by covering the cost of the application fee.


To be eligible for an NPTR scholarship, candidates must be 1) currently enrolled in a doctoral psychology program AND accepted for or currently on internship OR 2) completing postdoctoral supervised experience (candidates between internship training and postdoc are eligible). Not yet eligible to apply for the scholarship? Start banking practicum hours for free here. Candidates must be enrolled in or have completed an APA/CPA accredited or ASPPB/National Register Designated doctoral program.  All education and training must meet National Register credentialing requirements.

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 banking your Health Service Psychologist credentials. 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 NPTR 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 a psychology doctoral student or trainee, 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 Psychologist Trainee Register credentialing application.
  • 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 credentialing fees not yet submitted. Paid application fees will not be refunded.

Licensed psychologists are not eligible for the NPTR scholarship, but can apply for the Early Career Psychologist scholarship.