Scholarships and Grant Applications Now Open




Scholarship/GrantsNow that we have your attention, let’s talk about your future. The CAMFT Educational Foundation gives away nearly $18,000 every year by offering three scholarships and one grant to deserving candidates. Each scholarship award is in the amount of $4,000, and the grant award is up to $2,500. 



Gerry Grossman Scholarship
To honor and support the work on MFTs who work with children, Gerry Grossman has set up a Fund for a qualified applicant who meets the following criteria to receive the scholarship:

  • A pre-graduate student enrolled in a Marriage and Family Therapy ("MFT") program including an MFT Trainee; or
  • An individual who has graduated from an MFT graduate program and who has or intends to apply for the Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences; or
  • An Associate Marriage and Family Therapist ("AMFT") registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences; AND
  • Who provides or intends to provide mental health treatment for children residing in California from birth up to age 10 pursuant to the criteria and policies of the Foundation.

Scott Hamilton and Frank Galassi Scholarship
This scholarship honors the memory of Frank Galassi and his partner of 30 years, Scott Hamilton by providing financial assistance to a person who exhibits the following:

  • Enrolled in an approved or accredited program leading to a degree which meets the requirements of Sections 4980.37, 4980.40, and 4980.41 of the Business and professions code, OR pursuing an advanced degree or certification beyond the qualifying degree for the license.
  • Is in good academic standing and has demonstrated a high degree of academic achievement.
  • Has demonstrated financial need.
  • Participates actively in LGBTQ+ community and/or civic events.
  • Has demonstrated a commitment to the profession of marriage and family therapy (membership in CAMFT is one indicia of commitment) and intends to work with the LGBTQ+ Community upon licensure.


The Online Application for each Scholarship and Grant makes it SUPER EASY to apply! To apply for one of these opportunities—or to nominate someone else—click here.

(*Must apply for a Scholarship or Grant) 

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