The Program

Each year, one or more fellowships may be awarded by the Fellowship Committee of the John Frederick Steinman Foundation to qualified persons seeking advanced study in the fields of psychiatry, psychology or social work. The fellowships may be renewed for a second year by the trustees upon review of evidence of progress by the fellow in the course of study for which the fellowship was granted.

Eligibility

The award will be available only to applicants in the fields of psychiatry, psychology and social work, as follows:
Psychiatry
An applicant who has received an M.D. or D.O. degree and wishes to continue study to become a trained psychiatrist; or an applicant who is already a trained psychiatrist who wishes to engage in advanced psychiatric study or other psychiatric subspecialty.
Psychology
An applicant holding a Bachelor’s Degree (or more advanced degree) from an accredited college or university who now wishes to engage in advanced study for the purpose of becoming a clinical psychologist or public school psychologist.
Social Work
Applicants holding Bachelor's Degrees (or more advanced degrees) from an accredited college or university who now wish to engage in advanced study for the purpose of becoming trained social workers. Applicants holding Bachelor's Degrees (or more advanced degrees) may be considered for special graduate training in mental health practice.

Selection

Selection will be made by a Fellowship Committee on the basis of scholastic record, personal qualifications, performance and future promise. A personal interview may be required. The award winner will be announced by May 1 of each year.

Obligation of the Recipient

Fellowships will be awarded to those who have obligated themselves to practice their profession within Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, or in such other location serving in substantial part, residents of Lancaster County as the Fellowship Committee shall approve. The number of years each fellow shall be obligated to practice within Lancaster County shall be at least equal to the number of years fellowship support is received.

Terms of the Fellowship

The amount of each fellowship may be $6,000. However, should an applicant have other support, the Steinman award will be reduced by:
Any amount which the committee feels brings the total support in the excess of the reasonable needs of an applicant.
The time and manner of payment of each Fellowship shall be determined by the committee.

Rules for the Winners

During the time that the fellowship is in effect, the holder must adhere to the following provisions:
1. Must enter the college, hospital or training center indicated when awarded the fellowship, not later than twelve months following the awarding.
2. Must pursue the course of study for which the fellowship was originally granted.
3. Must continue an uninterrupted period of study, with the exception of the usual study vacation. In case of required military service or serious illness, the fellowship may be held for the student.

Applications

To be eligible for the award announced each May, applications must be submitted by February 1 of the same year.
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Click for printable recommendation form (PDF).

Address applications, requests for applications or inquiries for further information to:

The John Frederick Steinman Fellowship Fund Committee
John Frederick Steinman Fellowship Fund Coordinator
8 West King Street
P.O. Box 1328
Lancaster, PA 17608-1328