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School Psychology Grant

The UHV School Psychology program was recently awarded a $1.5 million Mental Health Demonstration Grant through the U.S. Department of Education to address the shortage of school-based mental health professionals.

Students accepted into the grant cohort will be trained as school psychologists starting in Fall 2024 and will become employed school psychologists in Fall 2027. All school-based training will take place in Katy ISD, with the goal of employment in the district after graduation.  

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Grant Benefits
How do UHV students benefit from the grant?

Tuition and fees paid for graduate school 

Stipends for books

 Stipend for childcare while attending school  Licensure exams and fees paid
Award winning supervision from Katy ISD

Graduate training in a nationally approved school psychology program

Professional organization membership Paid travel and attendance at school psychology conferences


If I am part of the grant, what does that mean?

You will be a graduate student in the UHV School Psychology program. All program requirements, coursework, and experiences that are required for the program are also required for grant recipients. The program takes 3 years full-time. You will do all your school-based training requirements, such as practicum and internship, in Katy ISD. The grant has additional requirements that will be included in your coursework to ensure you are well-trained and gain advanced experiences in Katy ISD. Those that participate in the grant are also expected to become members of state and national school psychology organizations, attend conferences to enhance their professional development, and participate in organizations to learn leadership skills.

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How can I be considered for the grant?

The grant will fully fund 10 students to start the School Psychology program in Fall 2024. Priority will be given to those students who have completed specific undergraduate courses (PSYC 4309 and 4305) during the 2023-2024 school year. But don’t worry! Even if you did not take those courses, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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What is the application process?

The application and all documentation must be submitted by February 15, 2024. Most of the application process is the same as the general application requirements for our School Psychology program.

  1. A bachelor’s degree and previous coursework in statistics, research, and abnormal psychology with a C or better (must be complete prior to the start of the fall semester).
  2. A graduate admissions application through + $25 application fee.
  3. Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges. 
  4. Official GRE General Test scores (waived for candidates with master's degree or higher).
  5. One letter of recommendation from a non-UHV, non-family source.
  6. One Recommendation Form
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Other Items You Will Need

In addition, if you would like to be considered for the grant, you must also submit:

  1. A resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  2. Responses to specific essay questions.
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Review Starts February 15

Review of information will start on February 15, 2024. All applications will be reviewed at that time by UHV School Psychology faculty and Katy ISD grant personnel. After reviewing applications, select applicants will be invited to a mandatory, in person interview held in Katy, TX. The interview date will be finalized in early Spring 2024.

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program contacts

Jennifer Reeder

Jennifer Reeder

Senior Academic Advisor

Jennifer Reeder


Phone: (281) 396-3712

Elise Hendricker

Elise Hendricker

Director, School Psychology

Elise Hendricker


Phone: (281) 396-3706

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Alumni, 2020, School Psychology