The Nancy Fawcett Memorial Scholarship Fund helps make group training available to those who may not always be able to afford the full tuition for our training activities. Donations are solicited throughout the year from GPALA members as well as from all those who wish to contribute to this effort. Anyone can make a donation at anytime throughout the year, including when renewing your membership or when registering for a training event.

We have recently dedicated our scholarship fund to Nancy Fawcett who passed away in February.   Nancy was not only a beloved member of our group therapy community, but also dedicated herself to strengthening our scholarship fund over the past several years.   Through the memorial fund, we will continue to honor her love for GPALA and group therapy, as we provide scholarships to those needing assistance to attend our events.

Scholarships are given to both members and non-members of GPALA for the three major training events held each year, the Principles of Group Psychotherapy, the two day Annual Conference and the one day Conference. GPALA has a special interest in making our educational activities affordable to group therapists and in particular to those working in community settings and with under-served populations. Each scholarship applicant is asked to pay as much of the tuition as they can, there are no full scholarships given , and we hope to be able to help as many applicants as possible with the funds we have available. Please be sure to apply for a scholarship as soon as possible and certainly by the deadline given on the registration form. We cannot guarantee that all applicants will receive a scholarship since our scholarship funds are limited. We work to respond to applicants within a week of when the application has been received.

Apply for a GPALA Scholarship

For more information, please contact the GPALA Scholarship Fund Chair at