"The Fielding Graduate University Scholarship shows that Fielding is a caring community with learners in mind. I am grateful and would like to say thanks."

Carnell Colebrook-Claude, Clinical Psychology doctoral student

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New scholarship in memory of Will Kouw

Faculty Emeritus Will Kouw passed away in April 2016. He was a seminal figure in the origin of Fielding Graduate University. To honor him and support his lifelong commitment to existential/ phenomenological philosophy, psychotherapy, and research, his friends established a scholarship in his name. The Will Kouw Award will be given annually to Fielding students whose scholarship, research, clinical experience, and/or professional goals excel in incorporating existential/phenomenological theory.

 “Will was a beloved faculty member who made unique and vital contributions to the Clinical Psychology program,” says his colleague in clinical psychology, Sam Osherson. “As a mentor, he was a significant figure for many students who have gone on to accomplished professional careers.”

An anonymous donor will match gifts until the goal of $25,000 is reached to fund the award for 10 years. To contribute to the Will Kouw Award Fund, please click on the Giving button above, right, and use the Gift Designation pull-down menu on our donation form to designate your gift. Thank you.