Master's Program: Scholarships

For each of the past seven years the IPAS team has been honored to administer the International Scholars in Addiction Studies (ISAS) scholarship program. The ISAS program, which is made possible by a generous gift from Indivior Inc., formerly known as Reckitt-Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, offers select students funds to be applied towards IPAS tuition over the course of their enrollment.  Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, although geographic distribution is also considered.  As the scholarship only covers part of tuition fees, qualifying students are required to pay any outstanding tuition charges, and must indicate their understanding of this responsibility upon acceptance of the scholarship monies. 

In 2017, more than $97,000 was available through the ISAS scholarship program. 

We are hopeful that several half-tuition scholarships will be available for students applying to Master's Program for the 2018-2019 academic year. Check back in late February 2018.

 How to Apply:

Scholarships are merit-based and both part-time and full-time MS students are eligible. Students applying to the Graduate Certificate Programme iptions are not eligible for ISAS awards.

Students wishing to be considered for funding through ISAS should indicate their interest in the personal statement submitted with their application form. Additionally, you must submit an essay that includes the following information:

1) An account of how the training you receive through the IPAS programme will further your work in addictions (in your organization, region, or nation) or will further the addictions field;

2) A summary of your academic and/or professional achievements in the addictions or related fields that might make you uniquely deserving of this award;

3) Mention of any financial reasons that make receipt of this award particularly important;

4) Consideration of your ability to pay the remaining tuition costs, as the scholarship only partially covers the cost of the programme.

Students interested in being considered for the scholarship must submit responses to these questions, along with a Curriculum Vitae (if not already provided) no later than June 9, 2018 to Mary Loos at Scholarship offer offers will be made no later than July 15, 2018.  Please contact Mary Loos ( with any questions.

 More details on amount, payment schedules and requirements will be made available at that time as well. Please note that you can only receive one scholarship.

Other Sources of Financial Aid:

We would also like to direct your attention to the following national scholarships:


American students enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits per semester may be eligible for financial aid. You can find about this on the VCU website:


Some information about financial aid is available here:

Scholarships are also available through the Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA): 


     Travelling Scholarships:

     PhD Studentship scheme:


Information on local grants can be found here:

Comorbidity Professional Development Scholarships

The Alcohol and Other Drugs and Mental Health Comorbidity Professional Development Scholarships Program is being coordinated by NCETA on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Eligible applicants can apply for scholarships to increase their capacity in the detection and treatment of co-occurring mental health and drug and alcohol-related problems.

Scholarships are available for existing, not-for-profit, incorporated, non-government owned organisations and/or their staff whose role substantially involves providing services to clients with AOD- or MH-related issues. The professional development activity for which funding is sought must be directly relevant to alcohol and other drugs where the applicant provides mainly MH-related services

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