Scholarship Support

As a training center, the Institute has a commitment to provide training to practitioners who need but cannot otherwise afford high quality instruction.
Ensuring that talented mental health professionals have access to quality training, resources, and support is a core Institute priority.

It is only through visionary leadership and generosity that we are able to fulfill this commitment. Scholarship gifts support the next generation of mental health professionals. Direct your gift to the general scholarship fund to support Institute students, contribute to an endowed scholarship, or consider opportunities to support the next generation. Every gift matters for every student.  To donate, use the form below…

By the numbers…

                                                    Actual Cost                 Av. Tuition Charge              Av. Scholarship
Analytic Training                            $10,481                       $3,688                                    $1,144
                                             $5,395                         $4,128                                   $1,533
*Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program

Here are some of the ways that education at the Institute is accessible to talented students:

Eric J. Nuetzel, MD Fund

Initiated in the summer of 2006, with a lead gift from Mitchell and Joan Markow, to support the analytic training of one full time academic per year in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. Such individuals use their analytic training to inform and advance their own research interests bringing psychoanalysis into universities, and university faculty into psychoanalysis, thereby enriching the intellectual environment of the Institute while advancing human knowledge. The recipient will be known as the Nuetzel Scholar.

Saul and Louise Rosenzweig Fund

Established in May 2011, with a gift from the Saul and Louise Rosenzweig Foundation, to provide scholarships for full-time academics taking classes in Analytic Training, Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, or the Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Psychotherapy programs. The Fund was created to support the lifelong work of Saul Rosenzweig to bridge the gap between Academic Psychology and Psychoanalysis. In his lifetime Saul Rosenzweig did this through his research, through his methodological approach to study the lives of creative individuals, and in his comprehensive history of the Freud-Jung visit.

Schiele Scholarship Fund

The Herbert S. Schiele Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarships to qualified analytic scholars or candidates who reside in St. Louis City or County to help them defray the cost of psychoanalytic training.

Bernoudy Scholarship

The Bernoudy Scholarship supports students in the Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program.


In addition to the above funds, there are four scholarships created from tributes given in memory or honor of four long-time supporters of the Institute:

The John M. Drescher, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Stephen L. Post, MD Memorial Scholarship

The Drs. Robert and Elsie Meyers Scholarship

Paul’s Progress Scholarship

Endowed scholarships make a lasting impact on mental health in the community. For more details, contact Cathy Krane at or 314-361-7075 x.323.