Christopher Peterson, a founding instructor in the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania, taught in word and deed that "other people matter." To honor the legacy of Chris’ life and contribution to positive psychology, the alumni of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania created a scholarship following in the tradition of Chris’s generosity to students and colleagues.
The Christopher Peterson Memorial Fellowship (CPMF), a partnership between the MAPP Alumni Association, Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences, and the Positive Psychology Center, provides tuition remission of up to 50% to one or more new MAPP students annually. Recipients demonstrate service to others, academic merit, and financial need. MAPP explicitly welcomes a diverse classroom of scholars, and this scholarship is intended to reduce barriers and enhance pathways to scholarship for candidates that might not otherwise be able to attend. The CPMF application process is highly competitive, and the scholarship is partial, so we encourage applicants to continue to pursue other forms of financial aid in addition to the CPMF.
All scholarship application materials and forms must be submitted by March 15.