This award was created in honor of the significant contributions made by Charles and Shirley Thomas in the area of student mentoring and development, as well as their contributions toward making psychology responsive and relevant to the needs of the African American community.
Awards are presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Each award recipient is honored at a reception during the convention and receives an engraved plaque.
Candidates for this award should demonstrate significant contributions to the education and training of students of color as well as a professional presence within ethnic minority communities.
How to Apply
Nominations are generated from the membership of Division 45 and from the Awards Committee. Nominations are reviewed by the Awards Committee and voted on by the Division 45 Executive Committee during its midwinter meeting.
1993: Anderson J. Franklin; 1994: Derald Wing Sue; 2000: Thomas A. Parham; 2001: Nancy Boyd-Franklin; 2002: Hector Myers