APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student In Professional Psychology

This award honors a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding practice and application of psychology.

Deadline: June 1, 2015; June 1, 2016

Sponsors: APA Board of Professional Affairs (BPA); American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS)

Description

The Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology is awarded on an annual basis by the Board of Professional Affairs (BPA) and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) to a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding practice and application of psychology.

Eligibility

A qualified candidate must demonstrate exemplary performance in working with an underserved population in an applied setting OR have developed an innovative method for delivering health services to an underserved population. Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply from all psychology sub-specialties (e.g., clinical, counseling, organization, school, health, etc) and can be self-nominated or nominated by a member of the American Psychological Association (APA). However, all self-nominations must be endorsed by a member of APA (i.e., faculty, supervisor) who serves the function of a nominator.

All nominees must have excellent overall personal and professional reputations. Nominees should not have received disciplinary action from a state board of examiners in psychology and must have no history of ethical violations at the state or national level.

How to Apply

All self-nominations must be endorsed by a member of APA (i.e., faculty, supervisor) who serves the function of a nominator.

Required Materials

1) 1,000-word or less summary of work with an underserved population. That must include:

  • A description of the student's work with an underserved population

  • An explanation of why said population is underserved

  • The status of the underserved population and number served

  • The nature of psychological services/work done

  • Its impact on addressing the needs of the identified population

2) Curriculum vitae and a letter of support from a member of APA, and in the instance of a self-nomination,  verification that the endorser will serve the role and complete the functions of a nominator.

The nominator/endorser will be expected to prepare the text for the award citation, attend the APA Annual Convention (at his or her own expense), serve as chair of the winner's award address, introduce the award recipient and prepare the written introduction for any APA publications wishing to publicize the award.

Please send nomination materials to:

Sheila Kerr
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

You may also reach her by phone at (202) 336-5878 or email.

Past Recipients
2014

Rebeccah A. Bernard, MA, MS
Allie Abrahamson, MS

2013

E. Lorena Navarro, MA

2012 

Melissa L. Anderson

2011

Jordan Braciszewski, PhD

2010

Will Q. Hua

2009

Julie E Braciszewski

2008 

Maryam M. Jernigan

2007

Gabriela Livas Stein

2006

Mona M. Amer

2005

Renee E. Derouin

2004

Tonia L. Nicholls

2003

Nnamdi Pole

2002

Anne S. Labowitz