From the APA Public Interest Directorate

The Edward Zigler Scholarship was established in 2003 to honor Dr. Zigler for his dedication to Head Start children and families.

National Head Start Association Presents the Zigler Research Scholarship

The Edward Zigler Scholarship was established in 2003 to honor Dr. Zigler for his dedication to Head Start children and families. Dr. Zigler is Sterling Professor of Psychology Emeritus and director of the Center in Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University. In 1964, Dr. Zigler, was on the panel of experts who created the Head Start Program. He is credited with conceiving policies such as family leave and is the founder of the School of the 21st Century. The Zigler Scholarship is being funded by the Helen H. Taylor National Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Selection Process
All application materials must be received by the National Head Start Association no later than February 1, 2006. The scholarship award winner will be announced at the NHSA 33rd Annual Conference in Detroit, Michigan.

Award
One $3,000 scholarship

Criteria for Selection
To be eligible for scholarship consideration, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled at an accredited college or university.

  • Be pursuing a Ph.D. in research with an emphasis on psychology, public policy, education, or a related discipline.

  • Submit a completed application form.

  • Provide three letters of recommendation from the following:
    a) Professor
    b) Employer
    c) Personal

  • Provide a resume or personal statement which illustrates a commitment to helping children and families.

  • Submit a 400-word, typewritten, double-spaced essay explaining the importance of early intervention in the lives of children.

Note: Failure to meet any of the above criteria will result in elimination!

Rating Criteria:
1. Letters of recommendation................................................................................30 points
2. Resume or personal statement..........................................................................30 points
3. Essay .........................................................................................................................40 points
TOTAL POINTS.............................................................................................................100 points

A distinguished panel of judges will make the final selection. Judges will consider completeness of application.


Call for Nominations – 2006 - Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) Leadership Awards

The APA Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) invites nominations for its twenty second annual Leadership Awards. These awards serve to actively demonstrate CWP’s commitment to ensure that women receive equity both within psychology and as consumers of psychological services, and that issues pertaining to women are kept at the forefront of psychological research, education, training, and practice.

Nominees will be identified as “emerging” or “distinguished” leaders in one or more areas of influence: service provision, scholarship, public interest, and service in psychology. Emerging leaders are psychologists who have received their doctorate within the past 15 years, have made a substantial contribution to women in psychology and show promise of an extensive, influential career. Distinguished leaders are psychologists who have worked for 15 years or more after receiving their doctorate. They should have a longstanding influence on women’s issues and status and should be recognized leaders in their area of expertise.

The following categories are used to examine each candidate’s work and qualifications for receiving an award. Successful candidates will have made significant contributions in one or more of the following areas:

Service Provision
Recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding delivery of psychological services to women. Such leadership includes working directly with women, directing and/or supervising psychological services for women, and/or development of innovative psychological services for women.

Scholarship
Recognizes innovative, high-quality research accomplishments that impact women’s lives or improve their status. Such leadership includes but is not limited to: a) increasing our general knowledge and understanding of women’s experiences and development; b) developing theory and research relevant to decreasing societal biases (e.g., sexism, racism, heterosexism, abelism, ageism, etc.) that impede the advancement of women. Relevant activities include publication, teaching and mentoring.

Public Interest
Recognizes individuals whose efforts have furthered the welfare of women. Such leadership includes but is not limited to: a) promoting legislation which improves the welfare of women; b) increasing the representation of women in psychology and society; c) advocating for the rights of women; d) advancing the utilization of psychology to enhance women’s lives; e) challenging the discrimination and harassment of all women; and f) improving the welfare of underrepresented subpopulations of women in psychology and society.

Service in Psychology
Recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their service to psychology. Such leadership includes serving in multiple leadership positions in the governance of psychology oriented groups, having a sustaining impact and influence on women’s issues in policy and procedures in professional organizations, and/or tackling important and significant issues for women as part of their leadership activities.

Procedures for Making Nominations
All nominations must include a brief statement of support for the nominee (500-word maximum), a current vita (6 copies), and three letters of reference (6 copies of each letter). Reference letters should indicate whether the candidate is being nominated as an emerging or a distinguished leader, as well as the categories in which the candidate has made contributions (service recognition, scholarship, public interest, and/or service in psychology); additionally, letters should address the nominees’ leadership activities, contributions, and scope of influence that advance knowledge for and about women, foster understanding of women’s lives, and improve the status of women and underrepresented populations of women in psychology and society.

Current CWP members, members of APA’s Board of Directors, individuals who have announced candidacy for APA President, and APA staff are not eligible. CWP members cannot make nominations. Award recipients, selected by CWP in March, will be announced at the APA Convention in Washington, DC, August 2005.

Prior recipients of the CWP Leadership Awards include:

1985
Florence Denmark, PhD (distinguished)
Lorraine Eyde, PhD (distinguished)
Carolyn Payton, EdD (distinguished)

1986
Anke Ehrhardt, PhD (distinguished)
Kathleen Grady, PhD (emerging)
Nancy Felipe Russo, PhD (distinguished)

1987
Hannah Lerman, PhD (distinguished)
Martha Mednick, PhD (distinguished)
Barbara Wallston, PhD (distinguished) (posthumous)

1988
Helen Astin, PhD (distinguished)
Ursula Delworth, PhD (distinguished)
Michele Paludi, PhD (emerging)

1989
Lillian Comas Diaz, PhD (emerging)
Nancy Henley, PhD (distinguished)
Phyllis Katz, PhD (distinguished)

1990
Laura Brown, PhD (emerging)
Virginia O'Leary, PhD (distinguished)
Judith Worell, PhD (distinguished)

1991
Hortensia Amaro, PhD (emerging)
Bernice Lott, PhD (distinguished)
Rhoda Kesler Unger, PhD (distinguished)

1992
Marilyn Safir, PhD (distinguished)
Bonnie Strickland, PhD (distinguished)
Lenore E. A. Walker, EdD (distinguished)

1993
Annette Brodsky, PhD (distinguished)
Ellen Kimmel, PhD (distinguished)
Maria Root, PhD (emerging)

1994
Alice Eagly, PhD (distinguished)
Barbara Gutek, PhD (distinguished)

1995
Association for Women in Psychology and its founders (distinguished)

1996
Alice Chang, PhD (distinguished)
Pamela Reid, PhD (distinguished)

1997
Dorothy Cantor, PsyD (distinguished)
Faye Crosby, PhD (distinguished)
Christine Hall, PhD (distinguished)

1998
Carol Gilligan, PhD (distinguished)
Norine G. Johnson, PhD (distinguished)
Cheryl B. Travis, PhD (distinguished)
Margaret Heldring, PhD (emerging)
Susan L. Morrow, PhD (emerging)

1999
Rachel Hare-Mustin, PhD (distinguished)
Reiko Homma True, PhD (distinguished)
Jeannette R. Ickovics, PhD (emerging)

2000
Irene H. Frieze, PhD (distinguished)
Janet T. Spence, PhD (distinguished)
Melba J.T. Vasquez, PhD (distinguished)

2001
Kay Deaux, PhD (distinguished)
Susan K. Nolen-Hoeksema, PhD (distinguished)
Helen Coons, PhD (emerging)

2002
Arnold S. Kahn, PhD (distinguished)
Rebecca Campbell, PhD (emerging)
Deborah L. Tolman, PhD (emerging)

2003
Beverly Greene, PhD (distinguished)
Mary Koss, PhD (distinguished)
Vickie Mays, PhD (distinguished)

2004
Ellyn Kaschak, PhD (distinguished)
Lisa Diamond, PhD (emerging)
Lisa Najavits, PhD (emerging)

2005
Lydia P. Buki, PhD (emerging)
Christine Courtois, PhD (distinguished)
Ethel Tobach, PhD (distinguished)

Nominations and supporting materials must be postmarked by Tuesday, January 31, 2006. Incomplete nominations, and materials sent after the deadline, will not be reviewed. Send nominations materials to: Gabriel Twose, Women's Programs Office, American Psychological Association, at the APA address or via Email.