APF Graduate Student Scholarships

$1,000 to $5,000 general scholarships for graduate students in psychology.

Deadline: June 30, 2015

Sponsor: APF and the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology

Description

APF awards 16 annual scholarships for graduate student research:

  • $5,000 Charles and Carol Spielberger Scholarship.

  • $5,000 Harry and Miriam Levinson Scholarship.

  • $5,000 William and Dorothy Bevan Scholarship.

  • $3,000 Ruth G. and Joseph D. Matarazzo Scholarship.

  • $2,000 Clarence J. Rosecrans Scholarship.

  • $1,000 William C. Howell Scholarship.

  • $1,000 Peter and Malina James and Dr. Louis P. James Legacy Scholarship.

In conjunction with the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology, APF awards nine additional $1,000 scholarships.

Review Criteria

The major criteria are related to the research proposal. Proposals will be rated on the description of the context for the research (a brief literature review), the clarity and comprehensibility of the research question, the appropriateness of the research design, the general importance (theoretical, applied) of the research and the use of requested funds (with preference given for funds to actually conduct the research as opposed to tuition, travel, books and journals). Secondary criteria are related to the student's background, including previous publications or presentations at conferences, awards won at the student's institution, the letter of recommendations from the major advisor, breadth of courses taken and grades in courses.

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Eligibility

Graduate students enrolled in an interim master's program or doctoral program are eligible to apply. If a student is currently enrolled in a terminal master's program, the student must intend to enroll in a PhD program. Students at any stage of graduate study are encouraged to apply. The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduate students of psychology with research costs associated with the master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. The American Psychological Association Science Directorate administers the granting of the scholarships.

Each graduate department of psychology that is a member of COGDOP may submit nominations. The number of candidates that each member department is allowed to nominate depends upon the total number of students enrolled in the graduate program. Departments that have 100 or fewer students enrolled in their graduate programs may nominate one (1) candidate; departments that have 101-200 graduate students enrolled may nominate up to two (2) candidates; and departments that have more than 200 graduate students enrolled may nominate up to three (3) candidates. NOTE: nominees must be currently enrolled in the graduate program at the time grants are awarded.

APF encourages applications from individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability and sexual orientation.

How to Apply

Each application must include five (5) collated sets of the following materials:

  1. A completed application form (PDF, 195KB). Additional copies of the form may be photocopied and are also available on the COGDOP website.

  2. A 3-page maximum letter of recommendation from the nominee's graduate research advisor, with original signature. Please do not submit more than one letter of recommendation; only the letter of recommendation from the nominee's graduate research advisor will be forwarded for review. Copies of the letter should be included in the same application packet with the rest of the materials. All application materials must arrive together in one packet.

  3. A 3-page maximum brief outline of the nominee's thesis or dissertation research project (even if in progress). Outlines may be single or double-spaced and margin sizes are at the discretion of each applicant. The 3-page outline may include up to 2 additional pages of references. We encourage you to use your best judgment on the format and content of your application, and to get your advisor’s feedback on a draft of the entire application packet before completing it.

  4. A curriculum vitae and a transcript (an unofficial/student copy is acceptable) of all graduate coursework completed by the nominee.

All application materials must be delivered in one complete package on or before the application deadline. All applicants will be notified of selection decisions in the fall. Five collated sets of application materials (the originals plus four copies) must be included in each submission.

Past Recipients
2013
Dylan Gee
Justin Karr
Alexandra Rodman
Karen Pang
Erika Fulton
P. Priscilla Lui
Gary Glick
Jason Oliver
Jonathan Stange
Kathryn O'Toole
Adam Miller
Gabrielle D'Lima
Sunny Dutra
Janie Jun
Adriene Beltz
Read about the 2013 winners
2012

Amanda Venta
Erin Moran
Timothy Jarome
Erin Ward-Ciesielski
Stephanie Groman
Justin Karr
John Medaglia
Kelly McWilliams
Darya Zabelina
Lisham Ashrafioun
Daniel Kopala-Sibley
Emily Cogsdill
Shayna Henry
Lauren Richmond
Lauren Margulieux
Read about the 2012 winners

2011

Stephen Becker
Kristy Benoit
Erik Girvan
Courtney Gosnell
Gloria Luong
Jessica Keeney
Molly Walsh
Erin Thomas
Daniel Stout
Ann Johnson
Kevin Zabel
Brandon Warren
Aaron Haas
Read about the 2011 winners

2010

Konrad Bresin
Aaron Fisher
Kelsie Forbush
Larisa Heiphetz
Nanxin Li
Cecilia Martinez-Torteya
Ian McDonough
Eric Pedersen
Adam S. Smith
Michael K. Scullin
Eva Telzer
Jill Waring
Yung-Jui Yang
Read about the 2010 winners

2009

Peggy M. Zoccola
Joshua M. Carp
Saul L. Miller
Meghan W. Cody
Christine A. Conelea
Katie M. Edwards
Karim Kassam
Jennifer C. G. Larson
Meghan R. Miller
John J. Panos
Edward A. Selby
Michael T. Treadway
Xiaomeng Xu
Read about the 2009 winners

2008

Arathi Sethumadhavan
Kristen M. Culbert
Jennifer M. Brielmaier
Melody Manchi Chao
Rachel H. Lucas-Thompson
Melissa J. Mathews
Aimilia Papazoglou
Laura C. Rusch
Brenda Jeanette Salley
Naomi Samimi Sadeh
Julie Maria St. Cyr-Baker
Kimberly Allison Van Orden
Laura M. Widman

2007

Danielle Knatz Bello
David B. Portnoy
Robin L. Aupperle
Ethan H. Beckley
Leigh C. P. Botley
Whitney E. Botsford
Adam D. Brown
Kristin E. Flegal
Donna A. Kreher
Carissa A. Low
Sita G. Patel
Heather L. Rogers
Jennifer L. Wright

2006

Laura E. Knouse
Sarah A. Palyo
Lisa M. Christian
Sarah Frenkiel-Fishman
Matthew C. Hocking
Katherine H. Karlsgodt
Jeffrey D. Karpicke
Meghan D. McAuliffe
Beth Mechlin
Ilke Oztekin
Elizabeth J. Rahn
Lisa M. Sontag
Jenny C. Su

2005

Jillian Holm-Denoma
Jennifer Mohawk
Deann Atchley
Debbie Talmi
Eric D. Jackson
Julia Dmitrieva
Nina Kaiser
Karen M. Rodrigue
Kristen M. Kennedy
Emily Kuhl
Ryan Bogdan
Sara Chiara Haden
Simine Vazire

2004

Michael Cohen
Susan M. Kiene
Derek Evan Nee
Andrea B. Burns
Erik Chihhung Chang
Hsin-Chin Chen
Kara Dyckman
Jessica Lord Bean
Qian Lu
Leh Woon Mok
John V. Petrocelli
Michael Pitts
Erin Costanzo

2003

Dana Byrd
Stewart Shankman
Adam Brickman
Sherrie Delinsky
Stephen Gillaspy
Michael Himle
Jia Liu
Dominique Morisano
Elizabeth Podniesinski
Kalynn Schulz
Jessica Tracy
Lauren Warren

2002

Elizabeth Flanagan
Moria Smoski
Kristen Weede Alexander
Erika Bauer
Livia L. Gilstrap
Cynthia Huang-Pollock
Timothy C. Justus
Helen J. Kaczmarek
Angela Krom Fournier
Tamar Mendelson
Vinuta Rau
Donald J. Seyler
Oshin A. Vartanian

2001

Gilad Chen
Alexander J. Schut
Jennifer A. Block
Noel A. Card
Angela M. Carter
Amy N. Cohen
Michael J. Crowley
David A. Gallo
Elizabeth D. Krause
Matthew P. Martens
David J. Rademacher
Rocio Rivadeneyra
Jennifer W. Sutton