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Apply for APAGS 2006 scholarships and awards

Learn to navigate the internship application process

Be an APAGS ambassador at convention

Apply for scholarship to attend workshop on teaching the psychology of men

ACT honors outstanding student advocates

Apply for APAGS 2006 scholarships and awards

The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) is accepting applications for its 2006 scholarships, grants and awards, which recognize students and those who support them for excellence in areas such as working with underserved populations or researching diversity.

To be eligible to apply or nominate a candidate, graduate students must be enrolled in good standing at least part time at a regionally accredited university. Applications and nominations must be received by May 1 unless otherwise noted. For application instructions and submission guidelines, visit the APA Awards Web site.

The awards are:

  • The David Pilon Scholarship for Training in Professional Psychology, a $1,000 scholarship to support training and education in professional practice.

  • The Ellin Bloch and Pierre Ritchie Honorary Scholarship, a $1,000 prize that honors research on a social issue or underrepresented group in psychology; the 2006 topic is "Mind/Body Connection."

  • The Larry J. Bass Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award, a $1,000 scholarship for research on the regulation of psychology, such as analysis of the impact of prescription privileges on the practice and regulation of psychology.

  • The Scott Mesh Honorary Scholarship for Research in Psychology, a $1,000 prize for dissertation research in any field of psychology.

  • The Raymond D. Fowler Award, which honors a psychologist who has made an outstanding contribution to students' professional development.

  • The Department of the Year Award, a $1,000 prize that honors a graduate psychology department for excellence in meeting students' needs.

  • The Diversity Dissertation Scholarship, a $1,000 prize to support a dissertation concerning issues of diversity.

  • The APAGS Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Dissertation Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship, new this year, that encourages outstanding research in the area of LGBT concerns.

  • The APAGS Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns Grant Program, a $500 grant for a project that promotes training and educational experiences in LGBT practice.

  • The Nancy B. Forest and L. Michael Honaker Master's Scholarship for Research in Psychology, a $1,000 award for thesis research at the master's level in any field of psychology.

  • The Kenneth and Mamie Clark Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Professional Development of Ethnic Minority Graduate Students, which honors an ethnic-minority psychologist for contributions to the academic and professional development of minority students.

  • The APAGS Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs Grant Program, which offers several $500 grants to support projects on recruiting, retaining or enhancing the training of ethnic-minority graduate students. The application deadline is July 1.

  • The Board of Professional Affairs-APAGS Award for Distinguished Professional Contribution by a Graduate Student, a $1,000 prize that honors a graduate student for his or her work with an underserved population. The award offers free travel to APA's 2006 Annual Convention in New Orleans, Aug. 10-13. The application deadline is June 1.

 


Learn to navigate the internship application process

APAGS will host a preconvention internship workshop on Aug. 9 in New Orleans prior to APA's 2006 Annual Convention. The workshop will offer students tips on finding a psychology internship and guidance on the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers application and Match process. Participants will receive a free copy of "Internships in Psychology: The APAGS Workbook for Writing Successful Applications and Finding the Right Match" (APA, 2004). Registration costs $25 for APAGS members and $30 for nonmembers.

Registration after July 15 is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers.

 


Be an APAGS ambassador at convention

Students looking to maximize their networking opportunities at APA's 2006 Annual Convention in New Orleans, Aug. 10-13, can sign up to be an ambassador for APAGS. Ambassadors provide information on convention events, distribute APAGS promotional items and monitor APAGS programs by taking head counts and collecting participant evaluations. For details, visit the APA Convention Web site.

 


Apply for scholarship to attend workshop on teaching the psychology of men

APA's Div. 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity) is offering seven graduate student scholarships to attend a continuing-education program titled "Teaching the Pyschology of Men" at APA's 2006 Annual Convention inNew Orleans.

The introductory workshop will use the theoretical and empirical literature on men and masculinity to show participants how to create a psychology of men course or how to infuse content into existing courses on gender or the psychology of women.

For more information, e-mail Jim O'Neil, PhD, Chair, Div. 51 Committee on Teaching the Psychology of Men,.

 


ACT honors outstanding student advocates

The APAGS Advocacy Coordinating Team (ACT) congratulates its state advocacy coordinators and campus representatives for their outstanding work within APAGS-ACT. The following students were recognized between September 2005 and November 2005:

The ACT Excellence in Leadership Award winners are:

  • Heath Gordon, of West Virginia University, state advocacy coordinator for West Virginia.

  • Charity Tabol, of Northeastern University, and state advocacy coordinator for Massachusetts.

  • Sunny Windingstad, of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and state advocacy coordinator for Tennessee.

The ACT Campus Leadership Award winners are:

  • Veronica Bordes, Arizona State University.

  • Brandy Hellmann, Chestnut Hill College.

  • Clare Hey, University of Iowa.

  • Andrea Kleiver, Nova Southeastern University.

  • Lee Land, University of Texas.

  • Joy Moel, University of Iowa.

  • Ruth Monteith, University of South Dakota.

  • Melissa Noya, Carlos Albizu University.

  • Samantha Outcalt, Southern Illinois University.

  • Jennifer Piqueira, Fairfield University.

  • Marc Silva, Marquette University.

For more information on the ACT Network, visit APAGS ACT.  

-E. Packard

Students: Vote for APAGS Leaders

The ballot period for the 2006 APAGS elections will take place March 27–April 28. During the ballot period, APAGS members can read candidate statements and vote online at the APAGS Web site: www.apa.org/apags. APAGS encourages all members to vote.