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Which states are supporting students?

Be a student leader

Apply for 2008 APAGS scholarships and awards

Share your thoughts on disability access

Nominate your department for a diversity award

Which states are supporting students?

Help APAGS identify the state, provincial and territorial psychological associations (SPTAs) that do an outstanding job of promoting graduate student development and joint APAGS/SPTA membership.

These superstar SPTAs are eligible for the annual Outstanding State, Provincial or Territorial Psychological Association of the Year award, a $1,500 award presented annually by APAGS, APA's Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice and Div. 31 (State Psychological Association Affairs).

SPTAs that have won within the past five years are not eligible for the 2008 award. The application deadline is Jan. 15. For more information, visit APA Awards.

 

Be a student leader

APAGS is amassing its slate of candidates for the 2008 elections. Open positions include chair-elect, member-at-large, practice focus; member-at-large, diversity focus; member-at-large, science focus; and member-at-large, membership retention/recruitment focus.

APAGS is also accepting applications for chair of its Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs and its Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns. To apply, you must be an APAGS member and enrolled as a student in good standing in a graduate psychology program.

For position descriptions and information on how to run for office, visit www.apa.org/apags.

 

Apply for 2008 APAGS scholarships and awards

APAGS is now accepting applications for its 2008 scholarships, grants and awards, which recognize students, and those who support them, for excellence in several areas, such as working with underserved populations or researching diversity.

To apply or nominate a candidate, graduate students must be in good standing and enrolled at least part time at a regionally accredited university. Most applications and nominations must be received by May 16. For specific deadlines and application instructions, visit the APAGS Web site at www.apa.org/apags.

 

Share your thoughts on disability access

APA's Office on Disability Issues in Psychology is surveying disabled students about barriers they've experienced in psychology training programs. Responses are strictly confidential and will be used to help develop resources and improve training strategies for students with disabilities. For more information, contact Anju Khubchandani at (202) 336-6038.

 

Nominate your department for a diversity award

APA is accepting nominations for the Suinn Minority Achievement Awards, which are given to psychology departments that have demonstrated excellence in the recruitment, retention and graduation of ethnic-minority students. Nominations are due April 15. For more information, visit the APA OEMA Programs Web site.

-D. SCHWARTZ