American Psychological Foundation
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) and the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP) have awarded $16,000 in scholarships for the 200001 school year to support psychology graduate students.
Gilad Chen received this year's $3,000 Ruth G. and Joseph D. Matarazzo Scholarship and Alexander J. Schut received the $2,000 Clarence Rosecrans Scholarship. Eleven other graduate students received $1,000 scholarships. APF awards the scholarships to psychology graduate students who show merit and evidence of need.
Chen, the Matarazzo Scholarship recipient, is a doctoral candidate in industrial/organizational psychology at George Mason University. His research and teaching inter ests have focused on work motivation, leadership and teams, as well as quantitative methods and techniques. Each year, the Matarazzo Scholarship recognizes the top winner from among the COGDOP applicants, and Chen was selected specifically for his dissertation research, which examines a theoretical model that hypothesizes that motivational and interpersonal processes account for newcomer effectiveness in the context of work teams.
Schut, the Rosecrans Scholarship recipient, is a doctoral candidate in psychology at Pennsylvania State University. Schut has spent the past several years working on projects exploring the process and mechanisms of change in various forms of psychotherapy. His dissertation research focuses specifically on the change process in psychodynamic treatment. Schut will attempt to better understand the role of therapist techniques by examining both quantitative and qualitative aspects of various forms of intervention. His hypothesis is that crucial predictors of therapeutic change lie more with qualitative rather than quantitative aspects of therapist inter vention.
The $1,000 scholarship recipients were:
Jennifer A. Block, University of Albany, State University of New York.
Noel A. Card, St. John's University.
Angela M. Carter, Queen's College in Toronto, Ontario.
Amy N. Cohen, University of California, Los Angeles.
Michael J. Crowley, University of Maryland.
David A. Gallo, Washington University in St. Louis.
Elizabeth D. Krause, Duke University.
Matthew P. Martens, University of Missouri Columbia.
David J. Rademacher, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Rocio Rivadeneyra, University of Michigan.
Jennifer W. Sutton, University of Western Ontario.
Graduate departments of psychology that are COGDOP members in good standing nominate one or more candidates for these research scholarships, which can be used for books, supplies, scientific research or travel to a scientific meeting.
Reminder: Apply for neuropsychology scholarships
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) and Div. 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) are still accepting applications for the Henry Hécaen and Manfred Meier Neuropsychology scholarships. Each scholarship provides a graduate student with a one-year grant of $2,500 in recognition of his or her promise or achievement in graduate studies.
To apply, submit a letter that documents scholarly or research accomplishments. In addition, students should explain their need for this financial award and how it will be used. Letters should be co-signed by a faculty mentor or director of training after he or she has certified the accuracy of the student's presented information.
Send seven copies of the letter and any supporting materials to: Hécaen and Meier Scholar- ships, APF, at the APA address. All applications must be received by June 1.
APA partner offers major financial support
The Trammell Crow Property Management Company, a Texas-based real estate management and development firm that manages the two APA office buildings in Washington, has contributed $250,000 to the American Psychological Foundation (APF). The gift will go toward APF's General Fund, which ensures the efficient functioning of the Foundation across all of its activities.
The APATrammell Crow partnership began when APA started planning for its new headquarters building in 1988. Ground- breaking for the new building at 750 First St., N.E., was held Dec. 2, 1989. APA and Foundation staff officially relocated to the new headquarters building Jan. 13, 1992.
Three years later, in 1995, the APATrammel Crow partnership expanded with the development of a second office building at 10 G St., N.E., one block south of the headquarters building. Trammell Crow manages both properties under a long-term property management and leasing agreement. APA's 12-year partnership with Trammell Crow has produced two commercially successful properties, valued at more than $150 million, and generating significant positive cash flow for the association.
This latest gift marks the fourth time Trammell Crow has contributed through APF's Corporate Affiliate Program. Between 1993 and 1997, the company directed donations to APF totaling $20,000 in support of the General Fund.