Division 53 Student Achievement Award

This award recognizes one undergraduate, one early-stage graduate student and two later-stage graduate students for contributions to the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology, primarily through a research project but also through teaching, mentoring, clinical work and other forms of community engagement.

Deadline:

Sponsor: Division 53

Description

The Student Advisory Board of Div. 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology) is pleased to invite applications for our annual Student Achievement Award. This year the award will recognize one undergraduate student, one early-stage graduate student (for students in their first three years of graduate school or who are around the master's thesis mark) and two late-stage graduate students. We seek to recognize students who have made a significant contribution to the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology, primarily through work on a recent youth-focused research project but also through teaching, mentoring, clinical work and other forms of community engagement. Undergraduates will also be evaluated based on their academic achievement.

Awardees will receive $1,000 each. Awardees will also be recognized in the division's website and newsletter with a picture and summary spotlighting their work.

Eligibility

This award is open to all undergraduate students, and to graduate students in APA- or CPA-accredited master and doctoral level programs. Membership in Div. 53 is not required, but is looked on favorably. Students who have previously received another APA award for the same research project are not eligible for this award.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit:

  • A one- to two-page letter (12 point font, double-spaced) describing the contributions you have made to clinical child and adolescent psychology. The focus should be on a recent research project that is either in progress or completed. Please also include information regarding activities in teaching, clinical or volunteer work. 
  • A sample of the research project in the form of an abstract, poster or summary. Only one research sample should be submitted, and it should be no longer than two pages. Please clearly indicate authorship order. 
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae including any presentations or publications; involvement in research, clinical work and service activities; and overall and psych GPAs for undergraduate students. 
  • A letter from a faculty member. 

All nominations and supporting materials for the graduate and undergraduate award must be received on or before May 30, 2018. Materials should be emailed. If you have questions about eligibility criteria or other parts of the application process, please contact this same email address.

Past Recipients
2017
  • Alayna Park
  • Davielle Lakind
  • Amy Rapp
  • Kendal Reeder
2016
  • Claire Gorey
  • Karen Guan
  • Natalia Husby
  • Jessica Schleider
2015
  • Aubrey Carpenter
  • Pauline Goger
  • Chloe Greenbaum
  • Monica Wu
2014
  • Adam Miller
  • Justin Parent
  • Sarah Thomas
  • Carlos Yeguez
2013
  • Stephen Becker
  • Kelly Donahue
  • Daryaneh Badaly
  • Kate Humphries
2012
  • Leticia Osterberg
  • Traci Kennedy
  • Kaitlin Gallo
  • John Guerry
2011
  • Matthew Lerner
  • Zack Adams
  • Veronica Kassab
  • Lisa Sperle