NJASP

New Jersey Association of School Psychologists

NJASP Scholarship Awards
The Frank J. Epifanio Minority Graduate Student Scholarship

The Frank J. Epifanio Minority Graduate Student Scholarship is given to encourage and support a minority student’s graduate education in school psychology. This award is given to a minority graduate student who has demonstrated, by virtue of academic excellence, community efforts and involvement in professional organizations related to school psychology, the intent to become a school psychologist. This $1000.00 award is provided through funds raised specifically for the Frank J. Epifanio Minority Graduate Student Scholarship.  It is provided for educational purposes only and the recipient must be attending a school psychology graduate program in New Jersey.  Nominations must be submitted by April 9, 2018.  

The Sol B. Heckelman Minority Student Scholarship

The Sol B. Heckelman Minority Student Scholarship is given to encourage and support minority students interested in furthering their education in a mental health field.  This award is given to a minority undergraduate student who has demonstrated, by virtue of academic excellence and community volunteer efforts, a promise to pursue a career in the field of school psychology.  This $1000.00 award is provided for educational purposes only and the recipient must be enrolled in an undergraduate psychology program at a college or university within New Jersey.  


NOMINATION PROCEDURES

The Nominator (Faculty Member) must: 

  1. Complete this nomination form:   
Frank_Epifanio_Graduate_Scholarship_2018.pdf

Sol_Heckelman_Undergraduate_Scholarship_2018 2.pdf

2. Complete a one to two-page statement indicating why this student should receive the award

3. Submit a copy of the student’s transcript (Official or Unofficial) via email in PDF format


The Student (Candidate) must:

  1. Obtain (1) additional letter of recommendation from a university or community representative reflecting academic potential and community/volunteer and/or work done through professional organizations that demonstrates service to benefit others within the community. 
  2. Complete a personal statement (minimum 250 words) responding to the following question
For the Frank Epifanio Award the question is:  As a School Psychologist, what issues would you like to address and how would you address them?

For the Sol B Heckelman Minority Student Scholarship Award the questions is:  What impact do you feel you will have on children as a school psychologist?


Nominator and Student should submit nomination materials, separately in email, to arrive no later than March 16, 2018 to Ms. Aracelis Lopez at ladylopez102@yahoo.com. Please email Ms. Lopez with any questions regarding the scholarship.


NJASP’s Awards Committee will review the applications and make a selection based on the materials received. Award winners will be announced at the Spring Conference on May 11, 2018. An NJASP representative will contact all Nominators by April 6, 2018. The Nominator agrees to coordinate the winner’s attendance at the awards ceremony, which will take place during the spring conference. 


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