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Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Award

The WSPA Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Award ($500.00) is offered to encourage and support the growth of minority representation in professional school psychology. The WSPA Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Award follows NASPA’s ethnic minority scholarship description. While there is no federal statute specifically regulating the use of racial, ethnic, or similar criteria under scholarship programs administered by private organizations, NASP uses the Federal Government definition of minority as their guideline.  


1.  Candidate must be a WSPA student member enrolled in one of the Wisconsin school psychology programs at both the time of application and award presentation.  Newly admitted students are eligible and encouraged.  Interns and first-year psychologists are ineligible.  A single recipient may receive the award more than once.

2.  Candidate must be recognized by the university as having minority status in any of the following groups:  American Indian or Alaskan Native (All persons having origins in any of the original peoples of North America and maintaining identifiable tribal affiliations through membership and participation or community identification.); Asian and Pacific Islander (All persons having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands.); Black (All persons having origins in any of the black African racial groups not of Hispanic origin.); and Hispanic (All persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.)

3.  Candidate must be nominated by the individual School Psychology Program Director or Coordinator with a one-page Letter of Nomination.  It is the responsibility of the Director or Coordinator to adhere to the spirit of this award and restrict nominees to those deserving students with the greatest financial needs.

4.  Preference will be given to those candidates that have future work location goals in the state of Wisconsin.

Nomination packets require the following:

1.  Completed Scholarship Candidate Information form.

2.  A one-page Letter of Nomination submitted by the University Program Director or Coordinator addressing the candidate’s academic achievement, skills in conducting research, and skills in relating with peers, instructors, and professionals.

3.  A one-page Letter of Application by the candidate addressing his or her professional goals, commitment to the discipline of school psychology, and involvement in WSPA.

4.  Current Resume

The selection of the recipient will be decided by the Recognition and Scholarship Committee.  The nominator and/or university professor will be asked to present a certificate to the student selected for this award at the Spring convention. Completed nomination packets need to be submitted to the committee by January 14, 2022.

Please email to or mail to: 

Ann Reyes, WSPA Recognition and Scholarship Chair, 2222 East Washington Ave. Madison, WI  53704

To download the nomination form click on this link: Scholarship Candidate Information form.docx

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