Each year, the Oklahoma School Psychological Association (OSPA) has the distinct privilege of honoring two students by awarding the Paul Warden Graduate Studies Award and the Mary Jo Keatley Graduate Studies Award. These scholarships, named for individuals significant to the practice of School Psychology in Oklahoma, are worth $500 each and are awarded annually at the OSPA Fall Conference. Scholarship awards are intended to help graduate students attend the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) annual conference, reimburse tuition fees, cover research expenses, or otherwise support the student in pursuing educational goals.
In order to be considered for these scholarships applicants must:
Submissions for the 2017-2018 awards are due Friday October 6th, 2017.
A complete application will include:
1. Demographic Information and University Program Information provided on page two of the application form.
2. A current Resume/Curriculum Vitae and current College Transcripts.
3. A Professional Statement (600 words or less) which describes the following:
a. A statement of professional goals, including one’s current or future contribution to the profession of School Psychology in Oklahoma.
b. A brief discussion of one critical issue facing education today that may be directly impacted by School Psychological services (This could include a brief description of the applicant’s potential contribution to this critical issue).
c. How the applicant intends on using the scholarship award to further their educational studies
The complete application should be sent as a ZIP file to: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a School Psychologist?
School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students.
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