Each year, 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 each worth $750 and are awarded annually at the OSPA Fall Conference. Scholarship awards are intended to help students attend the National Association of School Psychologist annual conference, reimburse tuition fees, cover research expenses, or otherwise support the student in pursuing educational goals.
Submissions are due October 1.
Applicants must be enrolled at least half time in a graduate level school psychology program in Oklahoma and/or be completing internship (full time) as part of any graduate level psychology program.
Applicants who intend on practicing in Oklahoma upon completion of graduate school are given strong preference.
Click on the link above to access the Online Application. Demographic Information and University Program Information are included.
As a part of the Online Application, applicants are asked to prepare a Professional Statement (600 words or less) which describes the following:
A statement of professional goals including intent to work in Oklahoma.
A brief discussion of one critical issue facing education today that may be directly impacted by school psychology services (This could include a brief description of the applicant’s potential contribution to this critical issue).
How the applicant intends on using the scholarship award to further their educational studies
A current Resume/Curriculum Vita and current College Transcripts should be uploaded as a ZIP file when you complete the online application form.
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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