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NASP Awards, Public Charities, Grants, & Scholarships

Awards

GPR Certificate of Appreciation (NASP Government and Professional Relations)
The NASP GPR "Certificate of Appreciation" is given to individual NASP members who have clearly shown their advocacy efforts to improve education and mental health services for children, youth, and their families.

Contact: Stacy Skalski

GPR Special Friend of Children Award (NASP Government and Professional Relations)
The NASP GPR "Special Friend of Children" Award is given to individuals or groups outside the profession who have nationally supported political action and advocacy on behalf of children to improve education and mental health services for children, youth and their families.

Contact: Stacy Skalski

NASP Lifetime Achievement Award (LAA)
The NASP Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an outstanding school psychologist who has had a national impact on the field and has dedicated his/her professional life to the development and improvement of school psychology.

Contact: Brittaini Howard

Paul H. Henkin Memorial Scholarship (NASP-Education and Research Trust)
This scholarship program recognizes excellence in applied research or program design. School psychologists who are in their first three years of work may apply for this scholarship when submitting a presentation proposal for an annual NASP convention.

Contact: Marcia Harvey (NASP Manager, Meetings and Conventions)

School Psychologist of the Year Award (SPY)
The SPY award program recognizes excellence in the provision of school psychological services by a field-based practitioner. 

Contact: Karen O’Brien (Chair, Awards)

Minority Scholarship Program (a program of the ERT)
The NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program was established in 1995 to support the graduate training of minority students pursuing careers in school psychology. The Program seeks to lower financial barriers to training and to highlight the accomplishments of promising future professionals.

Contact: Katie Britton (NASP Manager, Special Projects)

Public Charities

NASP Children’s Fund
The NASP Children's Fund is a tax-exempt, non-profit, independent charity. The Fund accepts and disburses monies for charitable purposes that are consistent with the Fund's priorities.

Contact: Janet Friedman (President)

Education and Research Trust, Inc. (ERT)
The Education and Research Trust, Inc. (ERT) was established with the purpose of serving the mental health and educational needs of all children and youth and to encourage and provide opportunities for the growth of school psychology as a professional specialty.

Contact: Kathy Leighton (President, Education and Research Trust)

Grants

Graduate Student Research Grants (Research Committee)
Up to two $1,000 grants are awarded each year to students who demonstrate exceptional ability to conduct high-quality research that furthers the mission and goals of NASP and has the potential to impact the field positively.

Contact: Eric Mesmer (Cochair, Research)

Research Grant (a program of the ERT)

Contact: Kathy Leighton (President, Education and Research Trust)

Service Project Grants (NASP Children’s Fund)

Contact: Lynne Thies

Youth Empowerment Mini-Grants (The Children’s Fund)
Youth Empowerment Mini-Grants of up to $500 are available to student groups or individuals who develop projects that assist their fellow students.

Contact: Beverly Winter

Scholarships

Minority Scholarship Program (a program of the ERT)
The NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program was established in 1995 to support the graduate training of minority students pursuing careers in school psychology. The Program seeks to lower financial barriers to training and to highlight the accomplishments of promising future professionals.

Contact: Katie Britton (NASP Manager, Special Projects)

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