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NASP Education and Research Trust, Inc.

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.

ERT also assists with the educational advancement of minority individuals in the profession of school psychology and works to inform the public about the services and practice of school psychology in the schools. The ERT Board works to advance the standards of the profession of school psychology to the benefit of all children and youth through annual scholarships to NASP members who submit award winning proposals.


The NASP-Education and Research Trust, Inc. (ERT) encompasses several programs:

  • NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program
    The NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program annually awards $5,000 scholarships to minority students enrolled in graduate programs in school psychology.
    Contact: Katie Britton (NASP Manager, Special Projects).

  • ERT Research Grant
    The ERT annually awards at least one Research Grant to a deserving NASP member whose proposal exemplifies the stated purpose of the ERT.  Grants may be awarded in amounts up to $1,000.  Revised 2005 Application and Deadline:  TBD.
    Contact: Brent Duncan (President, Education and Research Trust).

  • Paul H. Henkin Trust 
    This endowment is awarded to one NASP Annual Convention presenter and provides funding for that individual to attend and present at the Annual Convention.  NASP members who have recently been credentialed as school psychologists are eligible for consideration.
    Contact: Marcia Harvey (NASP Assistant, Meetings and Conventions).


All donations are welcome.  To help ERT fulfill its mission, please send your donation to NASP ERT, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD  20814.  ERT is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible.

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