NASP Communiqué, Vol. 35, #7
NASP Awards Five Minority Scholarships for 2007!
By Deborah Peek Crockett, NCSP
Chair, NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program and
NASP Past President
The NASP Minority Scholarships were awarded during the NASP Awards Reception
held in New York City on Wednesday, March 28, 2007. This year five exemplary
school psychology students were honored. Selected from 55 applications were Stefanie
Foster, Brandi Newry, David Adams, Kaitlyn Dyson, and Tamara Long.
Stefanie Foster was awarded the Wayne Gressett Memorial Minority Scholarship,
named in honor of one of the key individuals in the creation of the scholarship fund.
She is a Masters of Science student at Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven
CT. Stefanie’s professional goals include devoting her career to “broadening underserved
ethnic and linguistic students’ access to educational success.”
Brandi Newry was awarded the Deborah Peek Crockett Minority Scholarship,
named in honor of the founder of the Minority Scholarship Program and first African
American President of NASP. Brandi is currently pursuing an Educational Specialist
degree at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. Her career goals include working
with ethnically diverse students to develop effective interventions to reduce the disproportionate
numbers of ethnic minorities in special education programs.
David Adams is the first recipient of The Psychological Corporation Minority
Scholarship. He is a student in the Masters of Science, Professional Diploma in School
Psychology program at Fordham University, New York City. David’s professional goals
include the implementation of educational and psychological research in schools and
Kaitlyn Dyson is a student in the Educational Specialist Program at Brigham
Young University in Provo, UT. Kaitlyn is interested in working with lower income and
multicultural populations in addition to students at risk for academic failure.
Tamara Long is a student in the Specialist in Education School Psychology Program
at Miami University in Oxford, OH. She is interested in working with low-income
students from the inner city to enhance their academic success and personal achievement
in school and community.
The NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program was initiated in 1995. To date, 22
scholarships have been awarded at $5,000 each. The scholarships continue to be funded
by private, corporate, individual, state associations, and NASP member donations.
Thanks to this year’s scholarship committee for their hard work — Fulvia Franco, Leslie
Munson, Robin Satchell, and staff member Katie Britton. Also, thanks to The Psychological
Corporation, Psychological Assessment Resources (PAR), Pearson-American
Guidance Services, and Riverside Publishing, Inc. for their corporate sponsorship in
2007. We welcome their support!
For more information about contributing to the fund or applying for a scholarship, visit