Awards, Scholarships, and Grants

Awards

Through the following awards, we celebrate leaders in school psychology who have significantly contributed to the field and to the mission of helping children thrive. 

Lifetime Achievement Award (LAA)

2021 Recipient: Deborah Peek Crockett, PhD, NCSP
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.
Learn more about this year's LAA recipient.

School Psychologist of the Year (SPY) Award

2021 Recipient: Julia E. Szarko, PhD, NCSP
The NASP SPY Award recognizes excellence in the provision of school psychological services by a field-based practitioner.
Learn more about this year's SPY recipient.

Paul H. Henkin Memorial Scholarship

2021 Recipient: Jessica Thompson
The Henkin award 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.
Learn more about this year's Paul H. Henkin Memorial Scholarship recipient.

GPR Special Friend of Children Award

2021 Recipient: The Honorable Rosa DeLauro 
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. 
Learn more about this year's GPR Special Friend of Children Award recipient.

GPR Outstanding Advocate Award

2021 Recipient: Linda Young, PhD, 
The NASP GPR "Outstanding Advocate" Award is given to individuals or groups who have worked to make systemic changes in policies that govern the provision of education and mental health services at the state or local level.
Learn more about this year's GPR Outstanding Advocate Award recipient.

GPR Certificate of Appreciation

2021 Recipients: Sherri Bentley, Michael Rube
The NASP GPR (Government and Professional Relations)"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.
Learn more about this year's GPR Certificate of Appreciation recipients.

Scholarships

This scholarship program seeks to lower financial barriers to training, highlight the accomplishments of promising future professionals, and advance NASP's commitment to diversity in the field by supporting culturally diverse graduate students.

NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program

2021 Recipients: Bao Ngoc Tong, Camika Lewis, Marko Corona, Erin Kimble, Pa Lee

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. 

Learn more about this year's NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Programs recipients.

Grants

Graduate Student Research Grants

2021 Recipients: Amy Violante, Sonja Saqui, Kelli Lahman
Up to three $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.
Learn more about this year's Graduate Student Research Grant recipients.

Strategic Goal Research Grant

2021 Recipient: TBD
The NASP Research Committee awards one $5,000 grant each year to a regular or early career member who conducts research that addresses NASP's Strategic Goals. Projects must be a "new initiative" rather than an ongoing research or scholarly project.
Contact: Nicholas Affrunti (NASP Research Director)

School Grants (External Sources)

Get information on external sources of grants for schools to improve mental health care for children.