NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program

Scholarship Support

The ability to fund this program is a direct result of individual and corporate donations. Please donate to our scholarship program in the way most convenient to you.

Contact NASP with any questions regarding the Minority Scholarship Program.

Note. The NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program site is now closed for the 2021 cycle. Awardees will be formally announced in February 2021 and notified in December. The application process will tentatively open again on September 1, 2021.

The NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program (NASP-ERT MSP) 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. It advances NASP's commitment to diversity in the field of school psychology by supporting culturally diverse graduate students who will eventually provide school-based services to diverse student populations.

Upon receipt of the award, the Program works to mentor and encourage each scholar as they progresses from graduate student to practicing school psychologist. The Program annually awards scholarships of $5,000 each to selected scholars. The award is announced at the NASP Annual Convention following the scholarship deadline.


To be considered for this scholarship, the candidate must:

  • Be a full-time or part-time minority student
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a school psychology program that is NASP-approved and/or located in an institution that is accredited by the appropriate institutional regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, with the aim of becoming a practicing School Psychologist
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have a minimum cumulative overall GPA of 3.0
  • Be a NASP member

Students enrolled in doctoral programs will not be considered for this scholarship award. Only those students enrolled in specialist level (or equivalent) school psychology training programs will be considered.

2021 Award Recipients will be formally announced in February 2021, with funding to begin for attendance in the Fall 2021 term. Funding occurs in two installments over two separate terms. It can include your internship period, however, funding is not retroactive. The awardee must be enrolled in the term for which s/he will be seeking funding.

Related Resources

2021 Application Overview (PDF)
Candidates should use the Application Overview as
their guide to the application
process and requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions
Please review our FAQs related to the Minority Scholarship Program.

Ethnic Definitions
NASP has looked to the Federal Government and their definitions of minority as our guideline since the inception of our program in 1995. more