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.

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.

Eligibility

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.

The 2020 award recipients will be formally announced in February 2020, with funding to begin for attendance in the Fall 2020 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 they will be seeking funding. 

Past NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program Awards

1998 Sherrie L. Proctor

1999 Mario Diaz-Arntzen

2000 Jasolyn L. Henderson

2001 Kalsang Jamyang-Tshering (Wayne Gressett Memorial Award)

2001 Patricia Márquez

2002 Robin J. Black

2002 Cherisse L. Walker (Wayne Gressett Memorial Award)

2003 Outhai Chandara (Wayne Gressett Memorial Award)

2003 Leslie D. Steadman

2004 Renae L. Feggins-Azziz

2004 Tara E. Johnson (Wayne Gressett Memorial Award)

2005 Sang-Hee Kim

2005 Eileen M. Rodriguez

2005 Renate L. Ward Corrigan (Wayne Gressett Memorial Award)

2006 Bayyinah Gillespie (Wayne Gressett Memorial Award)

2006 Veronica Maria Gorgueiro (Deborah Peek Crockett Minority Scholarship Award)

2006 Robert Joshua Wingfield

2007 David Adams (The Psychological Corporation Minority Scholarship Award)

2007 Kaitie Dyson

2007 Stefanie Foster (Wayne Gressett Memorial Minority Scholarship Award)

2007 Tamara O. Long

2007 Brandi L. Newry (Deborah Peek Crockett Minority Scholarship Award)

2008 Darlene G. Caballero

2008 MaryAnn Green (Wayne Gressett Memorial Minority Scholarship Award)

2008 Maria Aránzazu Irigoyen

2008 Medina Mojaddedi

2008 Tiffany C.Y. Muse (The Psychological Corporation Minority Scholarship Award)

2008 Sarah Zañartu (Deborah Peek Crockett Minority Scholarship Award)

2009 Brooke J. Fails (Wayne Gressett Memorial Minority Scholarship Award)

2009 Tamika P. La Salle (The Psychological Corporation Minority Scholarship Award)

2009 David C. Walker (Deborah Peek Crockett Minority Scholarship Award)

2010 Kayleta Adams (Deborah Peek Crockett Minority Scholarship Award)

2010 Marlana L. Ashe (Wayne Gressett Memorial Minority Scholarship Award)

2010 Chauncey Jackson (NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program Award)

2010 Diana C. Navia (The Pearson Minority Scholarship Award)

2011 Claire Kunesh (Wayne Gressett Memorial Minority Scholarship Award)

2011 Karina Ortega (NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program Award)

2011 Ho Yan “Bomly” Tsuen (The Pearson Minority Scholarship Award)

2011 Ellina Xiong (Deborah Peek Crockett Minority Scholarship Award)

2012 David C. Cherry, Jr. (Deborah Peek Crockett Minority Scholarship Award)

2012 Erin Farmer (Alumni Scholars’ Tribute)

2012 Tamanna Haque (NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program Award)

2012 Heriberto Herrera (The Pearson Minority Scholarship Award)

2012 Nelly Rivera (Wayne Gressett Memorial Minority Scholarship Award)

2013 Alexis Carson (The Pearson Minority Scholarship Award)

2013 Sandy Melissa Salguero (Wayne Gressett Memorial Minority Scholarship Award)

2013 Kieu Thuy Tang (Deborah Peek Crockett Minority Scholarship Award)

2014 Alyssa Bahdesbah Ashley (Deborah Peek Crockett Minority Scholarship Award)

2014 Katherine Holmes (The Pearson Minority Scholarship Award)

2014 Joseph Sims (Wayne Gressett Memorial Minority Scholarship Award)

2015 David Martinez (Deborah Peek Crockett Minority Scholarship Award)

2015 Allison McFarland (The Pearson Minority Scholarship Award)

2015 Joy Q. Taylor (Wayne Gressett Memorial Minority Scholarship Award)

2016 Helizhabeth H. Cabrera (Deborah Peek Crockett Minority Scholarship Award)

2016 Tianna Freeman (NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Award)

2016 DeAngelo Gatlin (Wayne Gressett Memorial Minority Scholarship Award)

2016 Natasha Yancey (The Pearson Minority Scholarship Award)

2017 Bridget O. Amponsah (Deborah Peek Crockett Minority Scholarship Award)

2017 Melissa Bravo (NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Award)

2017 Darolyn N. Monroig (The Pearson Minority Scholarship Award)

2017 Maria Pineiro (Wayne Gressett Memorial Minority Scholarship Award)

2018 Chia Ying Hong (NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Award)

2018 Kadisha Mack (Wayne Gressett Memorial Minority Scholarship Award)

2018 Sydney Morales (The Pearson Minority Scholarship Award)

2018 Nora Neztsosie (Deborah Peek Crockett Minority Scholarship Award)

2018 Yesenia Rodriguez Contreras (NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Award)

2019 Sarah B. Bae (The Pearson Minority Scholarship Award)

2019 Melissa Glenn (NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Award)

2019 Maria C. Jimenez (Deborah Peek Crockett Minority Scholarship Award)

2019 Shanelle Rodriguez (NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Award)

2019 Jose A. Teniente (Wayne Gressett Memorial Minority Scholarship Award)

2020 Award Winners

Jose Andrade-Aguilera, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

Bianca Avalos, California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA

Keshia K. Greve, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE

Edmundo Guedea, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Alexandra Jones, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Lakhvir Kaur, California State University, San Bernardino, CA 

Related Resources

2020 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. ...read more