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.
  • School Psychologist of the Year Award (SPY)
    The SPY award program recognizes excellence in the provision of school psychological services by a field-based practitioner.
    Contact: Elsa Arroyos (Lead Coordinator, Awards Subcommittee).
  • Paul H. Henkin Memorial Scholarship Award
    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).

ERT Board

Andrea Walsh, President

Nikki Sutton, Vice President

Meaghan Guiney, Secretary/Treasurer

Loren Houle, Board Member

Andria Amador, Board Member

Misty Lay, Ex Officio, NASP Treasurer

Kathleen Minke, Ex Officio

Pavel Obgolz, Staff Liaison

Support the ERT

The ERT welcomes donations to help fulfill its mission. Donations may be made online or by sending a check made payable to NASP-ERT, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD  20814.  ERT is a 501(c)(3) organization and charitable donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.