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Spring 2020

Congratulations to Ms. Aberdine Donaldson!

The NHPA Educational Foundation is pleased to share that Northeastern University doctoral student Aberdine Donaldson is the recipient of the 2020 Student Achievement Award. Read more about the scholarship and Ms. Donaldson's achievements in a feature article on New England Psychologist. Special thanks to the Scholarship Subcommittee members, Drs. Kim, Leonard, and Colby for their time and dedication to selecting a worthy candidate. 

Invest in the Future of Psychology

The New Hampshire Psychological Association Educational Foundation is pleased to invite applications for our Student Achievement Award recognizing graduate students who have made significant contributions to the field of psychology, through work on research, teaching, mentorship, clinical work, civic engagement and/or other areas of community engagement. This award recognizes one doctoral-level graduate student for contributions in the field of psychology in New Hampshire. Applicants must be residents of New Hampshire or enrolled in a New Hampshire doctorate-level psychology program. Students must demonstrate academic achievement, a commitment to working in the field of psychology in the state of New Hampshire, and complete the application in full. This award is granted annually.

Awardees will each receive a one-time award of $1,000.00 as well as be recognized on the New Hampshire Psychological Association website, the New Hampshire Psychological Association Educational Foundation website, and weekly News In Brief (NIB) newsletter with pictures and summary outlining their contributions to the field of psychology. In addition to online promotion, the recipient is welcomed to accept their award at the 2020 New Hampshire Psychological Association’s annual membership luncheon meeting at the annual Spring Symposium on Thursday, May 7th, 2020 at the Puritan Backroom in Manchester, New Hampshire. 


  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Currently enrolled in their second, third, or fourth year of doctoral-level studies

  • Must be enrolled in an APA-accredited or regionally accredited doctoral-level psychology program full time (minimum 4 credits per semester)

  • Must attend a program in New Hampshire OR be a New Hampshire resident

  • Must state a commitment to working in the field of psychology in the state of New Hampshire

  • Must be enrolled in field work through a practicum or externship at the time of their application and intend on completing field work the following academic year 

  • Grade point average of at least 3.8 on a 4.0 scale

Deadline: Thursday, April 1, 2021 by 9:00 a.m. EST

How to Apply: Applicants are required to submit:


  • Resume/CV: Up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae, including any relevant field work or clinical experiences, presentations, publications, involvement in research, civic/service activities, and other relevant information.

  • Statement of academic and career goals: Students must submit a one to two page typed statement (12 font, double spaced) highlighting their reason for pursuing a doctorate in the field of psychology, their commitment to the field of psychology, and plans for future employment in New Hampshire.

  • References and Letter of Recommendation: Students are required to provide the names and contact information for two references, one of which must be a current faculty member or advisor. Also, one written letter of recommendation must be submitted. This letter of recommendation should be completed by a current or former supervisor or faculty member who can speak to the student’s potential in the field of psychology, overall progress, and academic/community-based achievements.

  • Transcript: An unofficial transcript with all of the grades earned from start of doctoral program to fall 2019 is required.

Applications should be directed to Dr. Jacki Reinert, Educational Foundation Board of Director Secretary at


Each application must include all of the following materials provided in separate Word files. Please note that the Educational Foundation will not accept any resumes/CVs, recommendation letters and statements in PDF. 

The applications will be reviewed anonymously by the Scholarship Committee comprised of a panel of current and/or former New Hampshire Psychological Association members and other key stakeholders. The scholarship will be awarded on a majority vote by the Scholarship Committee. 

Awardee Requirements:

  • Awardee must provide or be willing to take or provide a head-shot photo

  • Awardee must be willing to share a brief summary of the benefits of receiving scholarship to be shared on websites and other social media

  • Awardee must provide the Educational Foundation of any changes in regards to contact information

  • Awardee must respond to follow-up requests from the Educational Foundation in a timely manner (within three to five business days)

Questions or concerns regarding the application should be directed to Dr. Jacki Reinert, Educational Foundation Board of Director Secretary at


The NHPA Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education & research in the field of psychology for the benefit of students, organizations, stakeholders, and the NH community at large. 


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Dover, NH 03821

PHONE: 603-415-0451



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