The NHPA Educational Foundation is proud to sponsor an outstanding student each year with a financial scholarship award!
Congratulations to Ms. Christina Graziano Spring 2023 scholarship winner!
The NHPA Educational Foundation is pleased to share that Christina Graziano, Rivier Universities', Doctor of Psychology in Counseling and School Psychology student, is the recipient of the Spring 2023 Student Achievement Award. Special thanks to the Scholarship Subcommittee members, Dr. Celene Barnes, Valerie Leyton, LCMHC and Dr. M. Chase Levesque for their time and dedication to selecting a worthy candidate.
How to apply for a scholarship
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 receive a one-time award of $500-$1,000.00 dependent upon available funds 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 New Hampshire Psychological Association’s live streamed or in person Board or membership meetings.
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: Fall scholarship apply by July 31st of each year. Decisions made by August 31st.
**For the Fall 2023 cycle ONLY, the application deadline will be extended from July 31st to August 15th**
Spring scholarship apply by November 30th of each year. Decisions made by December 31st.
**The Spring 2024 scholarship is pending sufficient funding**
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 from most recent grading period is required.
Applications should be directed to Jena Mottola, Educational Foundation Executive Director at email@example.com
Each application must include all of the following materials provided. PDF file is preferred.
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 and approved by the Board of Directors.
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)
Must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship
Questions or concerns regarding the application should be directed to Jena Mottola, Educational Foundation Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org