MASP Fall 2017

 Awards and Scholarships

The Awards and Scholarships Committee is currently recruiting nominations for the Student Scholarship Award to be presented at the MASP 2017 Fall Conference in Independence, Missouri

  • Student Scholarship Award
  • School Psychologist of the Year Award
  • School Psychological Examiner of the Year Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • MASP Friend of Children Award
  • School Psychology Intern of the Year Scholarship

In addition to offering $250.00 scholarships for school psychology students in the State of Missouri each year, MASP would also like to recognize a

School Psychologist and a School Psychological Examiner of the Year

Please consider nominating a colleague for one of these awards to be presented at the Spring Conference along with the internship scholarship.  Any school psychologist or school psychological examiner who is a member of MASP is eligible for nomination. The School Psychologist of the Year will also be recommended as Missouri’s candidate for NASP’s School Psychologist of the Year!

Finally, you are also encouraged to submit nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award and Friend of Children Award (formerly known as the Friend of MASP Award).  Consider honoring deserving educational professionals for their significant contributions to the field of school psychology and mental health services for children.  The purpose of the Lifetime Achievement Award is to recognize practicing or retired school psychologists or school psychological examiners who have contributed significantly to the learning of children across their careers and who have dedicated their professional lives to the advancement of MASP’s goals.  The Friend of Children Award honors individuals or groups outside the School Psychology profession within Missouri who have initiated political action or advocacy on behalf of children to improve education and mental health services for children, youth, and families by supporting the work of our Association.  We encourage each of our members to consider honoring a colleague in this way.

  Please consider recognizing a deserving colleague for dedication to our field by attaching your nomination and letters of support to an e-mail and submitting to Lindsay Oram, Awards Chair, at loram@mail.ncmissouri.edu. 


MASP Fall Student Scholarships

Three student scholarships will be awarded to worthy candidates in Missouri’s NASP or APA approved School Psychology programs. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage students to complete school psychology programs and support employment of School Psychologists in Missouri public schools.  Additionally, MASP hopes to increase student involvement and membership. The award money may be used for living expenses, research, conference attendance costs, or any other needs related to academic preparation as a School Psychologist.

Requirements for the MASP Student Scholarship

  • Candidate must be a current MASP member and presently attending one of Missouri’s NASP or APA approved School Psychology programs.

  • Candidate must submit:

  1. One letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the school psychology program currently attending
  2. A completed application
  3. A one to two page vita listing academic preparation and any presentations, in-services, publications, etc. completed.
  4. A one-page statement about how the candidate would benefit professionally as a result of receiving this scholarship. The statement should include service or other professional experiences that encompass work with children and future professional goals in school psychology.


The deadline for the Fall Student Scholarship is Oct 6th, 2017. Awards will be presented at the MASP Fall Conference. 


Requirements for Friend of Children Award

  • Nomination form
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • A one-page description justifying nomination, with a clear link to political action or advocacy on behalf of students and support of the MASP mission and its goals.


Criteria for Missouri School Psychologist and Psychological Examiner of the Year

Nominees who are active in district or state leadership in school psychological services and/or in MASP will be given preference.  Candidates will be evaluated in terms of performance and contributions in these areas:

  • Direct service to children, schools, and families
  • Service through the administration or supervision of school psychological or related services
  • Service to the profession through local and state organizations dedicated to the development and implementation of school psychological services
  • Service to the profession through development of school psychological training programs or through continuing professional development
  • Service to the profession through research and publication that contributes to the knowledge base of the field

Nominations must include:

Candidate’s Vitae

Four letters of support (one page each) written by individuals knowledgeable about the candidate’s capabilities. These may include teachers, parents, students, colleagues, administrators, etc. At least one of the letters must be from an individual in the candidate’s professional setting.  Be sure to address the selection criteria in the letters.


Criteria for Lifetime Achievement Award

  • At least 15 years of service in the field as a school psychologist or as a school psychological examiner
  • MASP member for at least 5 years
  • Prefer nominee has been active in district or state leadership activities in school psychological services and/or in MASP

Nominations must include:

Candidate’s Vita

Four letters of support.  ONE page letters written by individuals knowledgeable about the candidate’s capabilities must be submitted.  These can include teachers, parents, students, colleagues, administrators, etc.   At least one of the letters must be from an individual in the candidate’s professional setting. Be sure to address the selection criteria in the letters.


Please consider recognizing a deserving colleague for dedication to our field by attaching your nomination and letters of support to an e-mail and submitting to Lindsay Oram, Awards Chair, at loram@mail.ncmissouri.edu. 
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