MASP Spring 2017

 Awards and Scholarships

The Awards and Scholarships Committee is currently recruiting nominations for the following awards to be presented at the MASP Spring Collaborative Conference on March 2 in Osage Beach, Missouri:

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

Each spring, MASP honors deserving members and colleagues for their hard work and dedication to the field.  Last fall two student scholarships were awarded to worthy candidates in Missouri’s 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.  At the spring conference to be held in Lake Ozark on March 2, another scholarship will be awarded to a student at the intern level.  Applicants for this final scholarship must be School Psychology Interns practicing in the public schools in Missouri, regardless of the location of previous training.

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.

The deadline for all nominations is Friday, February 17, 2017.  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. 


Requirements for the School Psychology Intern Scholarship

  • Candidate must be a current MASP member and presently serving as an intern in a Missouri school district.
  • Candidate must submit:
1.      One letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the school psychology program currently attending
2.      One letter of recommendation from internship supervisor
3.      A completed application
4.      A one to two page vita listing your academic preparation and any presentations, in-services, publications, etc. you have completed.
5.      A one-page statement about how you would benefit professionally as a result of receiving this scholarship. The statement should include your service or other professional experiences that encompass work with children and your future professional goals in school psychology.

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.


The deadline for all nominations is Friday, February 17, 2017.  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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