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Awarded Annually at the Fall MASP Conference

Awarded Annually at the Spring Collaborative Conference
  • Student Scholarships
  • Social Justice & Equity Scholarship
  • Intern of the Year Scholarship
  • School Psychologist & Psychological Examiner of the Year

Awarded Annually at Either the Fall or the Spring Conferences: Lifetime Achievement Award and Friend of Children Award

Scholarship Application Information & Descriptions

Please consider recognizing a deserving colleague for dedication to our field by attaching your nomination and
letters of suppor
to an e-mail and submitting to our Conference/Elections/Awards Committee.

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Student scholarships in the amount of $500 each may be awarded to worthy candidates in Missouri’s NASP or APA approved school psychology programs at the annual Fall MASP Conference. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage students to complete school psychology programs and support employment of school psychologists in Missouri. Additionally, MASP hopes to increase student involvement and membership. The scholarship may be used for living expenses, research, conference attendance costs, or any other needs related to academic preparation as a school psychologist.

Requirement for Nominee(s): Applicants must be a current MASP member and presently attending one of Missouri’s NASP or APA approved School Psychology programs.

Nominee materials must include: 

  • A completed application 
  • One letter of recommendation from a professional within the field (preferably a supervisor such as a faculty advisor or practicum supervisor)
  • One to two page vita listing academic preparation and any presentations, in-services, publications, etc. 
  • 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.

Social Justice & Equity Scholarships

One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded at the annual Fall MASP Conference to a student who demonstrates plans to promote equity and social justice in their education and practice, and who identifies with a group that is historically underrepresented in the field of education (e.g. race, ethnicity, ability (visible or invisible), sexual orientation, etc.). The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage historically underrepresented students to complete school psychology programs and support employment of school psychologists in Missouri. 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. 

Requirement for Nominee(s): Applicants must be a current MASP member and presently attending one of Missouri’s NASP or APA approved School Psychology programs.

Nominee Materials must include:

  • A completed application
  • One letter of recommendation from a professional within the field, preferably a supervisor (e.g. faculty advisor, practicum supervisor)
  • A one-to-two-page curriculum vita (CV) listing academic preparation and any presentations, in-services, publications, etc.
  • A brief statement describing how the applicant meets the criteria stated, including their previous and planned work to promote social justice and equity.

School Psychology Intern of the Year SCHOLARSHIP

At the annual Spring Collaborative Conference, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to a school psychology student at the intern level. The purpose of this scholarship is to support recruitment and retention of school psychologists in the state of Missouri. Additionally, MASP hopes to increase student involvement and membership. The scholarship may be used for living expenses, research, conference attendance costs, or any other needs related to preparation as a school psychologist.

Requirement for Nominee(s):  Applicants must be a current MASP member and presently serving as a school psychology intern in Missouri public schools, clinical settings, etc., regardless of the location of previous training. 

Nominee materials must include: 

  • A completed application
  • One letter of recommendation from internship supervisor
  • A one to two page vita listing your academic preparation and any presentations, in-services, publications, etc.
  • 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.


Awards Application Information & Descriptions

Please consider recognizing a deserving colleague for dedication to our field by attaching your nomination and
letters of suppor
to an e-mail and submitting to our Conference/Elections/Awards Committee.
 

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST or SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINER OF THE YEAR

Consider nominating a colleague for this prestigious award presented by the association at the annual Spring Collaborative Conference. 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! Nominees who are active in district or state leadership in school psychological services and/or in MASP will be given preference.

Nominee(s) 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

Nominee Materials 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.

FRIEND OF CHILDREN AWARD

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 Friend of Children Award may be awarded at either the Fall MASP Conference or Spring Collaborative Conference.

Requirement for Nominee(s): 

  • Nomination form 
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation–check to see if NASP has similar award
  • 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.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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 Lifetime Achievement Award may be awarded at either the Fall MASP Conference or Spring Collaborative Conference.

Requirement for Nominee(s): 

  • 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
  • Preferred nominee has been active in district or state leadership activities in school psychological services and/or in MASP
Nominee materials must include: 
  • Candidate’s Vita
  • Four (4) one-page letters of support 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.

Past Award & Scholarship Recipients 

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2023 School Psychology Intern of the Year
Grace Smith, EdS
Jefferson City School District

This page was last updated 6/2024.

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