The American Psychological Foundation calls for applications for the APF Queen-Nellie Evans Graduate Scholarship for the 2022 academic year.
APF is a grant-making foundation that funds early career psychologists and graduate students using psychology to solve important problems and improve people’s lives.
The Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship will recognize outstanding graduate students from underrepresented groups who have a demonstrated financial need and are committed to improving the disparities in societal structures and issues that negatively impact communities of color, particularly those of African descent, particularly:
- root causes
- direct or indirect effects to individual mental and physical health and well-being
- broader negative social or psychological effects on the impacted population
However, the following people will be given preference:
- are preparing for a career in academia, clinical service delivery, or public policy;
- see their work as helping to improve the condition of marginalized communities after the completion of their graduate studies;
- are members of the communities they seek to serve; or
- have demonstrated experience serving marginalized communities.
Arthur Evans, Jr., PhD, established the Queen and Nellie Evans Fund in honor of his grandmother and mother. Evans, a clinical and community psychologist and healthcare innovator, serves as the current CEO and executive vice president of the American Psychological Association. Thanks to Evans, APF has been able to financially support graduate students who are committed to improving the conditions of marginalized communities.
Queen-Nellie scholarship includes a sum of $4,000 given annually to graduate students in psychology who demonstrate a financial need and show commitment to improving the disparities in societal structures and issues that negatively impact communities of color, particularly of African descent.
Applicants for the Queen-Nellie scholarship must be graduate students in an accredited college or university.
Application to the APF Queen-Nellie Evans Graduate Scholarship should include the following documents
- personal statement
- academic transcript
- letter of recommendation
- financial need verification documents (FAFSA, EFC, etc.)
Deadline: January 31, 2022.
For more information on APF Queen-Nellie Evans Graduate Scholarship, visit the official site.