IASP Graduate School Scholarships

Each year, IASP offers two scholarships to help support graduate students in the field of school psychology: the IASP Dr. Stana Michael Scholarship and the IASP Dr. Stana Michael Minority Scholarship.

Dr. Stana Michael was an exemplary school psychologist who served students and the profession in a thoughtful manner. She was also involved in the early organization of the Indiana Association of School Psychologists (IASP). In 1997, the Stana Michael Scholarship fund was established by Dr. George Batsche, former president of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), who had worked with Dr. Michael. Today the fund is primarily supported by Dr. Michael’s children and family, and by contributions from IASP members.

IASP Dr. Stana Michael Graduate Scholarship 

The IASP Dr. Stana Michael Graduate Scholarship is awarded annually to an individual interested in pursuing graduate training in school psychology. The scholarship is awarded each year to a school psychology student in a NASP-approved program in Indiana (currently Ball State University, Indiana State University, Indiana University, and Valparaiso University). 

Eligibility 

To be considered for this scholarship the candidate must: 

  • Be a full-time or part-time graduate student 
  • Be a United States citizen 
  • Be currently attending or accepted for enrollment in a NASP-approved school psychology program in the state of Indiana with the aim of becoming a practicing school psychologist 
  • Be in good academic standing 
  • Have a minimum cumulative overall GPA of 3.0 

Selection 

The application postmark deadline is May 15. Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Selection Committee. The committee will consider many factors in reaching their decision, including the completeness of the application; the applicant’s experience and interests; the applicant’s personal statement and accomplishments; the applicant’s letters of recommendation; and the applicant’s degree of scholarship. 

Announcement 

The IASP Dr. Stana Michael Scholarship is for the amount of $1000, paid directly to the bursar at the NASP-approved Indiana program the student is/will be attending. The scholarship recipient will be notified on or before June 15, and will be recognized at the IASP Fall Conference. 

How to Apply 

Download an application for the IASP Dr. Stana Michael Scholarship, or contact Angela McKinney for additional information. 

Please return completed application packet to: 

Indiana Association of School Psychologists
125 W. Market Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone # 317-472-6955 Toll-Free # 866-518-4472

Questions may be directed to: Angela McKinney IASP Scholarship Committee Chair angela.mckinney@indstate.edu 

IASP Dr. Stana Michael Minority Scholarship 

Statement of Intent to Recruit Minority School Psychologists in the State of Indiana 

The need for culturally and linguistically diverse school psychologists is a national focus as our population has changed significantly in the past decade. Projections for the future also indicate a continued trend toward greater diversity. It is therefore in the best practices of school psychology that we as a profession seek to employ persons with the skills necessary to meet these needs. Presently, there are not proportionate numbers of properly skilled practitioners to meet this growing need. Statistics also indicate that the future will continue to call for more culturally and linguistically diverse school psychologists. This scholarship will assist in the recruitment of qualified minority school psychologists and assist training programs with recruitment of minority students. 

Purpose 

The IASP Dr. Stana Michael Minority Scholarship was established to promote and encourage minority scholars pursuing graduate study in school psychology. This supports the goal of encouraging and promoting diversity within the profession and within the state of Indiana. A diverse group of professionals are needed to best serve the diverse population of students in Indiana. The scholarship is awarded each year to a minority school psychology student in a NASP-approved program in Indiana (currently Ball State University, Indiana State University, Indiana University, and Valparaiso University). 

Eligibility 

To be considered for this scholarship the candidate must: 

  • Be a full-time or part-time minority graduate student 
  • Be a United States citizen 
  • Be currently attending or accepted for enrollment in a NASP-approved school psychology program in the state of Indiana with the aim of becoming a practicing school psychologist 
  • Be in good academic standing 
  • Have a minimum cumulative overall GPA of 3.0 

Selection 

The application postmark deadline is May 15. Applications will be reviewed by the Minority Scholarship Selection Committee. The committee will consider many factors in reaching their decision, including the completeness of the application; the applicant’s experience and interests; the applicant’s personal statement and accomplishments; the applicant’s letters of recommendation; and the applicant’s degree of scholarship. 

Announcement 

The IASP Dr. Stana Michael Minority Scholarship is for the amount of $1000, paid directly to the bursar at the NASP approved Indiana program the student is/will be attending. The scholarship recipient will be notified on or before June 15, and will be recognized at the IASP Fall Conference. 

How to Apply 

Download an application at IASP Dr. Stana Michael Minority Scholarship, or contact Angela McKinney for additional information. 

Please return completed application packet to: 

Indiana Association of School Psychologists
125 W. Market Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone # 317-472-6955 Toll-Free # 866-518-4472

Questions may be directed to: Angela McKinney IASP Scholarship Committee Chair angela.mckinney@indstate.edu 

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