Graduate Scholarship Information

Attention all TASP graduate student members! Anyone in need of a scholarship? TASP has officially opened the application window for this year. The following information provides details about how to apply.


 

TASP Graduate Student Scholarship

I. Introduction

  • The TASP Scholarship Program was established in 2011 to aid graduate students embarking on a Specialist or Doctoral degree in School Psychology who may be facing financial barriers. The intent of the Program is to support the completion of certification or degree in this area.
  • The Program awards a maximum of four general $500 scholarships to chosen graduate students.
  • The Program also provides conference registration fee refunds to scholarship recipients. Refunds are based on early registration rates.
  • Recipients are recognized at the annual TASP conference in October.

II. Eligibility

To be considered for a scholarship, applicant must:

  • Be a full-time or part-time graduate student in a School Psychology program in Texas.
  • Be in good academic standing. Minimum GPA of 3.25 required.
  • Be a TASP member. (http://txasp.org/membership)

III. Selection Criteria

Your application will be blindly reviewed and evaluated by the TASP Scholarship Committee, which is comprised of five current board members, excluding trainers. The Scholarship Coordinator will not partake in evaluation procedures. The Committee will consider many factors in reaching their decision including: adherence to instructions; completeness of application; academic standing; interests and growth as reflected on curriculum vitae; professional goals statement; recommendation letter; and essay expressing need/plan for scholarship. Required documentation is delineated on the application form.

IV. Application Deadline

To be considered for a scholarship, the completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the TASP Graduate Student Representative and Scholarship Coordinator, Jesseca Jackson, no later than 11:59 p.m. on September 24, 2021.

V. Notification

All applicants will be notified of their status prior to the TASP Annual Conference. This year, scholarship recipients will be notified on or before Monday, October 18, 2021. Scholarship recipients will be formally recognized at the TASP Annual Conference. Therefore, the winning applicants are required to attend in order to receive their award, and their convention registration fee will be waived. For 2021, the Conference will be held in Georgetown, Texas on November 4-6, 2021.

VI. Completing and Submitting Your Application

All materials must be submitted via e-mail to the Scholarship Coordinator. You may need to scan and save some documents in PDF format (i.e., recommendation letter, signed application) for electronic submission. Once you submit your materials, you will be unable to make changes, so please make sure that all information is correct and complete prior to submission. You may request that your application be retracted if you decide that you no longer want to partake in the selection process. Upon submitting your materials, you will receive a confirmation notice via e-mail denoting that your application materials have been received.

VII. Applicant Alert

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that ALL application materials are received as instructed and by the deadline. Documents received outside of the deadline or in addition to what has been instructed will not be considered.

VIII. Delivery of Scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded in the form of a check within 30 days following the annual TASP Conference in November.

IX. Reapplying

Scholarship recipients are not eligible for reapplication and may only receive one scholarship.

X. Questions?

Contact Jesseca Jackson ([email protected]) if you have questions or need further information.

XI. Disclaimer

Any graduate student who is a current member of the TASP Board is ineligible for the Scholarship Program.


 

Legends of TASP Scholarship

In Honor of Dr. Carol Booth

I. Introduction

  • The Legends of TASP scholarship was established to honor Texas school psychologists who have made a significant impact on the profession and practice in our state.
  • The Legends of TASP Scholarship recognizes excellence, scholarship, and exemplary service delivery through the ongoing work of school psychology graduate students.
  • TASP will allocate funds of at least $1,000 and accept additional donations potentially increasing the scholarship total beyond the allocated amount.
  • Recipient is recognized at the TASP Annual Fall Convention. The Program also provides convention registration fee refunds to the scholarship recipient. Refunds are based on student early registration rates.
  • This year, we recognize Dr. Carol Booth’s contributions to the profession. Dr. Carol Booth is a legendary TASP charter Board member, serving in the roles of Area Representative, Secretary, TASP President, and NASP Delegate. She was also awarded the Outstanding School Psychologist of the Year in 1996 and Outstanding Service to the Profession in 2008. She was a graduate trainer at the University of Houston- Clear Lake, St. Thomas and Lamar Universities, as well as an adjunct clinical faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine. She also served as an oral examiner for the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, consultant for Educational Service Center 4, and served in numerous school districts including: Dickinson, LaMarque, Galveston, Galena Park, and South Jasper County.

II. Eligibility

To be considered for a scholarship, applicant must:

  • Be a full-time or part-time graduate student in a School Psychology program in Texas.
  • Demonstrate academic excellence and outstanding service delivery.
  • Be a TASP member. (http://txasp.org/membership)

III. Selection Criteria

Nominations for this scholarship will be accepted from the student’s training program advisor or faculty. Self-nominations will not be considered. The review committee will consist of current, past, and charter TASP Board members and family members of Dr. Booth. The committee will consider applicants who not only demonstrate academic excellence, but also outstanding, innovative, and meaningful contributions to social, emotional, behavior, or mental health direct service delivery. The applicant’s work ethic is above and beyond that of other students and is regarded at a higher standard than expectations.

IV. Application Deadline

To be considered for a scholarship, the completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the TASP Graduate Student Representative no later than Friday, September 24, 2021.

V. Notification

The selected recipient will be notified of their status prior to the TASP Annual Convention. The recipient will be formally recognized at the TASP Annual Convention, therefore, the winning recipient is required to attend in order to receive their award.

VI. Completing and Submitting Your Nomination

All materials must be submitted via e-mail to the Graduate Student Representative. You may need to scan and save some documents in PDF format (i.e., nomination essay, signed application) for electronic submission. Once you submit your materials, you will be unable to make changes, so please make sure that all information is correct and complete prior to submission. You may request that your nomination be retracted if you decide that you no longer want to partake in the selection process. Upon submitting your materials, you will receive a confirmation notice via e-mail denoting that your nomination materials have been received.

VII. Applicant Alert

It is the nominator’s responsibility to ensure that ALL application materials are received as instructed and by the deadline. Documents received outside of the deadline or in addition to what has been instructed will not be considered.

VIII. Delivery of Scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded in the form of a check within 30 days following the annual TASP Convention.

IX. Reapplying

Scholarship recipients are not eligible for future nominations and may only receive one scholarship.

X. Questions?

Contact Jesseca Jackson ([email protected]) if you have questions or need further information.

XI. Disclaimer

Any graduate student who is a current member of the TASP Board is ineligible for the Scholarship Program.