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 November.

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. (

III. Selection Criteria

Your application will be blindly reviewed and evaluated by the TASP Scholarship Committee, which is composed 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, Morgan Sekula, no later than 11:59 p.m. on September 15, 2023.

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 October 3, 2023. 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 2023, the Conference will be held in Frisco, Texas November 2-4, 2023.

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 Morgan Sekula ([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.