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Scholars Committed to Opportunities in Psychological Education (SCOPE) RECEIVES TWO AWARDS

ABHA members were recently awarded two grants to support the Scholars Committed to Opportunities in Psychological Education (SCOPE) Program, which provides culturally competent mentoring and training to undergraduate students of color interested in pursuing graduate education in psychology. The grant proposals highlighted the barriers to entering graduate programs in psychology for students of color, how the underrepresentation of students of color in psychology graduate programs impacts research, teaching, and behavioral healthcare, and how SCOPE addresses these issues at the individual and institutional levels. The grants will allow ABHA to host SCOPE free of charge to participants and provide meals and GRE and professional development books as well as cover transportation costs for participants. Additionally, the grant money will be used to conduct a program evaluation to evaluate SCOPE’s impact on participants’ knowledge of the graduate application process and longer time outcomes such as graduate school admission and retention.

For more information about the grants see below:

Racial Justice Microgrant ($1,000) - Awarded to Madison Silverstein and Ryan Hackett; Mentor is Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP
http://race.emory.edu/index.html
The Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement (RACE) Racial Justice Microgrant allows Emory students to pursue scholarship and projects that demonstrate a commitment to furthering racial justice at Emory. RACE awarded ABHA members with this microgrant as they believed SCOPE was an innovative strategy to enhance racial equity and justice on Emory’s campus. 

APAGS Student Diversity Initiative Award ($3,000) - Awarded to Madison Silverstein and Ryan Hackett; Mentor is Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP
https://www.apa.org/about/awards/apags-student-diversity.aspx
The APAGS Student Diversity Initiative Award provides funding for the development of initiatives to aid in the recruitment and retention of psychology doctoral students in psychology or closely related programs of diverse backgrounds. The review committee stated they were impressed by ABHA’s proposal as it provided a clear focus on student multicultural and diversity issues.