Connecticut Psychological Association
Ethnic Diversity Task Force
Scholarship and Mentoring Opportunity for Ethnic Minority Students
Student Application and Registration
Would you like the opportunity to learn more about the field of Psychology? Are you interested in networking with Psychologists in clinical practice, forensics, academic and other areas of Psychology? If your answers are “yes” to these questions, the Ethnic Diversity Task Force (EDTF) Scholarship is an opportunity for students of color to learn, be inspired and exposed to psychologists with various expertise and backgrounds.
ETHNIC DIVERSITY TASK FORCE (EDTF)
EDTF of the Connecticut Psychological Association (CPA) was formed in January 2001. EDTF is a group of ethnically and racially diverse professionals and students who promote and advocate for culturally competent services and mental health in communities of color where there is a shortage of mental health providers of color, especially psychologists to serve the increasing ethnic minority population. It is important that Ethnic Minority Students who are interested in entering the mental health field are recruited, mentored and retained in the field of psychology. EDTF provides support with recruitment and retention of ethnically diverse students and professionals in the field of psychology through networking and mentorship.
MENTORING AND SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS
This year marks the 12th annual scholarship opportunity sponsored by EDTF for high school students, undergraduate and graduate psychology students of color in Connecticut. Once again, EDTF will provide scholarships to student applicants on a first come first serve basis. Student registrants will benefit by being:
- Eligible to attend the CPA Annual Convention held this year October 25, 2013 which includes participating in conference sessions, attending Awards Ceremony Luncheon with ethnic minority psychologists and Social at the conclusion of the convention.
- Entitled to a one-year student CPA membership (upon completion of membership application) includes subscriptions to the CPA Newsletter and E-Newsletter.
- Participate in mentoring and networking activities throughout the year.
STUDENT APPLICATION AND REGISTRATION
As a student of color, you may apply for a scholarship and register for the October 25, 2013 CPA Annual Convention by completing the attached application and returning it to the CPA office, P.O. Box 915, North Haven, CT 06437, or fax to 860-673-0919. You also must register for the convention online directly at CPA Website - www.connpsych.org. Please put the word “EDTF Scholarship” where payment information is requested. Remember, scholarships will be awarded on a first come first served basis. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 14, 2013.
Connecticut Psychological Association
Ethnic Diversity Task Force-Ethnic Minority Student Scholarship
Annual Convention Scholarship Application – 2013
Scholarship includes Convention Registration and CPA membership for 2013-2014 (upon completion of CPA membership application)
Name:________________________________________ Date: _____________
Phone: ________________________________ Email: _____________________
1. Student Status (please check one):
a. Graduate ¨
University/Professional School: _____________________________________
b. Undergraduate ¨
c. High School ¨
High School: __________________________________________________
2. Demographics (please check all that apply):
¨ Native American
¨ Alaskan Native
¨ Asian or Pacific Islander
¨ Black Caribbean
¨ African American
¨ European American/Caucasian
¨ Middle Eastern
¨ Other (please specify):__________________________________
3. Have you attended the convention in the past? ¨ Yes ¨ No
If so, what year? _____________________
4. Have you ever received a diversity scholarship in previous years? ¨ Yes ¨ No
If yes, what year? ____________________
Return registration form (available online): please put the word “scholarship” where payment information is listed on scholarship application by October 14, 2013.