May 16, 2014

Division 53 Student Achievement Award - Call for Applications

The Student Advisory Board of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53) is pleased to invite applications for our fourth annual Student Achievement Award. This year the award will recognize 1 undergraduate student, 1 early stage graduate student (for students in their first three years of graduate school or who are around the masters thesis mark), and 2 late stage graduate students. We seek to recognize students who have made a significant contribution to the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology, primarily through work on a recent youth-focused research project but also through teaching, mentoring, and clinical work, and other forms of community engagement. Undergraduates will also be evaluated based on their academic achievement. Awardees will receive $250 each. Awardees will also be recognized on the Division 53 website ( as well as in the Division 53 newsletter with a picture and summary spotlighting their work.

This award is open to all undergraduate students, and to graduate students in APA or CPA-accredited master- and doctoral-level programs. Membership in Division 53 is not required, but is looked on favorably. Students who have previously received another APA award for the same research project are not eligible for this award.

Applicants should submit:

1) A one-two page letter (12 pt font, double-spaced) describing the contributions you have made to clinical child and adolescent psychology. The focus should be on a recent research project that is either in progress or completed. Please also include information regarding activities in teaching, clinical, or volunteering work.

2) A sample of the research project described above in the form of an abstract, poster, or summary for the research project described above. Only one research sample should be submitted, and it should be no longer than two pages. Please clearly indicate authorship order.

3) An up-to-date curriculum vitae including any presentations or publications; involvement in research, clinical work, and service activities; and overall and psych GPAs for undergraduate students.

4) A letter from a faculty member.

All nominations and supporting materials for the graduate and undergraduate award must be received on or before June 30, 2014. Materials should be sent to If you have questions about eligibility criteria or other parts of the application process, please contact this same email address.

We encourage you to share this call for applications with all students who may be interested in applying. Attached is a flyer with this information, to facilitate dissemination. We look forward to reviewing applications soon!

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