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Diversity Professional Development Award

Applications for 2022 awards will open in the fall of 2021

The SCCAP Diversity Committee is pleased to announce our request for applications for the Diversity Travel Award. The intent of this award is to allow graduate students and ECP’s from diverse groups (e.g., ethnic and racial, sexual and gender diversity, individuals with a disability) the opportunity to attend a conference to gain professional skills and increase their professional network.

The Diversity Travel Award is designed to promote attendance at the annual APA conference or a division co-sponsored conference (e.g., Future Directions Forum, Miami International Child and Adolescent Mental Health conference). Other conferences will be considered with a written justification of how the proposed conference will enhance your professional career.

Up to fifteen $300 travel awards are available to support travel for graduate students or early career professionals (no more than 10 years since earning your doctorate). Due to public concerns, if travel is not required funding may be used to attend virtual opportunities.

 Eligibility Criteria:

  • This award is open to graduate students in APA or CPA accredited master and doctoral level programs OR ECP’s.
  • Applicants must be a member of SCCAP. SCCAP is free to join for students and post-docs.
  • If selected the awardee will be required to submit conference receipts for registration and travel to receive the Diversity Travel Award funds.
  • Eligible educational opportunities must occur in the 2021 calendar year.  If the event occurs prior to the award announcement, funds may be used for retroactive reimbursement.

Applications are due by Dec 20, 2020 before 5:00 pm EST for the 2021 Award cycle. If you have questions about eligibility criteria or other parts of the application process, please contact

*Applications will be evaluated based on the financial need and benefit of attending the conference on the applicants’ professional development. Although you do not need to be a presenter to apply for this award, priority will be given to applicants who are presenting at the conference.

Conference Registration prior to award announcement is not required.  

Award Announcements will be made on or before February 1st.

SCCAP encourages and welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds with respect to age, ethnicity, disability, gender, geography, nationality, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

Nuri Reyes, PhD

SCCAP Diversity Committee, Awards Chair