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SCCAP Diversity Travel Awards

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 in San Francisco, CA or a division co-sponsored conference (e.g., the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 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.


Four $500 travel awards are available to support travel for graduate students or early career professionals (no more than 10 years since earning your doctorate).


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.

Applications are due by July 1, 2018. 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.

Please apply by submitting your application online:

Required materials are listed below.

1)     CV

2)     A one-page cover letter detailing: (a) how attending the conference will benefit your professional development, (b) describe your self-identified diversity status (e.g., ethnicity, sexual and gender diversity, disability), (c) identify the conference you will attend (name, date, state if you are presenting and describe your project).


Erlanger Turner, PhD

SCCAP Diversity Committee, Chair

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