Deadline: January 31, 2022
Applications are open for the American Psychological Foundation (APF) Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship 2022. The Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship will recognize outstanding graduate students from underrepresented groups who have a demonstrated financial need and are committed to improving the disparities in societal structures and issues that negatively impact communities of color, particularly of African descent, particularly:
- root causes
- direct or indirect effects to individual mental and physical health and well-being
- broader negative social or psychological effects on the impacted population
Arthur Evans, Jr., PhD, established the Queen and Nellie Evans Fund in honor of his grandmother and mother. Evans, a clinical and community psychologist and healthcare innovator, serves as the current CEO and executive vice president of the American Psychological Association.
Evans has done incredible work to empower historically marginalized individuals and communities through his work as the commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services. He has been honored for his work both nationally and internationally. In 2015, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy recognized him as an Advocate for Action. Thanks to Evans, APF has been able to financially support graduate students who are committed to improving the conditions of marginalized communities.
- A $4,000 scholarship is offered annually.
- Applicants must be graduate students in an accredited college or university.
- Must demonstrate a financial need,
- Be committed to improving the disparities in societal structures and issues that negatively impact communities of color, particularly of African descent.
Preference is given to those who:
- are preparing for a career in academia, clinical service delivery, or public policy;
- see their work as helping to improve the condition of marginalized communities after the completion of their graduate studies;
- are members of the communities they seek to serve; or
- have demonstrated experience serving marginalized communities.
Application must include:
- Personal statement
- Academic transcript
- Letter of recommendation
- Financial need verification documents (FAFSA, EFC, etc.)
For more information, visit APF Scholarship.