The APA Convention Registration Scholarship for International Students provides a scholarship for registration costs (only) to the annual APA Convention to student non-members of APA and/or Division 52. This is a needs-based scholarship for students who otherwise would not be able to register for the convention. The goal is to promote international student access and engagement in the annual APA Convention and in the convention activities of APA Division 52.
Note: The scholarship will cover registration only for either the in-person cost or virtual cost, depending on the format of the convention. Travel and accommodations are not covered by the scholarship.
Division 52 will offer up to two International Student APA Convention Registration Scholarships for the 2022 APA Convention, dedicated to international students studying in the U.S. or students living outside of the United States.
All applicants must be an international psychology student in the U.S. or a psychology student outside of the U.S. who is not a member of APA or of APA Division 52. Students at any degree level are encouraged to apply.
Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the content of an online application, including the applicant’s biosketch (or biography) and responses to two questions about what they hope to gain from attending Convention and how it will further their professional development (written, video, art, etc.).
Note: English proficiency is not a factor in determining scholarship recipients.
Deadline: February 15, 2022
About APA Convention
The APA Convention is the annual academic and professional gathering for the American Psychological Association and its members. It is an opportunity to learn about and/or present the latest psychology research and trends while networking with others in the field. The location of the conference changes by year, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been hosted virtually.
APA Convention website: https://convention.apa.org/
About APA Division 52
International Psychology seeks to develop a psychological science and practice that is contextually informed, culturally inclusive, serves the public interest and promotes global perspectives within and outside of APA. The Division of International Psychology represents the interest of all psychologists who foster international connections among psychologists, engage in multicultural research or practice, apply psychological principles to the development of public policy or are otherwise concerned with individual and group consequences of global events.
APA Division 52 Website: https://div52.net/
APA Division 52 Student Webpage: https://div52.net/students/
Benefits of APA Division 52 Student Membership [Please consider joining!]
- Network with peers globally who are interested in psychology
- Participate in Division 52 Student Committee and its activities
- Attend international psychology workshops and events
- Join Division 52 working groups and committees
- Run for student leadership positions
- Partner with senior international psychology professionals
- Learn about opportunities through Division 52 listserv and Division 52 student listserv
- Apply for student awards:
- Submit to publish in Division 52 newsletter or journal
- Gain leadership skills and international psychology competency
Required information includes:
- Completed online application form:
- Contact information
- Biosketch (or biography)
- Statements of interest:
- What do you hope to get from attending APA Convention as a student member? (no more than 200 words or 2 minutes in audio/video length
- How will attending the APA Convention support your development as a psychology student and/or future international psychology professional?
Note: Statements of interest may be submitted as any of the following: a type-written document (in any language with English transcript), a video or audio clip (in any language with English subtitles or transcript), a song (in any language with English subtitles or transcript) with brief explanation (approximately 50-100 words in English or another language), a piece of art with a brief explanation (approximately 50-100 words in English or another language), or another modality with approval from the scholarship committee.
Please contact Award’s Chair Daniel Balva with questions