The following awards and grants are sponsored by Div. 16.

Member Awards

  • Jack Bardon Distinguished Service Award 
    The award is presented each year by Div. 16 at the APA convention to mature school psychologists who throughout their careers have demonstrated exceptional programs of service that merit special recognition.

  • Lightner Witmer Award 
    Each year Div. 16 presents the Lightner Witmer Award to young professional and academic school psychologists who have demonstrated scholarship which merits special recognition.

  • Nadine Murphy Lambert Lifetime Achievement Award 
    Occasionally (every 2-3 years), the Div. 16 will grant a Lifetime Achievement Award to an individual who has made long time contributions of unusual breadth and depth to the field.

  • Outstanding Dissertation Award 
    Each year Div. 16 presents an Outstanding Dissertation in School Psychology Award to a school psychology student who has completed a dissertation which merits special recognition and which has the potential to contribute to the science and practice of school psychology.

  • Senior Scientist Award 
    Each year Div. 16 presents a Senior Scientist in School Psychology Award to a mature professional and academic school psychologist who has demonstrated a program of scholarship which merits special recognition.

Student Awards

  • Paul E. Henkin School Psychology Travel Grant 
    The American Psychological Foundation Paul E. Henkin School Psychology Travel Grant provides support of up to $1,000 to defer the costs of registration, lodging and travel for student members of APA Div. 16 to attend the Annual APA Convention.
  • SASP Diversity Scholarship
    SASP provides its own Diversity Scholarship to support students from under-represented cultural backgrounds as they endeavor to become a part of the inspiring profession of school psychology. 


  • Div. 16 Grant Program for School Psychology Internships 
    Div. 16 (School Psychology) has developed a grant program for school psychology internships (GPSPI) to assist in the predoctoral internship crisis in the U.S. The GPSPI is supported by Div. 16, Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs (CDSPP), National Association of School Psychologists and Trainers of School Psychologists.