Paul E. Henkin travel grants

The Paul Henkin Grant program funds travel awards for qualifying students through Division 16, School Psychology

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Mission and Funding provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential both now and in generations to come. It executes this mission through a broad range of scholarships and grants.  For all of these, it encourages applications from individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

The Paul Henkin Grant program funds travel awards for qualifying students through Division 16, school psychology. Its description, application requirements, and procedures appear below.

APF supports original, innovative research and projects. Although APF favors unique, independent work, the Foundation does fund derivative projects that are part of larger studies.


This program seeks to promote the development of students oriented toward careers in school psychology, providing grants to student members of APA Division 16 (school psychology) to help offset registration, lodging, and transportation costs incurred in convention attendance.

Program goals
  • Enrich the field of school psychology by supporting its promising younger members

  • Facilitate growth of aspiring school psychology professionals through experiential learning opportunities afforded by the APA convention

Funding specifics

Up to $1,000 annually for registration, lodging and transportation expenses

Eligibility requirements
  • Student membership in APA Division 16

  • Demonstrated commitment to pursuit of a school psychology career

  • Those receiving any APA travel reimbursement for convention attendance are ineligible

Evaluation criteria
  • Conformance with stated program goals

  • Demonstrated understanding of the field of school psychology, including its demands, research and application opportunities, and the value of continuing professional development for contributing to its advancement

  • Applicant’s scholarly accomplishments and potential in this field

Proposal requirements
  • Completed application form

  • 500 word essay with reference to program goals and criteria

  • CV

  • Letter of recommendation

Submission process and deadline

Submit a completed application online at by April 15, 2012.

Please be advised that APF does not provide feedback to applicants on their proposals.

Questions about this program should be directed to Parie Kadir, Program Officer.