Psychologists in Public Service Student Award

Honor the exemplary accomplishments of a student member of the division in support of the division's core mission.


Sponsor: Division 18


This award is for a graduate student and member of Div. 18 who demonstrates exemplary commitment to public service psychology and underserved populations. This can include: 

  • Providing direct service in a public mental health setting with a focus on underserved populations.
  • Developing and implementing an innovative mental health service program.
  • Conducting research in organized care settings that advances service system delivery and/or benefits underserved populations.
  • Advocating for quality mental health programs for all.

Nominees must be a psychology graduate student. (This may include postdoctoral fellows.) Nominees do not need to be student members of Div. 18 to be considered for an award but they must be a student member of APA or an APA division to receive the award.

How to Apply

To submit a nomination, please provide the following:

  • Two letters of nomination one of which should be from a teacher or mentor.
  • Curriculum vitae.

All nomination materials for this award should be sent to Shirley Glynn by May 1.