Pioneer Graduate Student Award

This award recognizes an Asian Pacific feminist graduate student who embraces the mission of Div. 35 and Div. 35, Section V in her (their) professional identity/work.


Sponsor: Division 35


This award, established in 2015, honors a Section V graduate student's contribution in areas such as community engagement, leadership, clinical work, research and mentorship.

The award will be presented at the APA Annual Convention.


Nominations, including self-nominations, are welcome.  

For the Clinical/Service Contribution Award, the applicant must:

  • Be current members of APA Div. 35 and Section V. Non-members are welcome to apply and agree to become member of Div. 35 and Section V once selected to be the award recipient.  Membership to Div. 35 is free. See membership information and application. 
  • Be able demonstrate clinical/community services to enhance the well-being of APIA communities, especially APIA women.
How to Apply

Please submit the following:

  1. A nomination letter that describes nominee’s contributions as a feminist psychologist serving the APIA communities.
  2. A one-page statement highlighting the nominee’s clinical/community services contributions to APIA women. 
  3. A letter of support/recommendation from a professional who is familiar with the applicant’s work  
  4. The applicant/nominee's curriculum vitae 

Applications that fail to meet the guidelines described will not be reviewed.

Interested applicants should email completed applications to Diane Hayashino, PhD.

Past Recipients

Lydia HaRim Ahn

Cory Reano

Anastasiya Tsoy

Yuxin Sun

Jessica Liu

Fanny Ng

Linh Luu

Last updated: October 2021Date created: January 2019