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Most professional organizations have reduced membership rates for students, access to scholarly journals and newsletters, student scholarships, and opportunities to be involved in professional activity, such as committee work or student groups. Visit the websites below for more information and resources.
The mission of the AAPA is to "advance the mental health and well-being of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy."
The ABP has the following goals: "promoting and advancing the profession of African Psychology; influencing and affecting social change; and, developing programs whereby psychologists of African descent (hereafter known as Black Psychologists) can assist in solving problems of Black communities and other ethnic groups."
"The National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA) is a national organization of mental health professionals, academics, researchers, and students whose objective is to generate and advance psychological knowledge and foster its effective application for the benefit of the Latinx population."
The main goal of SIP is "to come together as Native psychologists who work in support of professionals, researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students. As a community, we share ideas, disseminate knowledge and new information relevant to Native People. United by a common core of values, we seek to be a resource for our respective communities by increasing the knowledge and awareness of issues impacting Native mental health."
"Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race encourages research on ethnic minority issues and the application of psychological knowledge to ethnic minority issues. The division promotes public welfare through research and encourages professional relationships among psychologists who share these concerns and interests."
"The Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (SPSOGD) welcomes all those interested in psychological research, practice, education and training and advocacy on issues related to sexual orientation and gender diversity, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender nonconforming and queer individuals and allies."
Applying to Graduate School
Hot Metal Bridge is "designed to help talented students from groups traditionally underrepresented in their academic disciplines, including first-generation graduate students and those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, to bridge the gap between an undergraduate degree and a graduate training program."
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
"The PhD program in Clinical Psychology Specialization is the first and longest standing program at a Historically Black College or University. Accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1987, we are dedicated to bringing well-being and health to diverse groups in globally unserved settings by rigorously grounding psychological science in transcultural contexts. Our mission is to train scientist-practitioners from diverse backgrounds to apply their services to understanding and reducing societal problems."
$2,000, 20-40 scholarships awarded annually. All students must be current members of NAACP, US citizens, under the age of 25 at the time of application, enrolled in or accepted to an accredited college/university in the US, have financial need based on federal poverty guidelines. Undergraduate students must be full-time and have a gpa of at least 2.5. Graduate students may be full- or part-time and must have a gpa of at least 3.0.
"Graduate students enrolled full time at a university or college may apply for the scholarship. The student must be in good academic standing and must be making good progress in his/her program. Any graduate student may apply as long as the funds requested go toward the enhancement of issues of diversity and inclusion."