The Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship will recognize outstanding graduate students from underrepresented groups who have a demonstrated financial need and are committed to improving the disparities in societal structures and issues that negatively impact communities of colour, particularly of African descent, particularly:
APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship Advertisement
- Position(s): Several
- Applications closing Date: January 31, 2022
- Vacancy Type: Permanent/Temporary.
- Company Name: American Psychological Foundation
Arthur Evans, Jr., PhD, established the Queen and Nellie Evans Fund in honour of his grandmother and mother. Evans, a clinical and community psychologist and healthcare innovator, serves as the current CEO and executive vice president of the American Psychological Association.
Evans has done incredible work to empower historically marginalized individuals and communities through his work as the commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioural Health and Intellectual disability services. He has been honoured for his work both nationally and internationally. In 2015, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy recognized him as an Advocate for Action. Thanks to Evans, APF has been able to financially support graduate students who are committed to improving the conditions of marginalized communities.
- A $4,000 scholarship is offered annually.
- Applicants must be graduate students in an accredited college or university.
- Must demonstrate a financial need,
- Be committed to improving the disparities in societal structures and issues that negatively impact communities of colour, particularly of African descent.
Preference is given to those who:
- are preparing for a career in academia, clinical service delivery, or public policy;
- see their work as helping to improve the condition of marginalized communities after the completion of their graduate studies;
- are members of the communities they seek to serve; or
- have demonstrated experience serving marginalized communities.