ANNOUNCEMENT…Psi Beta Advisors – Please inform your Psi Beta members of two exciting opportunities. The first opportunity is the student research paper contest, and the second is a scholarship to attend this year’s American Psychological Association Conference (APA) in Denver, August 4-7, 2016!
Background: Up to 4 (four) authors of winning research papers will, in addition to their winning paper cash award, be awarded $2000 to attend the APA conference in Denver, CO August 4 – 7. The Anastasi scholarship monies are expected to cover registration, travel, lodging, and meal expenses needed to attend the APA convention. While attending the conference, winners are required to present their research paper at the Psi Beta student research poster session, attend all Psi Beta sponsored sessions, and receive a certificate of recognition and cash award for their winning paper. Winners must pay for travel, lodging, registration, and meals in advance, but will be awarded a check for their winning paper and a $2,000 scholarship check to reimburse all conference expenses not exceeding $2000 at the Psi Beta Awards and Social Hour on Saturday, August 6th at the conference.
Please note that the research paper competition is separate from the conference scholarship competition, but research paper winners who are interested in attending the conference are automatically eligible for the conference scholarship competition. Scholarship judging will give extra consideration to novel research and regional representation of the winning authors. While individual chapters may have more than one winner in the student research paper competition, a chapter is limited to 1 (one) APA conference travel scholarship award. In the event that multiple individuals from one chapter are ranked among the top six papers, the highest scoring paper from that chapter will be chosen for the APA conference travel scholarship.