Ena Vazquez-Nutall Diversity Scholarship
The Ena Vazquez-Nutall Diversity Scholarship for Graduate Training in School Psychology
Ena Vazquez-Nuttall, Ed.D, was well respected for her various contributions to multicultural psychology and school psychology throughout her lifetime. She founded the first doctoral program in Massachusetts at Massachusetts-Amherst, and the second at Northeastern University in Boston. In addition, she directed the school psychology programs for many years and even held the dean of graduate studies position for 10 years in the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. During her 20 year stay at Northeastern University, Ena Vazquez-Nuttall promoted the importance of cultural diversity years before it was considered significant. For over 30 years, she published numerous journal articles and book chapters on multicultural issues. Her most notable work was her contribution to the book: Multicultural Counseling Competencies: Individual Organizational Development. The frameworks developed in the book have had a major impact on APA policies and practices today.
MSPA established the Diversity Scholarship to support graduate training of culturally and linguistically diverse students pursuing careers in school psychology. To help foster and encourage diversity in the profession, the Association will annually award up to $3,000 to at least one qualified and select graduate student in school psychology.
MSPA believes that all students, especially those from diverse backgrounds, would benefit from the availability of more culturally and linguistically diverse school psychologists. MSPA is committed to diversity in the field of school psychology by supporting culturally diverse graduate students who will eventually provide school based services to diverse student populations.
IMPORTANT: Doctoral candidates will not be considered for this award. Only those students enrolled in a CAGS/M. ED/Ed.S., MA/CAGS (or an equivalent), school psychology training program will be considered for this scholarship award.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Marquel Norton, Chair
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Fall 2020 Diversity Scholarship Winners
The Fall 2020 Diversity Scholarship Winners were Brittany Motley and Louise Baptista. We celebrated over a fantastic Zoom event with guest speaker Charles Barrett, Chair of the NASP Multicultural Affairs Committee, and surprise guest, Wendy Price, NASP President.
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