I. Purpose of PPI Graduate Student Grant
This opportunity provides financial support for school psychology graduate students to attend the NASP Public Policy Institute in Washington DC. The goal of the PPI is to enhance school psychologists’ knowledge, skills, and strategies to advocate for public education and support students' civil rights.
Eligible applicants include members of ASPP who are currently school psychology graduate students in an approved school psychology graduate program in Pennsylvania.
Funding will cover the cost of travel to Washington DC, lodging (at the NASP-selected hotel), and registration. Attendees will be expected to cover their own meals and any other expenses incurred. Shared lodging with other graduate students attending the PPI, where possible, is encouraged.
Applications must include the following information:
VI. Evaluation Criteria
All applications will be evaluated by each member of the ASPP Review Committee, according to the PPI Funding Evaluation Rubric. Applications will be evaluated based on three criteria: (1) students’ overall interest in advocacy and social justice, including prior experience, as it pertains to NASP Practice Model, (2) Students’ goals for advocacy and social justice, and (3) Students potential growth from the PPI experience.
VII. Submission Instructions and Notification of Advocacy Academy Attendance
Requests for PPI funding are reviewed once per year. Completed applications are due by midnight Eastern Time on May 20th annually. Applications can be submitted by clicking the Submit an Application link on this webpage. Committee decisions will be communicated to the applicant within three weeks of the submission deadline.
Within 60 days of PPI attendance, the recipient must submit a brief summary (500 words maximum) of his/her experience and the impact it had on his/her approach to school psychology. The recipient may be asked to submit a brief summary of the experience to be featured in the ASPP InSight publication.Please note that to receive reimbursement, attendees are expected to provide itemized receipts for their PPI-related expenses.