Scholarships

The LaMaurice Gardner Memorial Fund

Dr. LaMaurice H. Gardner was a local pioneer in Black Psychology. He attended Cathedral Central High School in the Arden Park neighborhood of Detroit and then earned a Bachelor of Philosophy and Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of Detroit. Dr. Gardner then earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University in Chicago in 1964.  Following graduation, Dr. Gardner returned to the Detroit Metro area where he practiced as a clinical and psychoanalytic psychologist with interests in experimental hypnosis, Black history, oppression, and marriage and family therapy.  He held leadership positions with some of the largest providers of mental health care in the Detroit region, and his career focused on overcoming racial and economic biases in therapy and improving the quality of Black families and relationships. His early work challenged the notion that a Black therapist could not work with white clients. His 1971 research article focused on overcoming inter-racial barriers for effective psychotherapy. 
 

This scholarship fund was established by the Metro Detroit Association of Black Psychologists after Dr. Gardner’s death in 2001 to provide financial support for the professional development of Black graduate psychology students and early career psychologists. Dr. Gardner’s legacy lives on through this memorial fund.

Donation to the fund

Are you looking for a way to make a meaningful contribution to aspiring and upcoming black psychology students? Consider making a donation to the LaMaurice Gardner scholarship fund and any amount. 

Donors of $50 or Less  

An Acknowledgement Letter and the opportunity to give 3-minute remarks at members meetings (must be pre-scheduled)

Donors of $100-$499

-An Acknowledgement Letter and the opportunity to give 5-minute remarks at the member's meetings

-Online Plaque with name and contribution on our website 

-Free feature on our directory 

-Pre-Conference ticket sales notification for upcoming symposiums

 

Donors of $500-$1,000

-An Acknowledgement Letter and the opportunity to give 5-minute remarks at the member's meetings

-Online Plaque with name and contribution on our website 

-Free feature on our directory 

-Pre-Conference ticket sales notification for upcoming symposiums

- Featured on our website, with company/private practice logo, the first page of the directory 

-Opportunity to attend the pre-award scholarship committee with voting privileges

-Publish psychology, mental health, behavioral health blog, research, or comment on Website 

 

Donors of $1000 +  

-An Acknowledgement Letter and the opportunity to give 15-minute remarks at the member's meetings

-Large Online Plaque with name and contribution on our website 

-Free feature on our directory 

-Pre-Conference ticket sales notification for the upcoming symposium

- Featured on our website, with company/private practice logo, the first page of the directory 

-Opportunity to attend the pre-award scholarship committee with voting privileges

-Publish psychology, mental health, behavioral health blog, research, or comment on Website 

- Wall Plaque to acknowledge the contribution that includes name, date, and a special message on behalf of the chapter. 

-1/2 page dedication for one upcoming symposium event

 

*Please note after you make your donation, you will receive an email from one of the members of our chapter, within 48-72 hours.