Scholarships

The LaMaurice Gardner Memorial Fund

The LaMaurice Gardner Memorial Fund supports students enrolled in accredited

graduate psychology programs and early career psychologists within two years of

receiving their degree, who experience financial hardship associated with their

professional development.

 

Awards are dependent on the availability of funds, with a minimum of $250 and

maximum of $1000.

Eligibility for the scholarship:

  • Paid membership in the Metro Detroit Association of Black Psychologists

  • Chapter and attendance at two Metro Detroit Association of Black Psychology

  • meetings within the previous twelve months.

  • Completion of the first semester of school or completion of a minimum of 12

  • credit hours of graduate psychology coursework.

  • Demonstrate financial need associated with professional development,

  • including but not limited too: 

    • Books and supplies

    • Tuition and academic expenses

    • Conference attendance

    • Research expenses

    • Licensure preparation

    • Post-graduate certifications

  • Applicants are only eligible for one award per academic year, September 1 – August 31.

 

Application Process:

  • Complete online application

  • Selection interview with Scholarship Committee

  • Application deadline September 1, award announcement December 1

  • Application deadline April 1, award announcement July 1

 

Please see the online application for full application details

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.