Scholarships

The LaMaurice Gardner Memorial Fund

The LaMaurice Gardner Memorial Fund is for students who are enrolled in a Master's or Doctor program in Psychology, who maybe experience some sort of financial hardship and would like to request financial assistance from the Metro Detroit Association of Black Psychologist. 

Criteria for requesting a scholarship:
* Enrolled in an accredited higher learning institution in the state of Michigan,  with psychology as major
* Have completed the first semester of school or at least 12 credit hours of Psychology coursework 
* Has attended at least 2 Metro Detroit Association of Black Psychology meetings within the last year
* Must be able to articulate how the scholarship will be used to support the continuation of academic studies
* Must attend a brief pre-award conference with the Memorial Fund Committee to discuss needs

 

Award:

The amount of the scholarship will vary and can range between $250-$1000 (depending on availability) 

The application is open year-round and applicants will be notified via email if they are selected to become before the memorial fund committee.  


The application to request financial support is open from September-January and an award announcement will be made in February. However, a student may request an emergency scholarship for basic necessities such as gas, books, psychology applicable fees, etc. 

*Please note the Metro Detroit ABPsi does not guarantee the availability or award of a scholarship due to a limited amount of funds, however, we are committed to fundraising efforts to ensure the scholarship remains funded.  
 

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. The Metro Detroit Association Of Black Psychologist Make year round donations to Master and Doctor Level Students of Psychology who need financial support in order to complete their psychology studies. The money must be spent of basic necessities, travel, applicable psychology fees, and/or EPPP study prep materials. We plan to award 1 or 2 students each year and also offer emergency assistances to those in need. 

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 members meetings

-Online Plaque with name and contribution on our website 

-Free feature on our directory 

-Pre-Conference ticket sales notification for upcoming symposium

 

Donors of $500-$1,000

-An Acknowledgement Letter and the opportunity to give 5 minute remarks at the members meetings

-Online Plaque with name and contribution on our website 

-Free feature on our directory 

-Pre-Conference ticket sales notification for upcoming symposium

- Featured on our website, with company/private practice logo, first page of 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 members meetings

-Large Online Plaque with name and contribution on our website 

-Free feature on our directory 

-Pre-Conference ticket sales notification for upcoming symposium

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