Emerging Student Leader Travel Award

The 2019 application period is closed.

Please check back in Spring 2020!


Award Description

To promote engagement and leadership among SfHP student members, the SfHP Student Advisory Council is proud to announce a new travel award for emerging student leaders interested in attending the annual APA Convention: The SfHP Emerging Student Leader Travel Award for the APA Convention in Chicago, IL from August 8th – 11th, 2019! The SfHP Emerging Student Leader Travel Award consists of $1,825 in funding for a student to attend the APA Convention. Award funds are to be utilized for airfare, hotel, food, and other expenses related to travel. One (1) SfHP Emerging Student Leader Travel Award will be awarded to a student member for the 2019 APA Convention.

Note: Awardee will need to submit a W9 to SfHP prior to receiving the award funds, and the award is subject to income taxation.


Current graduate student members of SfHP (from Ph.D., Psy.D., and terminal master’s degree programs) who have limited leadership experience but are dedicated to increasing their involvement in SfHP are encouraged to apply. Students promoting the values and goals of SfHP through clinical work, research productivity, or volunteer positions in health psychology will be competitive for the SfHP Emerging Student Leader Travel Award. Students can be in any year of their doctoral program, including those on internship. Preference will be given to students without financial support from other sources, those from underrepresented backgrounds, and those who have not previously attended the APA Convention. Eligible candidates are not required to have submitted a poster/presentation proposal to APA. Current or former Campus Representatives who meet the other criteria are encouraged to apply. Current SfHP Student Advisory Council members are not eligible for this award.

Expectations of Awardee

The awardee is expected to attend at least three relevant SfHP events with the Student Advisory Council at APA 2019 (i.e., select from two informal student breakfast meetings, Health Psychology Internship Q&A, DCT Meet and Greet, and the SfHP Awards Ceremony). The awardee is also invited to attend the SfHP social event at APA. The awardee is required to write a brief newsletter article about their experience as an emerging student leader at the APA Convention for the Fall/Winter 2019 SfHP Student Newsletter.


Completed applications (including one letter of recommendation) are due via e-mail by March 31, 2019.

Application Instructions

The following materials should be submitted via e-mail to the Chair of the SfHP Student Advisory Council at [email protected]. Applications are reviewed by selected members of the SfHP Student Advisory Council.

  1. Completed Application: Click here for the application questionnaire.
  2. Personal Statement: Applicants should submit a 1 page personal statement summarizing: (a) Their research or clinical work in health psychology; (b) How their work or area of interest reflects the values of SfHP; and (c) Why attending APA and gaining leadership experience in SfHP aligns with their professional goals.
  3. Curriculum Vita (CV)
  4. Letter of Recommendation: Applicants should have 1 graduate supervisor familiar with the student’s work in health psychology submit a letter of recommendation directly to the Student Advisory Council Chair via e-mail ([email protected]). The graduate supervisor does not have to be a member of SfHP.