Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship
The APF Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship supports graduate-level scholarly projects that use a psychological perspective to help understand and reduce stigma associated with mental illness.
The APF Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship supports graduate-level scholarly projects that use a psychological perspective to help understand and reduce stigma associated with mental illness. The scholarship helps address research which shows that stigma is a significant barrier to treatment and recovery for many of the 50 million Americans living with mental illness.
The amount of the scholarship is $5,000. The Franks Scholarship is made possible by the generosity of Violet Franks, PhD, and Cyril Franks, PhD.
APF encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds with respect to age, race, color, religion, creed, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, gender, and geography.
- be graduate students in good standing at accredited universities.
- have demonstrated commitment to stigma issues
- project proposal
- project timeline
- detailed budget and justification
- letter of recommendation from faculty advisor (requested through application portal)
Applications will be evaluated on:
- conformance with program goals
- quality of proposed work
- applicant’s demonstrated scholarship and competence
Please be advised that APF does not provide feedback to applicants on their proposals.
Please review our Program FAQs for important details on the application process.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Mixed-methods investigation of a mental health
literacy intervention with middle school educators on
mental health knowledge, stigma, and self-efficacy”
Eliza Godfrey, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Mixed methods investigation of a mental health literacy intervention with middle school educators on mental health knowledge, stigma, and self-efficacy”
Gabriella T. Ponzini, West Virginia University
Daniel Saravia, California State University, Northridge
Jessy Guler, University of Kansas
Patrick Heath, Iowa State University
Kelly Whaling, University of California, Santa Barbara
Megan Rogers, Florida State University
Ian Stanley and Melanie Hom, Florida State University
Ruth Firmin, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Matthew Lebowitz, Yale University
Hannah Weisman, University of California, Santa Barbara
Benjamin Dickstein, Boston University
Luma Muhtadie, University of California, Berkeley
Lindsey Monteith, University of Houston
Yura Yasui, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Anne Krendl, Dartmouth College