Queen-Nellie Evans Award
The APF Queen-Nellie Evans Award will fund a graduate student from an underrepresented group, who has a demonstrated financial need and is committed to improving the disparities in societal structures and issues that negatively impact communities of color, particularly communities of African descent/
The APF Queen-Nellie Evans Award will fund a graduate student from an underrepresented group, who has a demonstrated financial need and is committed to improving the disparities in societal structures and issues that negatively impact communities of color, particularly communities of African descent, particularly:
- root causes
- direct or indirect effects to individual mental and physical health and well-being
- broader negative social or psychological effects on the impacted population
Preference is given to those who:
- are preparing for a career in academia, clinical service delivery, or public policy;
- see their work as helping to improve the condition of marginalized communities after the completion of their graduate studies;
- are members of the communities they seek to serve; or
- have demonstrated experience serving marginalized communities
Arthur Evans, Jr., PhD, established the Queen and Nellie Evans Fund in honor of his grandmother and mother. Evans, a clinical and community psychologist and healthcare innovator, serves as the current CEO and executive vice president of the American Psychological Association. Evans has done incredible work to empower historically marginalized individuals and communities through his work as the commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services. He has been honored for his work both nationally and internationally. In 2015, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy recognized him as an Advocate for Action. Thanks to Evans, APF has been able to financially support graduate students who are committed to improving the conditions of marginalized communities.
APF encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds with respect to age, race, color, religion, creed, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, gender, and geography.
Applicants must be minority graduate students enrolled in accredited master’s or doctoral programs.
- personal statement
- academic transcript
- letter of recommendation from an advisor (requested through application portal)
- financial need verification documents (FAFSA, EFC, etc.)
Applications will be evaluated on:
- commitment to improving the conditions of marginalized communities
- career goals
- academic excellence
- financial need
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 Massachusetts Amherst
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