Scholarships and Grants

Dissertation Grant | Student Research Grant | Student Scholarship | Diversity Scholarship | Early Career Scholarship 

If you are planning on applying or if you have already applied for a scholarship DO NOT register for the 2023 SPA Convention until notifications have been sent out in early December. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact our office at info@personality.org. 

ALL Scholarships and Grants are now CLOSED until next year!

SPA Dissertation and Research Grants will be evaluated on a scale of 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) on the following domains:

  • Overall Quality of the Proposal
    • Proposal is clear and well-written
    • Proposal provides a clear rationale for the project with appropriate citations
    • The method described in the proposal is clear and appropriate for the proposed project
  • Feasibility of the Project
    • The project is feasible based on the timeline and budget provided
  • Potential to Contribute to the Field of Personality Assessment
    • The proposed project will significantly contribute to the field of personality assessment and/or advance the field of personality assessment

 A successful proposal will be well-written, provide a clear and compelling rationale for the project, the methods described are clear and appropriate for the proposed project, the project is feasible within the time and budget proposed, and the project has the potential to significantly contribute to and/or advance the field of personality assessment. 


Annual Dissertation Grant 
Closed on October 17, 2022

The Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) will be making grants to support dissertation research in the area of personality assessment. These awards of up to $800 dollars must have an approved dissertation proposal before applying for the grant. Although not required at time of application, to receive the grant, the student must hold an active student membership for the 2023 calendar year. It is expected that the findings of the dissertation will be presented at a forthcoming Annual Convention of SPA. 

2023 Dissertation Grant Winners
Ali Yunus Emre Akca When it is Fake and When it is Flawed: The Impact of Biases and Sterotypes in Professionals' Decision Making About Fabricated Symptoms 
Edleen De Jesus-Sanchez An Examination of MMPI-3 Score Patterns of Sex Trafficked Women
Alana Gallagher Hierarchical Structure of Posttraumatic Cognitions and Complex PTSD in Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence 
Callie Jowers Do Dimensions of Object Relations Mediate the Relationship between Pathological Traits, Defenses, and Coping? 
Julianne Lawson Killing Two Birds with One Phone: Attachment, Technology-Interference, Relationship Satisfaction within Daily Couple Interactions
Gillian Moloney Convergent and Discriminant Validity of the PAI-A Antisocial Features Scale
Kathleen Tully The Role of Narcissism in Instragram Consumption


 


Student Research Grant 
Closed on October 17, 2022

The Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) will be making grants to support all types of student research in the area of personality assessment. These awards of up to $500 dollars are open to undergraduate or graduate students in psychology or related fields. Although not required at time of application, to receive the grant, the student must hold an active student membership for the 2023 calendar year. It is expected that the findings of this research will be presented at a forthcoming Annual Convention of SPA.
2023 Research Grant Winner
Lauren Allen Roles of Informants' Well-Being in Evaluative Bias: Effects on Informant Ratings
Jen Ying Zhen Ang & Aakriti Prasai Understanding Counselor Trainee Experiences with the Wright-Constantine Structured Cultural Interview 
Matthew Chapman  A Qualitative Examination on Adult Male Sex Offenders and Their Adverse Childhood Experiences
Christine Hujing Interpersonal Projection of Right-Wing Authoritarianism 
Casey Lee Use of Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) with Diverse Populations: Exploring Trainee Psychologists' Experiences
Paige MacQueen Associations between Perceiver Bias on Informant-Report Personality Measures and the Informant's Personal Attitudes toward Mental Illness
Courtney Phillips Examining the Predictive Power of Criterion A of the Alternative Model for Personality
Benjamin Poag The Invasive Workplace: Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Traits and Work-Related Technology Use
Tabea Springstein Measuring Emotion Regulation Success in Daily Life and Evaluating Nomothetic and Idiographic Associations with Strategies and Situations


Student Scholarship 

Closed on November 30, 2022

In an effort to encourage training of students and promote student participation in research and scholarly presentation in the area of personality assessment, SPA has created scholarships opportunities to attend the 2023 SPA Convention and WorkshopsThis $430.00 scholarship award includes a complimentary member early-bird rate registration and one night hotel. International applicants may be awarded an additional travel stipend of up to $400 depending on the stated need and the number of applications received. 

  • Provide complimentary member early-bird rate registration and one night in the hotel. 
  • International applicants may be awarded an additional travel stipend of up to $400 depending on the stated need and the number of applications received. 

Diversity Scholarship 

Closed on November 30, 2022

As part of its overall commitment to diversity, SPA is now offering diversity scholarships of up to $1,100.00 to support diverse professionals or students involved in personality assessment who seek to attend the 2023 SPA Convention and WorkshopsThis scholarship award includes a complimentary member early-bird rate registration, one night hotel, and up to $500 for reimbursable expenses (travel, additional registration fees, additional hotel, food). Additional funds for expenses may be given if registering at a lower rate. 

  • Provide complimentary member early-bird rate registration, one night in the hotel, and up to $500 in reimbursable expenses (travel, additional registration fees, additional hotel expenses, food expenses). 

Early-Career Scholarship 

Closed on November 30, 2022

In an effort to encourage early career participation in the practice, research, and scholarly engagement in the area of personality assessment, SPA has created scholarships opportunities to attend the 2023 SPA Convention and WorkshopsThis $650.00 scholarship award includes a complimentary member early-bird rate registration and one night hotel. International applicants may be awarded an additional travel stipend of up to $800 depending on the stated need and the number of applications received. 

  • Provide complimentary member early-bird rate registration, one night in the hotel, and up to $150 in reimburseable expenses (travel, additional registration fees, additional hotel expenses, food expenses). 
  • International applicants may be awarded an additional travel stipend of up to $800 depending on the stated need and the number of applications received. 

2023 Early Career Scholarship Winners

Jennifer Katherine Boland

Jennifer Katherine Boland

Sam Houston State University

Scholarship Winner

Hilary Lea DeShong

Hilary Lea DeShong

Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University

Scholarship Winner

Emily Ann Dowgwillo

Emily Ann Dowgwillo

University of Detroit Mercy

Scholarship Winner

Adam Paul Natoli

Adam Paul Natoli

Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University

Scholarship Winner

Sylvia Ryszewska

Sylvia Ryszewska

Post Doctoral Fellow

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Scholarship Winner

Corby Thompson

Corby Thompson

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(405)210-8427

Scholarship Winner

Courtney Wiesepape

Courtney Wiesepape

Clinical Research Specialist , Indiana University School of Medicine

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(979)203-1266

Scholarship Winner

2023 Student Scholarship Winners

Jen YZ Ang

Jen YZ Ang

New York University

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(650)804-2766

Scholarship Winner

Sophie Bella

Sophie Bella

The Citadel Graduate College

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(201)925-9006

Scholarship Winner

Hannah Benemann

Hannah Benemann

Graduate Research Assistant, Sam Houston State University

Scholarship Winner

Lorenzo Brienza

Lorenzo Brienza

University of Turin

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Rachel Davenport

Rachel Davenport

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(484)340-9731

Scholarship Winner

Ezra Ellenberg

Ezra Ellenberg

Rutgers University

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(917)952-7526

Scholarship Winner

Ashmita Ghosh

Ashmita Ghosh

Graduate Assistant, Villanova University

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(610)764-7701

Scholarship Winner

Katie Glauner

Katie Glauner

Pre-Doctoral Psychology Intern, Florida Institute of Technology

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(425)318-2990

Scholarship Winner

Che Harris

Che Harris

Graduate Student, Rutgers University

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(201)334-8144

Scholarship Winner

Sarah Hernandez

Sarah Hernandez

Graduate Research Assistant, Sam Houston State University

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(281)684-8597

Scholarship Winner

Christine Hujing

Christine Hujing

Palo Alto University

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(619)396-1719

Scholarship Winner

Megan Alexis Keen

Megan Alexis Keen

Ball State University

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Michael LeDuc

Michael LeDuc

Texas Tech University

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(786)877-5497

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Brooklyn Lesure

Brooklyn Lesure

Sam Houston State University

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Hadley McCartin

Hadley McCartin

Graduate Student, Sam Houston State University

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(770)773-5161

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Chloe O'Dell

Chloe O'Dell

University of Southern Mississippi

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Olivia Nelson

Olivia Nelson

University of Detroit Mercy

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(248)660-7577

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Elizabeth Papagni

The Wright Institute

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(415)646-3870

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Abbey Robbins

Abbey Robbins

Palo Alto University

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(860)367-2101

Scholarship Winner

Kirstie Pysher

Kirstie Pysher

Scholarship Winner

Chloe Rodriguez

Chloe Rodriguez

Sam Houston State University

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Nicole Shumaker

Nicole Shumaker

Sam Houston State University

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Shayon Tayebi

Shayon Tayebi

Sam Houston State University

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(832)592-3631

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Brooke Tompkins

Brooke Tompkins

West Chester University

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Lisa Rose Vassiliadis

Lisa Rose Vassiliadis

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2023 Diversity Scholarship Winners

Bryce Anthony

Bryce Anthony

Clinical Co-Director, Texas Tech University

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(951)818-6152

Scholarship Winner

Anita Batuure

Anita Batuure

Rutgers University

Scholarship Winner

Cristina Culler

Cristina Culler

Duquesne University

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(914)262-7398

Scholarship Winner

Brianna Davis

Brianna Davis

Graduate Research Assistant, Sam Houston State University

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(407)722-7262

Scholarship Winner

Sarah Gottlieb

Sarah Gottlieb

Student, William James College

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(617)564-9470

Scholarship Winner

Tina Greene

Tina Greene

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Texas Tech University

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(916)761-9462

Scholarship Winner

Casey Lee

Casey Lee

Duquesne University

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(801)644-9364

Scholarship Winner

Seiji Mabuchi

Seiji Mabuchi

Chitosekarasuyama Psychotherapy Room

Scholarship Winner

Ilenia Perez-Palen

Ilenia Perez-Palen

Florida Institute of Technology

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(860)574-2968

Scholarship Winner

Ashlinn Peters

Ashlinn Peters

Undrgraduate Research Assistant, Texas Tech University

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(806)891-8305

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Aakriti Prasai

Aakriti Prasai

Graduate Student, New York University

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(305)283-4104

Scholarship Winner

Danna Ramirez

Danna Ramirez

Doctoral Student, Sam Houston State University

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(346)777-5325

Scholarship Winner

Prathma Sharma

Prathma Sharma

Duquesne University

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Stephanie Strong

Stephanie Strong

University of Southern Mississippi

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(563)272-8461

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Taylor Renee Rodriguez

Taylor Renee Rodriguez

Rutgers University

Scholarship Winner

Ethan Xiong

Ethan Xiong

Graduate Student, University of Detroit Mercy

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(651)492-8096

Scholarship Winner

Shangyun Zhou

Shangyun Zhou

Clinical Psychology Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital

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(347)882-8521

Scholarship Winner