2013 Scholarship Application OverviewI. Introduction
The Fred E. Woodall Memorial Scholarship Program was established in 2006 in memory of Dr. Fred E. Woodall, School Psychology trainer, and MAPS founding member and Past-President. Dr. Woodall also served as Mississippi State Delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists. The scholarship is designed to ease financial barriers facing graduate students pursuing a Specialist or Doctoral Degree in School Psychology at a NASP-approved program within the state of Mississippi. The program seeks to support scholars who intend to practice school psychology in a school setting following graduation. The scholarship is presented at the annual MAPS Conference and awards a minimum of one $500 scholarship annually to a chosen graduate student. This program is funded by the generous donations of individuals and proceeds from the Fred E. Woodall Memorial Scholarship Fund Auction. II. Eligibility
To be considered for the scholarship, a candidate must:
III. Selection Criteria
Be a current full-time or part-time student enrolled in a NASP-approved program at a university within the state of MS with the goal of becoming a practicing School Psychologist
Be in good academic standing
Have a minimum cumulative overall GPA of 3.0
Be a MAPS member
Each application will be reviewed by the Fred E. Woodall Memorial Scholarship Program Selection Committee. The Committee will consider many factors in determining the scholarship recipient. The applicant's commitment and contributions to professional organizations, both state and national; participation and leadership in campus and/or community organizations/activities; achievements, awards, and/or accomplishments; and career and personal goals will be evaluated. A scoring rubric developed by the scholarship committee and approved by the MAPS Executive Committee will be used to evaluate applications. The scholarship committee will review all completed applications, and the applicant with the highest overall score will receive the scholarship. In the event of a tie, the MAPS Executive Committee will cast the deciding vote. IV. Application Procedures
Download and print application materials from the MAPS website.
MAPS Fred E. Woodall Memorial Scholarship Application Form
University Program Director Scholarship Application Acknowledgment Form
Complete the application form, vita, and personal statement, and submit to university program director for review.
Mail completed application form, vita, and personal statement to MAPS Fred Woodall Memorial Scholarship Program Selection Committee, at the address listed on the application form. The University Program Director Form should be submitted separately by the program director. V. Special Notices
All application materials must be submitted by the deadline stated in the application packet. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all materials have been received by the selection committee. Late submissions and/or incomplete applications will not be considered. All application materials must be postmarked by November 15th.VI. Notification Procedures
The scholarship recipient(s) will be notified prior to the MAPS Annual Conference. Unselected applicants will be notified prior to the conference. The scholarship recipient will be formally announced at the annual MAPS Conference. VII. Reapplying
Current recipients must reapply annually to be considered and are limited to a maximum of two awards ($1000 total). VIII. Questions?
Please refer to the MAPS website for further information or contact the scholarship committee chair, Terry Mortimer, through the MAPS website.
See more here:Scholarship Application Overview .docxUniversity Program Director Scholarship Application Acknowledgement Form .docxApplication for the Fred Woodall Memorial Scholarship.docx