Important Dates/Upcoming Deadlines

There are a number of opportunities and events we want to make you aware of coming up in the near future.

Research Grant Award 

provides grants of $500 to $2,500 to practitioners or students conducting research relevant to school psychology.

  • November 3rd, 2017 (Friday) Call for proposals due
  • December 1, 2017 (Friday) Notification of grant award recipients

Poster Presentations

Any poster presentation that is of interest to school psychologists is appropriate for committee review. Poster sessions are an informal format for presenting research data or highlighting innovative practices

  • November 3rd, 2017 (Friday) Proposals must be received 
  • December 1, 2017 (Friday) Acceptance notifications sent 
  • January 18, 2018 (Thursday) Presentations made at ISPA Convention

Ted Smith Practitioner of the Year Award

recognizes the ISPA member who is most outstanding in the practice of school psychology.

  • November 10th, 2017 (Friday) Nominations due
  • December 15, 2017 (Friday) Deadline for submission of select round two materials.
  • January 18, 2018 (Thursday) Recognition of the nominees and overall winner

Illinois Fund for Careers in School Psychology Minority Scholarship Award

The purpose of the fund is to increase the representation of cultural and ethnic minorities within the profession. The scholarship winners are now helping minority children and youth reach their potential.

  • December 8th, 2017 (Friday) Application deadline
  • January 12, 2018 (Friday) Recipients notified
  • January 18, 2018 (Thursday) Recognition of recipients


The Benefits of Membership

ISPA membership provides many benefits to school psychologists; school psychology educators, interns and graduate students; retired school psychologists; and others committed to the social, emotional and academic development of students.

Membership Benefits

Presidential Perspective--Rosalinda Barragan

I am grateful and honored to be ISPA’s President. The past year has definitely been one of opportunity for me both professionally and personally.  Here are some highlights:

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