ISPA recognizes our members’ talent, perseverance, and contributions of time and energy through various awards and scholarships.
Practitioner of the Year
The Ted Smith Practitioner of the Year Award recognizes the ISPA member who is most outstanding in the practice of school psychology.
Nominees were recognized during the annual ISPA Convention Awards Luncheon on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the Springfield Hilton in Springfield, IL. The overall Practitioner of the Year Award winner was announced at that time.
Previous Winners and Nominees
Illinois Fund for Careers in School Psychology
Minority Scholarship Award
The Illinois Fund for Careers in School Psychology (IFCSP) was founded in 1991 to further the education of school psychologists, support scientific research in the field, promote public awareness of the important role school psychologists play in schools, communities and society. 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. These scholarships are offered every year and in 2013 was presented to the winners during the ISPA Conference. Information about the Illinois Fund for Careers in School Psychology can be obtained from the Director of the School Psychology Program at the university one attends.
Previous winners of the Minority Scholarship Award
IFCSP Minority Scholarship Program Application Procedure for 2014 available later this year. (ISPA Members Only)
Research Grant Award
The Research Grant Award provides grants of $500 to $2,500 to practitioners or students conducting research relevant to school psychology.
Other awards are given to ISPA members to acknowledge their contributions to the field of school psychology and in service to the children of Illinois. These awards are not annual awards; they are given periodically at the discretion of the ISPA president, with input from other ISPA leaders.