Contributions to Mentorship Award

Nomination Deadline: April 1st – Chair: Lindsay Fallon,



Each year, APA’s Division of School Psychology (Division 16) presents the Outstanding Contributions to Mentorship Award. The award is given to a school psychologist professional (e.g., university trainer, field supervisor) who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to mentoring trainees. Their mentorship has been outstanding and sustained, creating access and opportunity for mentees to provide outstanding school psychological services to clients or to advance the science of school psychology. Self-nominations are welcome.



Nominees should meet both criteria 1 and 2.

  1. Significant contributions in the area of mentorship
  2. Member of Division 16

How to Apply


The following materials must be submitted for each nominee: 

1) A copy of the nominee’s CV (required);                            

2) An 1-2 page personal statement from the nominee describing their approach to mentorship, why they mentor, and the impact of their mentorship (optional but encouraged);

3) Up to three letters of support from mentees and/or colleagues to demonstrate the impact of the nominee’s mentorship.

All nominations and related materials must be submitted by 11:59PM EST on April 1, 2024 via this form. Please contact Division 16’s Vice President for Education, Training and Scientific Affairs (VP-ETSA), Lindsay Fallon, at with questions.

Past Recipients

2024: Maryellen Brunson McClain, Indiana University-Bloomington