Awards & Honors

This award is given to an individual who has made outstanding service contributions in the promotion of ethnic minority issues within 10 years of graduation.

Recipients:

  • Michi Fu (2011)
  • Wendy Peters (2016)

This award is given to an individual who has made outstanding research contributions in the promotion of ethnic minority issues within 10 years of graduation.

Previous candidates for this award may have made contributions within educational, research, or practice domains.

Recipients:

  • Richard Cervantes
  • Maria P. P. Root
  • Nolan Zane (1992)
  • Shelly Harrel (2000)
  • Cynthia de las Fuentes
  • Gayle Y. Iwamasa (2001)
  • Alberta Gloria (2002)
  • Kevin Cokley (2004)
  • Shawn Utsey (2004)
  • Edward Delgado-Romero (2005)
  • William Liu (2006)
  • Melanie D. Rodriguez (2007)
  • Timothy Smith (2007)
  • Bryan Kim (2008)
  • Juan Carlos Arango (2009)
  • Yuri Jang & Meifen Wei (2010)
  • Joseph Gone (2011)
  • Kevin Nadal (2012)
  • Joel Wong (2013)
  • Germine H. Awad (2014)
  • Sannisha Dale (2016)
  • Carlos Santos (2017)

This award was created in honor of the significant contributions made by Charles and Shirley Thomas in the area of student mentoring and development, as well as their contributions toward making psychology responsive and relevant to the needs of the African American community. Candidates for this award should demonstrate significant contributions to the education and training of students of color as well as a professional presence within ethnic minority communities.

Recipients

  • Anderson J. Franklin (1993)
  • Derald Wing Sue (1994)
  • Thomas A. Parham (2000)
  • Nancy Boyd-Franklin (2001)
  • Hector Myers (2002)
  • Phillip Bowman (2006)
  • Alberta Gloria (2007)
  • Asuncion Austria (2008)
  • Helen Neville (2009)
  • Kevin Cokley (2010)
  • Gail Wyatt (2011)
  • Jose Soto (2012)
  • Bridgette Peteet (2016)

The Asuncion Miteria Austria and John Robinson award was created in honor of their distinguished contributions to the governance of the American Psychological Association and their outstanding mentoring of ethnic minority psychologists into governance roles. Candidates for this award should demonstrate significant achievements and participation in the governance of the American Psychological Association on a national level, as well as the mentoring of ethnic minority psychologists to assume roles in governance. Self-nominations are encouraged.

Recipients:

  • Gerald Koocher (2012)
  • Melba Vasquez (2013)
  • Jessica Henderson Daniel (2014)
  • Richard Suinn (2015)
  • Rosie Bingham (2016)
  • Patricia Arredondo (2017)

This award was created to honor the contributions of a senior person in the field of psychology who has made significant contributions in the area of service with ethnic minority populations. Candidates for this award should have been in the field 15 or more years, and have made contributions in the development or delivery of services that are focused on ethnic minority populations.

Recipients:

  • Candace M. Fleming
  • Esteban L. Olmedo
  • Henry Tomes (1990)
  • Beth (Todd-Bazemore) Boyd (1999)
  • Christine C. Iijima
  • Alice Chang (2000)
  • Lula A. Beatty
  • Bertha G. Holliday (2001)
  • Eduardo Morales (2002)
  • John D. Robinson (2004)
  • Lisa Porche Burke (2006)
  • Davis Ying Ja (2008)
  • Teresa LaFromboise (2009)
  • Diane Willis (2010)
  • Michael Conner (2011)
  • Jeffrey Mio (2016)
  • Luís Vazquez (2017)

This award was created to honor the contributions of a senior person in the field of psychology who has made significant contributions in research related to ethnic minority populations. Candidates for this award should have been in the field 15 or more years, and have made scholarly contributions in writing, publishing, and disseminating information on ethnic minority populations and issues, thereby substantively contributing to the current understanding of ethnic minorities.

Recipients

  • Amado M. Padilla
  • Stanley Sue (1990)
  • Gail E. Wyatt (1996)
  • Janet Helms
  • William “Bill” Cross (1999)
  • Pamela Trotman Reid (2000)
  • Donald R. Atkinson
  • James S. Jackson (2001)
  • Teresa LaFromboise (2002)
  • Hortensia Amaro (2006)
  • Gerald Mohatt (2007)
  • Guillermo Bernal (2008)
  • Frederick Leong (2009)
  • Gordon Nagayama Hall (2011)
  • Patricia Arredondo (2016)
  • Beverly Vandiver (2017)

This award is given every other year to a senior person who has made outstanding contributions over the course of his/her career in the promotion of ethnic minority issues. Candidates for this award may have made contributions in educational, research, or practice domains.

Recipients:

  • Carolyn Attneave
  • Kenneth Clark
  • Carolyn Payton (1991)
  • Harry Yamaguchi (1992)
  • Martha Bernal
  • Robert Guthrie (1993)
  • Joseph Trimble (1994)
  • Amado M. Padilla
  • Esteban Olmedo
  • Arthur L. McDonald (1996)
  • Ronald Fox (1997)
  • James Jones (1999)
  • Joe White (2000)
  • Vera S. Paster (2001)
  • Martha Bernal
  • Pat Okura (2002)
  • Henry Tomes (2006)
  • Derald Sue (2008)
  • Patricia Arredondo (2009)
  • Pat Gurin (2010)

The Joseph E. Trimble and Jewell Horvat award was created to honor significant contributions to Native and Indigenous psychology and making psychology responsive and relevant to the needs of Native and Indigenous communities. Candidates for this award should demonstrate significant contributions to Native and Indigenous psychology.

Two awards will be given.

  • One award will be given to a promising graduate student who has demonstrated a commitment to achieving an admirable balance between community development and potential leadership in the field of psychology.
  • The other award will be given to a senior level contributor to the field of Native and Indigenous psychology who inspired their former students to create benefits for indigenous communities through their scholarship, practices, and leadership. Small stipends accompany the awards.

Recipients:

  • Arthur W. Blume (2017)
  • Dolores Subia BigFoot (2017)

The Joseph E. Trimble and Jewell Horvat award was created to honor significant contributions to Native and Indigenous psychology and making psychology responsive and relevant to the needs of Native and Indigenous communities. Candidates for this award should demonstrate significant contributions to Native and Indigenous psychology.

Two awards will be given.

  • One award will be given to a promising graduate student who has demonstrated a commitment to achieving an admirable balance between community development and potential leadership in the field of psychology.
  • The other award will be given to a senior level contributor to the field of Native and Indigenous psychology who inspired their former students to create benefits for indigenous communities through their scholarship, practices, and leadership. Small stipends accompany the awards.

Recipients:

  • Melissa Wheeler (2017)

This award is presented to an outstanding student who is distinguished in terms of professional and/or community service efforts.

The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding psychological research on ethnic minority issues conducted primarily by a graduate student, including – but not limited to — dissertation research. Candidates whose goals and professional development are consistent with a career involving the psychological study of ethnic minority issues will be given preference for this award. The award will be presented at the Division 45 Award Ceremony during the APA Convention. Awardees are presented with an engraved plaque and an honorarium.

Eligibility Requirements:

Nominees must be matriculated graduate students (including pre-doctoral interns), and must be student affiliates of Division 45 at the time that their nomination materials are submitted.

Additional Submission Requirements:

A letter from the chair of the dissertation committee and/or training director indicating the student’s good standing in the program.

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