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Excellence in Rural Psychology Award

American Psychological Association
Jun 11, 2021

Javier Aquino


The American Psychological Association (APA) recognizes exemplary psychology leadership in rural and remote areas.

The award recipient will be announced in June 2021 and will be invited to receive the award in August during the APA Annual Convention.


All nominees must have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree in psychology.

At the time of application and throughout the award process, the nominee must be a member in good standing with one or more psychological association(s):

  • State
  • Territorial
  • Provincial
  • Regional
  • National
  • Ethnic minority
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Each year, one awardee will receive a commemorative plaque and a $250 stipend.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the application form are available on the program website.

Completed applications should be emailed to Javier Aquino by June 11, 2021.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Leadership

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