David Pilon Scholarship for Training in Professional Psychology

This scholarship is intended to promote supplemental training and education experiences in professional practice (funds must support future training and education rather than previous work).

Deadline: May 6, 2015

Sponsor: APAGS


David Pilon was one of the founding co-chairs of APAGS in 1988. This $1,000 cash scholarship, named in his honor as appreciation for his initial work in launching APAGS, is intended to promote supplemental training and education experiences in professional practice (funds must support future training and education rather than previous work). The scholarship is designed also to be used for a specific training program or opportunity not otherwise available to the student so that an identifiable increase in knowledge will result from the training.


APAGS grants and awards are available to graduate student members of APAGS who are enrolled at least half-time as a student in good standing at a regionally accredited university. Students who join as a graduate student affiliate are members of APAGS; students who are members of APA as undergraduate student affiliates, associate member or other member status, must change their status to graduate student affiliate prior to applying for this grant/award.

Undergraduates are not eligible to apply for these grants/awards, nor are current or former APAGS Committee members, subcommittee chairs and task force chairs. In addition, former APAGS subcommittee members or ad hoc reviewers who have previously reviewed this scholarship are not eligible. Previous recipients of each grant/award are not eligible to apply again for a period of five years.

How to Apply

Each application must include all of the following materials:

  1. An abbreviated curriculum vitae (not to exceed two pages single-spaced).
  2. A 1,000-word (max) statement describing these components:

    a. The training/education you wish to be funded (including location, dates, organizing body, costs as applicable),
    b. Your short and long-term goals,
    c. How the scholarship will help you meet these goals, and
    d. How this education/training will enhance your work as a future psychologist.
  3. A letter of recommendation (not to exceed two pages single-spaced) supporting your application and how the education/training will benefit you and help meet your future educational and professional goals. 

Please submit each of these items as a separate PDF file. We will not accept Word documents. Letters of recommendation (if and only if stated as a requirement above) should also be in PDF form; however, we will accept both Word and PDF versions of the letter of recommendation only.


Please note the online system will close at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the day of the deadline; all application materials must be submitted at that time. No mail submissions will be accepted. If you are not an APAGS member at the time of submission you may attach a copy of the receipt you get when you join APA/APAGS electronically as proof of your membership. Letters of recommendation may be submitted separately via email by the deadline. Submit your application online.

Please read this carefully: Approximately two months before an application is due, you will see this specific grant/award as a choice in the drop-down menu under “Grants” in the online submission form. Do not apply until the grant is listed in this menu as your application will not be accepted. Check back periodically if you are waiting for a chance to submit. The online system will close immediately on the due date and time. Late submissions will not be accepted. You will receive notification of your award decisions approximately two months after the due date.

Past Recipients

Charles Philip Brandt, III


Nicole Corinne Kaye


Michael Louis Alosco


Haylie L. Miller


Kylee M. Miller


Amanda Haboush


Andreana Benitez


Wendy Gray


Julia D. Smith


Bryn Harris


Rufus Gonzales


Alaina Haub


Alaina Haub


Scott Walters


Scott Walters


Dawn Wilson


Jennifer Gans


Sarah Grison


Kenneth Levy


Kenneth Levy