Ethnic Minority Student Resources and Information
Explore news, information and resources for students of color in psychology: APA and OEMA programs, projects and publications; local and national conferences; and, scholarship and research opportunities.
Community College Students
Diversity Project 2000 and Beyond (DP2K)
Diversity Project 2000 and Beyond (DP2kB) is a leadership and mentoring program designed for ethnic minority honor students attending community colleges. DP2kB occurs two days prior to and two days during the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, and offers full grants for out-of-state students and partial grants for local students admitted into the program.
Psi Beta® is the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges. It is the first two-year college honor society approved for membership in the Association of College Honor Societies, which regulates membership requirements. The mission of Psi Beta is professional development of psychology students through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research and community service.
4-Year College Students
The APA/NIGMS project includes 14 institutions in 5 regions of the country that comprise Regional Centers of Excellence. Each region consist of a major research university and two predominately minority serving institutions (i.e., one 4-year institution and one 2-year institution). Each institution is awarded funds to support collaboration between the three institutions, to implement activities for students of color that strengthen their capacity to pursue biomedical research careers in psychology, and to improve retention rates of these students.
Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications.
Psi Alpha Omega
Division 45's National Honor Society, Psi Alpha Omega, provides academic recognition for students of color and students interested in the study of ethnic and cultural issues within the discipline of psychology.
Undergraduate and Graduate Students Psychology Internship Program (PDF, 144KB)
The purpose of the Psychology Internship with the Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs is to offer applied experience to enhance the knowledge of undergraduate and graduate students with a major or minor in psychology.
APA Science Student Council
The APA Science Student Council (APASSC) advises the Science Directorate and works cooperatively with the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS).
Other Student Resources
APA Student Membership Information
Join APA as a Student Affiliate.
Student Biosketch Form
APA's Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (OEMA) Directory of Ethnic Minority Professionals in Psychology lists psychologists of color who are members of the APA. The Biosketch Form (PDF, 860KB), is used for collecting and entering data into the Directory's database. Return the completed form to:
Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs
750 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
Complete The Student Version Online
Information provided will be entered into our database and used for: (a) generating future editions of the Directory of Ethnic Minority Professionals in Psychology; (b) conducting tailored job searches for employers; (c) identifying members to participate on APA boards, committees and task forces; (d) networking psychologists of color for policy advocacy purposes; (e) and other similar types of activities. In addition, persons on the OEMA database receive all issues of The Communiqué — OEMA's semi-annual newsletter.
Grants and Awards
This page contains information on grants and awards administered by APA and its affiliate organizations.
Communiqué News Journal
A voice for Ethnic Minority Psychology.
Directory of Selected Scholarship, Fellowship, and Other Financial Aid Opportunities for Women and Ethnic Minorities in Psychology and Related Fields.
A searchable database providing a compilation of resources available to women and minorities seeking financial assistance.
Psychology Education and Careers #1: Guidebook for High School Students of Color.
This pamphlet provides advice to high school students who might be interested in pursuing education and careers in psychology. 1998. The first five copies are free. Price: $2.00
Psychology Education and Careers #2: Guidebook for College Students of Color. This pamphlet provides advice to college students of color interested in pursuing education and career in psychology. 1998. The first five copies are free. Price: $2.00
Psychology Education and Careers #3: Guidebook for College Students of Color Applying to Graduate and Professional Programs. Describes the process for applying to graduate/professional education in psychology and provides great tips! 1998. The first five copies are free. Price: $2.00
Multicultural Educational Resources
This page contains resource information with diversity content.
National Ethnic Minority Psychological Associations
Student Financial Aid
Summer Programs for High School and College Students
The Ventures Program link will direct you to colleges and universities across the country and their programs in "leadership," pre-college, liberals arts, writing, math and many other areas. The other links will direct you to science, math or engineering related possibilities.
*ALANA is an acronym for African American, Latino/a, Asian American and Native American.