Scholarship Recipients Announced for 2010-2011 Academic Year

The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute is proud to announce the recipients of the 2010-2011 Forest Excellence in Education and Training Scholarships (FEETS). These awards recognize the contributions of current students in education and training domains such as clinical training, research, community service, diversity, advocacy, consultation and education, and scholarly writing.

For the past two years, Forest Institute has supported this need-based program that distributes over $100,000 each year to outstanding students through awards, scholarships and fellowships. This program has continued in 2010-2011, as it represents an important strategic initiative aimed at actively supporting the mission of the school to attract and retain outstanding graduate students.

"We are extremely proud of our students and their accomplishments,” said Dr. Mark Skrade, president of Forest Institute. "These awards recognize the efforts our students are making to continue Forest's mission to enrich, advance and serve those around us. They also illustrate the emphasis Forest places on rewarding those students who possess the initiative and compassion to think of bettering their school and neighbors. Their dedication to the growth and progress of Forest and the community is inspiring.”
The following students will be supported through approximately $75,250 in tuition reduction and direct student awards in the upcoming academic year:

Clinical Training Award (Award for excellence in clinical training as a Forest graduate student; 20% tuition reduction per semester, up to $3,000 per person) - Rachel Fazio, Shawna Baron and Kelly Finch

Community Service Scholarship (Scholarship to support community service activities while attending Forest; 40% tuition reduction per semester, up to $6,000 per person) - Antoni Hanigan, Wanda Miller and Emily Rademan

Research Award ($250 award to support proposed or ongoing research project) - Shawna Baron

Diversity in Practicum and Internship (DIPI) Fellowship (Fellowship to assist Director of Clinical Training in consultation with the Diversity Committee in determining future diversity-related training opportunities and integration of diversity training across curriculum; 80% tuition reduction per semester, up to $6,000 per person) - Cass Neuhaus and Nisa Singchawala

Writing Center Fellowship (Fellowship to assist in the continuation of the graduate writing center at Forest; 30% tuition reduction per semester, up to $4,000 per person) - Kate Higgins, Bridget Beachy and Kendra Price

Consultation and Education Fellowship Option 1 (Fellowship to assist the Robert J. Murney Clinic at Forest Institute in developing sustainable psycho-educational and group-based programs for community-based partner organizations to manage issues related to compassion fatigue and burnout due to working with underserved and impoverished populations; 80% tuition reduction per semester, up to $12,000 per person) - Marguerite Langille-Hoppe

Consultation and Education Fellowship Option 2 (Fellowship to support teaching assistants in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program at Forest Institute; 80% tuition reduction per semester, up to $6,000 per person) - Stacy Ogbeide and Kate Higgins

Congratulations students!