Promoting Equity and Inclusiveness 

The mission promoting equity and inclusiveness is to foster awareness and promote understanding of diversity-related topics as they relate to the practice of psychology. This mission is carried out through a variety of activities, including: the promotion of underrepresented groups in Kentucky colleges & universities, providing information that increases psychologists’ knowledge, awareness and skills in multiculturalism, and providing information to the public about psychological services for members of underrepresented groups. 

Multicultural Awards

The Kentucky Psychological Foundation has opened applications for the Multicultural Awards. The awards are presented annually in the fall at the Kentucky Psychological Association's Annual Convention in Lexington, KY.  

Multicultural Professional Development Award -   Qualified applicants are psychologists who represent a diverse group or population.  Award money may be used for a specific multicultural initiative, training, conference, event or membership dues to a multicultural national professional organization.  Award recipient must be a KPA member in good standing.  Reward amount: up to  $500
 
Multicultural Student Professional Development Award -  Qualified applicants are psychology graduate students representing a diverse group or population. Award money may be used for specific multicultural initiative, training, conference, event or dues to a multicultural national professional organization.  Award recipient must be a KPA member in good standing.  Reward amount: up to $350

Application process and accountability:


Candidates must submit their letter of interest and CV. Candidates must submit a letter that specifies what they would use the funding for and how much is needed, up to the limit of the award
 

Within one year after receiving the award, each winner will be required to submit a brief letter explaining how the award money was used and how the funds contributed to the goals stated in their application. 


To apply:  Send your letter of interest and CV to kpa@kpa.org with KPF Multicultural Award in the subject line.

Questions?  Contact 502-894-0777 or kpa@kpa.org

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