Positive behavior support is an approach to supporting people’s behavior in typical home, school, work, and community environments that combines the principles of applied behavior analysis, implementation science, and best practices from other human service fields. It is characterized by a commitment to collaboration; basing interventions on a thorough understanding of the person and environmental influences affecting behavior; proactive, educative, and functional strategies; making decisions on the basis of objective information; and focusing not just on behavior change, but also improvements in quality of life.
In memory of Dr. Meme Heineman, a driving force in the positive behavior support movement and leader in the field, this scholarship seeks to support students pursuing a degree in Psychology or Applied Behavior Analysis.
Any high school senior, undergraduate student, or graduate student who is majoring in or planning to major in Psychology or Applied Behavior Analysis is encouraged to apply for this scholarship.
To apply, please tell us the reasons you believe you should be awarded this scholarship and the ways in which this scholarship will assist you to propel the field of applied behavior analysis using the principles of positive behavior support to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities
In 1,000 words or less please tell us the reasons you believe you should be awarded this scholarship and the ways in which this scholarship will assist you to propel the field of applied behavior analysis using the principles of positive behavior support to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities.
The application deadline is Jan 14, 2023. Winners will be announced on Feb 14, 2023.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Feb 14, 2023. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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