Access Path to Psychology and Law Experience (AP)

American Psychological Association

The Access Path to Psychology and Law Experience (AP) is awards funding to promising undergraduate and terminal master's degree students from underrepresented groups who are interested in psychology and law and have the potential to become competitive graduate applicants. The underrepresented groups includes racial and ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, LGBT individuals and physically disabled students. This scholarship aims to encourage faculty members to recruit students into their research labs and give the students meaningful research experience as well as provide them with other opportunities for mentoring and development.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Faculty are encouraged to identify promising undergraduate and terminal master's degree students
  • Financial Need:
    Not Mentioned
  • Major/Career:
    Who are interested in psychology and law
  • Other Benefits:
    Recipients will be given a stipend of $1200 per semester or $800 per quarter or summer for up to one year. In addition, they will receive $100 for research expenses and up to $500 to attend the AP-LS conference.

Application Details

  • Transcript:
    Not required
  • Resume/Activity List:
    Not required
  • Other Materials:
    A cover letter which provides contact information for both the student and the mentor.A one- to two-page personal statement written by the student that addresses the following issues:The student's interest in the field of psychology and law, either in general or with respect to a particular issue in the field.The student's educational and career goals.The student's current qualifications and experiences for achieving those goals. All students should provide their current overall and psychology-specific GPAs.Students also may discuss any personal characteristics or life experiences that are relevant to proposed project.A letter of support from the faculty member discussing the applicant's potential for graduate work, interest in psychology and law and ability to complete the proposed research experience. In addition, the faculty member should discuss his or her anticipated strategy for mentoring the student (e.g., amount of contact, training methods, plans for monitoring progress).A completed W-9 (U.S. citizen) or W-8 (non citizen) tax form.

Contact Information