Karen Lopp was committed to several multi-cultural issues, in particular, the LGBT community and African-American girls. Her life and work stand as a model for all of those who are in the helping professions. She stood up to social injustice. It is our hope that, through the provision of this scholarship, her crusading spirit and efforts live on.
The scholarship is awarded each year to one graduate-level student at the Honors Day Ceremony. The College of Education and Human Development recognizes this exceptional individual and the contributions made to the university, college, and the community. The recipient of the scholarship is selected by the Student Affiliates of School Psychology (SASP) Scholarship Committee.
List of Previous Recipients:
Shola Shodiya-Zeumault, 2019 Recipient
Vanessa Placeres, 2018 Recipient
David Zelaya, 2017 Recipient
Applicants should meet the following criteria:
- Be a current graduate student in the GSU Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) department. Both master and doctorate level students are encouraged to apply.
- Demonstrate a commitment to advocacy or service to one of Karen Lopp’s areas of interest or another multi-cultural area.
- One (1) $500 scholarship will be awarded to one graduate-level student selected by the SASP Scholarship Committee
- Complete the Karen Lopp Scholarship Application
- Two-page essay
- Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
- January 15, 2020
- If you have any questions or would like to request a copy of the application, please contact Symba Arbuthnot, chair of SASP’s Karen Lopp Memorial Scholarship Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.